Penn IUR Fellows in Urban Leadership
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. Students gain an insider view of how cities work, strengthen their understanding of how public and civic actors work together to solve 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.
As a long time urbanist, I appreciate Penn IUR’s work engaging our faculty and students interested in urban-focused research and practice. I am excited that this Penn IUR Fellows in Urban Leadership Program will offer students a unique opportunity to study urban leadership and to learn, first-hand, what it takes to build inclusive and sustainable cities now and in the future.
Wendell Pritchett, Provost; Presidential Professor of Law and Education
For more information, download the 2018/2019 program brochure. The application process for 2019/20 school year will commence in the spring 2019 semester. Please check back here for further details and dates.