Cities are centers of great economic dynamism. In the developing world, this has resulted in massive population shifts from rural to urban areas, and cities have become centers of huge inequalities in incomes, lifestyles, housing conditions and access to services. Glass-walled office towers stand side-by-side with squalid, tented slum settlements. Yet despite the rapid growth in the ranks of the urban poor, knowledge about their lifestyles, household investments, social mobility, political behaviour, and the like – remains rudimentary. Bringing together a multidisciplinary group of scholars and development professionals, this conference aims to address the crucial challenges and opportunities facing poor households and neighbourhoods in the developing world.

Rhodes Conference Room

Sanford School of Public Policy, Room 223

May 19-20, 2016

The workshop is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to event coordinator Jay Tucker.


Sponsored by:

Duke Center for International Development (DCID)

Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University

RTI International

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