Search Results: "Australia"

People Building Better Cities travelling exhibit visits Sydney, Australia

May 14, 2013

The traveling exhibition ‘People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization’ (PBBC), led by CSUD’s Adjunct Senior Scholar Dr. Anna Rubbo is currently on display at the Customs House in Sydney, Australia. This 12-city, six-country traveling exhibit illustrates participatory approaches to planning and design, as a necessary component of sustainable and equitable development in an era […]

Project Resources

July 1, 2019

These resources are intended to assist Local Project Challenge participants, as well as those hoping to share knowledge and encourage debate about accelerating the SDGs. We invite you to email (subject heading “New Resource”) with any resources you think relevant, such as news reports, articles, talks, book titles, course outline, etc. We will update project resources as […]

Stage 2: Local Project Challenge

July 1, 2019

Stage 2: The Local Project Challenge Rationale People from all walks of life are engaged in actions towards a more sustainable, social, economic, and environmental future. Many already incorporate some of the Sustainable Development Goals in their work- even though they might not use SDGs or New Urban Agenda language. The aim of  the Local Project […]

Stage 1: City Maker Survey

April 22, 2019

  Stage 1: City Maker Survey 2018, ASK + learn “How are the SDGs traveling in your world?” By June 2019, 1147 responses from individuals in 92 countries had been received. The top six participating countries were the USA, Australia, India, Brazil , South Africa and the UK. The survey sought to engage  ‘CITY MAKERS’ in […]

People Building Better Cities

December 10, 2018

People Building Better Cities built on the work of the Global Studio. A traveling exhibition, PBBC was developed by a team led by Anna Rubbo. An international advisory group provided input. The exhibition consists of 23 panels, and between 2013-15 was shown in ten countries and 18 cities, including at World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin, […]

Accelerating the SDGs

November 2, 2018

  Accelerating the SDGs: Aims The overall aim of this three stage project is to help accelerate awareness and take-up of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda (NUA) worldwide among individuals and groups in the urban professions, education and civil society. Stage 1, the ASK + learn City Maker Survey aims […]

Past Events

October 22, 2018

UN Expert Group Meeting on the Next World Cities Report  May 7-8, 2019  Geneva, Switzerland Jacqueline Klopp participated in the UN expert group meeting in Geneva on the next World Cities report 2020: The Value of Sustainable Urbanization. Green New Deal Town Hall  May 1, 2019 New York, New York Nilda Mesa spoke at a […]

Anna Rubbo, keynote speaker at National Architecture Students’ Conference July 1-4

June 23, 2015

Adjunct Senior Scholar Anna Rubbo is a keynote speaker at the National Architecture Students’ Conference PEOPLE to be held in Melbourne, Australia July1-4, 2015.  

Research Affiliates

April 17, 2012

Allison Iris Arlotta Allison Iris Arlotta is a recent graduate of Columbia University’s MS in Historic Preservation program and currently works with CSUD on the collaborative research project, Urban Heritage, Sustainability, and Social Inclusion: A Preservation Policy Initiative. As a Data Fellow for the Landmarks Preservation Commission, she contributed to the agency’s Discover New York […]


April 17, 2012

Elliott Sclar, Co-Director Elliott Sclar is the Co-Director of CSUD and Professor emeritus of Urban Planning at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is a member of the senior faculty of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. A professional economist, Professor Sclar has written extensively about the strengths and limitations of […]