Category: News

CSUD in the News: Nilda Mesa weighs in on NYC skyscrapers’ energy usage and the Climate Act

by | June 6, 2019

Traditional skyscrapers consume high amounts of energy used for lighting, air conditioning and heating. These buildings are the chief source of greenhouse gas emissions in New York City. The Climate Mobilization Act was passed by the New York City Council last April to reduce emissions by 80% from now through 2050. The Act requires buildings of more than 25,000 […]

CSUD’s Digital Matatus Project Was Profiled In a New Article

by | May 29, 2019

CSUD’s Digital Matatus project was profiled in a new article “In African Cities, Mapping Paratransit makes for Smarter Cities” in CityFix. 

UN-Habitat Assembly in Nairobi

by | May 29, 2019

On May 30th, 2019 Jacqueline Klopp spoke at the UN-Habitat Assembly in Nairobi on DigitalTransport4Africa.

New Publication: Slum Politics in Africa

by | May 29, 2019

Jacqueline Klopp has a new co-authored publication on Slum Politics in Africa. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press.

Nilda Mesa contributed to the 1st SDG Index and Dashboards Report for European Cities

by | May 24, 2019

Nilda Mesa contributed to the first SDG Index and Dashboards Report for European Cities, published by UN SDSN in partnership with the Brabant Center for Sustainable Development (Telos, Tilburg University). Her piece summarized the status of U.S. cities with respect to SDG adoption and implementation. The report compares the performance of capital cities and a selection of large metropolitan areas […]

New Publication: Mapping Minibuses in Maputo and Nairobi

by | May 22, 2019

Jacqueline Klopp, CSUD co-director, published a new open access article on Mapping Minibuses in Maputo and Nairobi: Engaging Paratransit in Transportation Planning in African Cities.

New Publication: Preservation and the New Data Landscape

by | May 22, 2019

Preservation and the New Data Landscape, a new publication from the Urban Heritage, Sustainability, and Inclusion Initiative, CSUD, the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and The American Assembly, is now available online and in print. The volume examines new frontiers in urban data as an opportunity for policy innovation in the management and preservation of […]

CSUD to host UN Habitat’s World Urban Thinkers Campus

by | May 22, 2019

Through the leadership of Anna Rubbo and Geeta Mehta, CSUD is pleased to announce that it has the honor of being chosen by UN Habitat to host a World Urban Thinkers Campus at Columbia University in October 2019.  The gathering will bring urban thinkers and activists to Columbia University to discuss the theme of “Accelerating […]

Call for Applications: Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport

by | May 22, 2019

Eligibility: Young researchers, policy makers, and practitioners working in sustainable development Deadline for application: May 20, 2019 Description: Launched by Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF), the Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport programme is seeking young researchers, policy makers, and practitioners that are graduate students and have work […]

Researcher Spotlight: Jacqueline Klopp and Sustainable Public Transit Growth

by | May 22, 2019

Read about CSUD co-director Jacqueline Klopp’s interview on the Earth Institute | State of the Planet. Jacqueline spoke about her passion for sustainable development and the effort that goes into her projects. Click here to read more.