Urban Research eJournal
Editors: Eugenie L. Birch and Susan M. Wachter
University of Pennsylvania - Penn Institute for Urban Research (IUR) and University of Pennsylvania - Real Estate Department

This eJournal distributes abstracts, working papers, and recently published articles focused on urban research, establishing a platform through which researchers can access the latest urban-focused research from scholars worldwide. With more than half the world population now urban - the United States, Latin America and Europe are more than three-quarters urban while Asia and Africa are experiencing rapid rates of urbanization - global urbanization has led to a new emphasis in urban-focused research at the intersection of numerous disciplines, including anthropology, city planning, economics, history, political science, real estate, sociology and area studies. These fields aim to increase our understanding of the drivers of urban growth and, from a policy perspective, the forces that contribute to the development of sustainable urban forms. A primary goal of the Urban Research eJournal is to gather and distribute new research that addresses the governance, policy, economics, design and social issues that surround global urbanization. Through the diffusion of the most up-to-date and classic urban-focused articles currently posted in different networks on SSRN, the Urban Research eJournal aims to serve as a single point of access for the growing literature in urban research.

This eJournal is sponsored by: the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania. The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) is a university-wide entity dedicated to an increased understanding of cities through cross-disciplinary research, instruction, and civic engagement. As the global human population becomes increasingly urban, Penn IUR engages with scholars and policy makers to foster innovative strategies to inform the sustainable 21st century city.

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Urban Research eJournal Advisory Board
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Editors: Eugenie L. Birch and Susan M. Wachter
University of Pennsylvania - Penn Institute for Urban Research (IUR) and University of Pennsylvania - Real Estate Department

Elijah Anderson

Raphael W. Bostic

Gilles Duranton

Richard Florida

Edward L. Glaeser

William N. Goetzmann

Abha Joshi-Ghani

Michael B. Katz

Saskia Sassen

Michael H. Schill

Anthony Yeh