Penn IUR Hosts Discussion on the Future of Urbanization: What Can We Learn from Asian Cities?

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 14, 2014

Today, almost 80% of all city dwellers live in Asian cities. In "The Future of Urbanization: What Can We Learn from Asian Cities?" a panel will examine the challenges and opportunities of urban life in Asia and suggest lessons for cities around the globe. 

WHAT:

The University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research Hosts a 10th Anniversary Special Event - The Future of Urbanization: What Can We Learn from Asian Cities?

WHO:

Hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania

Featured speakers:          

Abha Joshi-Ghani, director, Knowledge and Learning, The World Bank Institute;

Kyung-Hwan Kim, president, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements; professor, School of Economics, Sogang University;

Bimal Patel, president, CEPT University;

Saskia Sassen, professor of sociology, Columbia University; co-chair, Committee on Global Thought; and

Anthony Yeh, dean of the Graduate School, University of Hong Kong.

WHEN:Thursday, March 27, 2014
5:30-7:00 p.m.
WHERE:

The Inn at Penn
University of Pennsylvania

3600 Sansom Street

DETAILS:This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. Full details are available at www.penniur.upenn.edu.

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