CSUD Happenings

by | April 15, 2014
Category: Events

On January 28, 2014 CSUD along with its partners at the University of Nairobi, MIT and Groupshot launched a comprehensive pubic transit map and data base. The map and more information can be found at digitalmatatus.com.  The event was widely covered in the local press in Kenya and also was featured in Next City and Atlantic Cities.

 

CSUD Director Elliott Sclar was invited by The Economist to debate privatization. The discussion can be found here.

 

Associate Research Scholar Jacqueline Klopp recently received a new 2 year grant from the Volvo Research and Education Foundations for “Reimagining Nairobi: A Policy Network Approach”. This will allow her to conduct more action research on urban transportation and land-use policy and practice in Nairobi.

 

CSUD has started a new partnership with  the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the Universidad de Concepción. These two universities have established a new center for sustainable urban development with funding from their national government. CEDEUS (Centro di Desarrollo Urbano Sustentable) is part of an effort by the National Research Council of Chile to expand both the research and education capabilities of Chilean universities in selected areas (urban sustainability is one of them) and expand their collabortion with colleagues globally. CSUD Director Elliott Sclar, Assistant  Professor David King and CSUD Adjunct Senior Scholar Anna Rubbo gave talks at the recent CEDEUS Sustainable Urban Development Conference in Santiago in January.

 

 

CSUD Associate Research Scholar  Jacqueline Klopp is on the program committee of the Second international conference on ICT for Sustainability, ICT4S 2014, in Stockholm August 24-27 2014. More info regarding the conference can be found at: http://2014.ict4s.org. The deadline is February 21, 2014 for paper abstracts.

 

Adjunct Senior Scholar Anna Rubbo successfully concluded her traveling exhibition on “People Building Better Cities”. She will be representing CSUD at the World Urban Forum in Medellin Columbia  with an exhibition space devoted to participatory urban design work. Anna can be reached at anna.rubbo@sydney.edu.au for further details.

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