Penn Institute for Urban Research

The Penn Institute for Urban Research is dedicated to fostering increased understanding of cities and developing new knowledge bases, vital in charting the course of local national and international urbanization. By providing an umbrella structure for the urban focused scholarship, research and civic engagement within Penn’s twelve schools, the Penn IUR provides the synergy needed to address urban challenges in the 21st century.

As a campus-wide initiative, the Penn Institute for Urban Research is a platform for an integrated urban knowledge base. It informs practices related to urbanism through the multi-disciplinary approach that is the University of Pennsylvania’s specialty.

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