The View from the Bus: Rethinking Cities through Performance

The View from the Bus: Rethinking Cities through Performance | Wilson Center Blair A. Ruble 3/16/2016 I was invited in early March to attend the dunaPart3 – Hungarian Showcase Arts festival in Budapest celebrating the city’s vibrant performing arts scene.  The festival became an opportunity for the international theater community to show its support for … More The View from the Bus: Rethinking Cities through Performance

2015 Graduate Student Paper Competition

        CALL FOR PAPERS for the REDUCING URBAN POVERTY 2015 Graduate Student Paper Competition, Policy Workshop, and Publication $1000 Grand Prize Abstracts due: May 15, 2015  To encourage a new generation of urban policy makers and promote early career research, USAID, International Housing Coalition (IHC), World Bank, the Wilson Center, and Cities Alliance are … More 2015 Graduate Student Paper Competition

China’s urban sprawl raises key question: can it feed its people?

The Guardian Jonathan Kaiman in Beijing 2.15.2015 An hour’s drive south of central Beijing, the city’s squat mid-rise buildings fan out into fields. Ramshackle brick houses stretch on for miles, coal and cabbage piled high by their doorsteps, while sheep graze by the roads. This tiny village called Nanzhuang — about 30 miles south of … More China’s urban sprawl raises key question: can it feed its people?