Thursday, May 12, 2016

CfPs: Graduate Student Paper Competiton-2016: Abstract Last Date 15 May 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS for the REDUCING URBAN POVERTY – 2016. Graduate Student Paper Competition, Policy Workshop, and Publication Grand Prize Winner will attend Habitat III in Quito.

Abstracts due: May 15, 2016.

Background: To encourage a new generation of urban policy makers and promote early career research, Cities Alliance, IHC Global, USAID, the Wilson Center, and the World Bank are co-sponsoring the 7th annual paper competition for graduate students, seeking abstracts on urban poverty in the developing world. Winning papers will be published and selected authors will be invited to present their work in a policy workshop at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. The grand prize winner will receive a travel stipend to attend the United Nations Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016. Papers must be linked to one of the following sub-topics:

  • Climate Change
  • Cities are grappling
  • Arrival Cities: Responding to Migrants and Refugees
  • Innovation in Urban Planning
  • Financing Sustainable Urban Development


Process and Timeline


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.


Abstract Submissions

  • Abstracts (max 500 words) and a brief CV must be submitted to the selection committee by May 15, 2016. Submissions should be sent to
  • Abstracts should contain a title, paper description, author name and affiliation, and specify which of the sub-topics listed above the paper will address.


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