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- October: URKS has come to a close
- August: Registration now open!
- May: Call for Papers has been closed
Background on the SymposiumRead an overview of the Symposium, including this year's objectives and the five guiding themes -- economic, social, physical, governance, and sustainability.
Call for PartnersLearn about the Symposium and the opportunities for partnering with the World Bank and the City of Barcelona for this important event.
Program & Schedule (Oct 8-10)View the agenda for the Symposium, including the scheduled keynotes, sessions, and speakers from October 8-10.
RegistrationRegister is now closed. We thank all those who participated in Barcelona.
History: The URKS6 is part of a broader analytic and evidence based research program conducted by the World Bank and its network of partners. Previous Urban Research Symposia have been designed to stimulate the production and dissemination of urban-city research with emphasis on practical applications that can help policy-making in developing countries. Launched in 2002, these Symposia have provided a setting for researchers from developed and developing countries to share their work, conclusions, and preoccupations and discuss themes that are relevant for both academic scholars and policy-makers. The URKS6 format has been set up in a manner that will facilitate moderated discussions among policymakers, researchers, and the private sector.