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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386April 17, 2014

Penn IUR Co-Director Eugenie Birch Elected Chair of the World Urban Campaign

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Eugenie Birch, co-director of the Penn IIUR, has been elected chair of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s World Urban Campaign, a global coalition of public, private and civil society partners acting to promote sustainable urbanization.

Eugenie Birch, co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research, Penn IUR, at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected chair of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s World Urban Campaign, a global coalition of public, private and civil society partners acting to promote sustainable ur

Penn Panel Explores Ways Asian, Western Cities Can Learn From Each Other

April 8, 2014

A panel discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research, including Stefan Al of the School of Design, is highlighted.

Article Source: University City Review

Audio: Philadelphia Capitalizes on Energy Boom

March 12, 2014

Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design is interviewed about the need to examine the risks of the energy boom.

Article Source: National Public Radio

This Year’s TEDxPhiladelphia Speakers Announced

March 5, 2014

Andrew Dahlgren of the School of Design and Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy are listed as TEDxPhiladelphia speakers.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 24, 2014

After a Decade, Penn Institute of Urban Research Celebrates Partnerships and Progress

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After a decade of work, Penn IUR looks at its evolution, its many partnerships and its accomplishment, and looks forward to what is next for the urban-focused research entity.

With the number of city dwellers expected to double in the next 30 years, bringing the tally to 7 billion city inhabitants worldwide, urbanization poses a wide range of critical issues, including housing, education, food security, energy, crime, economic development, income equality and public health.

Mormon Church to Expand Development in Philadelphia

February 18, 2014

Eugenie Birch of the School of Design comments on the expansion of the Mormon Church in Philadelphia.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 February 19, 2014

Penn IUR Hosts Dialogue: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future

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A discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S. delegation to the World Urban Forum 7, will cover the role research plays in understanding the present challenges of urban development.
 
WHAT: “Research to Practice: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future,” a discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S.
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 18, 2014

John Legend to Speak at Penn’s 258th Commencement

John Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul artist, philanthropist and Penn alumnus will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, Leslie Laird Kruhly, Vice President and University Secretary announced.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369February 6, 2014

Penn Medicine Public Art Initiative Aims to Draw Attention to AEDs

If you saw someone collapse and lose consciousness, you would likely call 911, and if they weren’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse, you might also know to start CPR while you waited for help to arrive. But would you know where to look for an automated external defibrillator (AED)?

Penn Trio’s Idea Is Music to Snowboarders’ Ears

February 3, 2014

Graduates of Penn’s Integrated Product Design program John Hunchar, Ben Harmer and Kenneth Liew are featured for creating Jalapeño Beat Maker.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer