Urban Form and Transit in Mexico

Penn IUR Faculty Fellow Erick Guerra writes about urban form, transit supply and travel behavior in Mexico's 100 largest urban areas.

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Photo Contest on Urban Informality

Penn IUR invites you to participate in a photo contest on the theme of urban informality. Submit photos that capture the ways that people in urban areas create or use informal systems to survive and thrive.

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Penn IUR Spring Newsletter

Check out Penn IUR's Spring newsletter to learn about our recent and upcoming work, as well as upcoming events and publications.

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Cities and Climate Governance

In a dispatch from the Urban 20 Mayoral Summit, Jocelyn Perry and Bill Burke-White write about cities' role in climate governance and public policy.

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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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State & Local Public Finance Links

Penn IUR's online resource for planners, policymakers, researchers, and citizens to access information and expert analyses about state and local public finance in the United States.

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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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