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Unbanking of America

Penn IUR Faculty Fellow Lisa Servon writes that America's consumer financial services industry is broken.

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Inclusive Urbanism

Penn IUR's 2016-17 Annual Report, "Informing Inclusive Urbanism" offers a look at our Institute's work over the past year, and gives a glimpse of future initiatives and programming.

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Fall Newsletter

In Penn IUR's Fall Newsletter features Mayor Michael Nutter, a new report on higher education innovation, and updates from our network of urban scholars and practitioners.

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Welcome 2017 Penn IUR Affiliates

Penn IUR is pleased to welcome its newest affiliates, experts who will join Penn IUR's dynamic network of urbanists dedicated to improving the world's cities.

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The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) is dedicated to advancing cross-disciplinary urban-focused research, instruction, and civic engagement on issues relevant to cities around the world. As the global population becomes increasingly urban, understanding cities is vital to informed decision-making and public policy at the local, national, and international levels.

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Global Urban Commons

The Global Urban Commons (the Commons), is a publicly-accessible, global directory of university-based urban research centers.The Commons, which includes more than 200 urban-research focused organizations from around the world, is a platform to build awareness about the breadth and depth of global urban research. The site i...

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Metrolab Network

Penn IUR has joined other universities across the nation to create a “Metro Lab Network” of university and city government partnerships committed to collaboration focused on 21st century solutions to the challenges confronting infrastructure, city services, and civic engagement. The Metro Lab Network will bring together...

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Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

In partnership with the Taiwan Institute for Economic Research (TIER), Penn IUR is working to develop and maintain a knowledge-sharing platform (KSP) for the Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group (EWG).

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Principles of Housing Finance Reform

Susan M. Wachter and Joseph Tracy

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Slums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work

Eugenie L. Birch, Shahana Chattaraj, and Susan M. Wachter

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