Advancing Cities, Learning From Leaders
The Penn IUR Fellows in Urban Leadership Program, open to Penn undergraduates, engages a small cohort of selected students with high-level local, regional, and national leaders drawn from government, business, and civil society to discuss decision-making in urban places. “The purpose of the program is to connect committed students who are the urban leaders of the future to today’s leaders,” says Penn IUR Co-Director Susan Wachter. Now in its second year, students will gain an insider view of how cities work, strengthen their understanding of how public and civic actors approach urban challenges, and broaden their capacity to address urban problems in their careers.
The Penn IUR Fellows in Urban Leadership program is an initiative of the Penn Institute for Urban Research, a university-wide institute dedicated to advancing urban-focused research, instruction, and civic engagement, and fostering collaboration among scholars and policymakers to inform urban policy.