Philadelphia

URBAN Philadelphia will bring together academics, policymakers, community organizers, and representatives from nonprofit and advocacy organizations to exchange ideas and work together to develop projects that seek to improve Philadelphia. These research-based projects will address the everyday needs of Philadelphians for access to high-quality schooling, decent jobs, healthcare, healthy food, and affordable housing in safe, vibrant neighborhoods.

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  • URBAN Gathers for Second National Meeting at University of Massachusetts, Boston

    On Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th, over fifty scholars and activists from the Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN) gathered for their second national conference at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. This gathering was sponsored by the Spencer and W.T. Grant Foundations. Mark R. Warren, associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and Public ...

  • Guidelines for New URBAN Nodes

    Starting an Urban Research Based Action Network (URBAN) node gives you the opportunity to bring academics and community leaders together locally and be part of a national network where you can learn, share resources, and work together on the basis of common values. URBAN is building a new and exciting field of collaborative research committed ...

  • URBAN website survey

    As announced in the last newsletter, National URBAN is in the process of moving to CUNY this fall. As part of this transition, we are reaching out to local and disciplinary nodes and members in a number of ways. One of our first goals is to find out more about how you currently use (or don’t ...

  • Philadelphia Convening on High Stakes Testing

    On Saturday, October 24 a collaborative comprised of Philadelphia parents, teachers, and researchers will host Convening on High Stakes Testing: Envisioning Alternatives & Planning Next Steps.  The event will take place from 9:30am-4:00pm at Temple University in the Kiva Auditorium, Ritter Anex (1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue). The event is designed to create partnerships in support of replacing high ...

  • “State of the Research” on School Closure

    A collaboration of local scholars will convene a conference on school closures on June 19 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA from 8:30am-6:00pm in Stiteler Hall.  Registration is open to the public and is a $15 suggested donation to be collected at the event (nobody will be turned away for lack of funds). ...

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