Call for Papers: Urban Poverty in the Developing World

Deadline: 15 May 2016

The Wilson Center is seeking abstracts from graduate students for its 7th annual paper competition on urban poverty in the developing world.

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Competition Topics

  • Climate Change: Cities are grappling with the impacts of a changing climate, and the urban poor are the most adversely affected, especially women and children who experience difficulty in accessing resources, services, and decision-making opportunities.
  • Arrival Cities: Responding to Migrants and Refugees: While not a new phenomenon, current global conflicts are focusing public attention on refugees and migrants, as countries strive to cope with the influx of newcomers.
  • Innovation in Urban Planning: Evidence-based planning is critical for addressing urban challenges and building equitable and sustainable cities and metropolitan regions.
  • Financing Sustainable Urban Development: Investment in sustainable urban development is critical for the future of a rapidly urbanizing world.

Prize Information

The grand prize winner will receive a travel stipend to attend Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, in Quito.

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 Eligibility Criteria

  • Paper proposals should be policy-based and solutions-oriented and should critically examine existing projects and/or propose new strategies for tackling issues related to urban poverty in the developing world.
  • This call for papers is directed at PhD students and advanced Masters Students.
  • To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program as of May 15, 2016.
  • Papers can be co-authored, if each author is a graduate student. In this case, only one author will attend Habitat III and present at the Washington policy workshop.
  • Preference will be given to the presentation of original, field-based research that builds upon existing scholarship as opposed to desk or literature reviews.
  • Abstracts should be clearly linked to one or more of the sub-topics outlined above, focusing on developing world populations and cities.

Abstract Submissions

  • Applicants must submit the Abstracts (max 500 words) and a brief CV to the selection committee via email through the given website.
  • Abstracts should contain a title, paper description, author name and affiliation, and specify which of the subtopics listed above the paper will address.

For more information, please visit Call for Papers.

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