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CSUD PhD Student Eric Goldwyn Authors Article on Bus Rapid Transit

by | April 23, 2013

Eric Goldwyn, PhD student at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and CSUD affiliate, has recently published an article in The Atlantic Cities about bus rapid transit in Cape Town, South Africa. The article, titled The Limits of Bus Rapid Transit: A Cape Town Case Study is a result of Mr. Goldwyn’s recent visit to Cape Town […]

Smart Cities project proceeds to second round in Knight Foundation News Challenge

by | April 16, 2013

CSUD recently received news that the Smart Cities project has made it to the second round of the Knight Foundation News Challenge.  Out of 850 applicants, 40 were shortlisted for final review. The project aims to collect transportation data – including paratransit, rail and walking information – and put this data into General Transportation Feed […]

A conversation with Aljazeera: CSUD Associate Research Scholar Klopp discusses the role that land plays in Kenya’s electoral politics

by | March 28, 2013

Jacqueline Klopp, Associate Research Scholar at CSUD served as an election observer for the Carter Center earlier this month.  In a recent interview with Aljazeera, Klopp explains how land ownership plays a large role in both contemporary and historical electoral politics and why land reform is critical for the country. The full article is available […]

CSUD affiliate, Cairo from Below, announces the results of its ‘Our Urban Futures’ Idea Competition

by | February 26, 2013

  Cairo from Below is a collective of planners, policy-makers architects and urbanists with a mission of encouraging inclusive, responsible, and transparent urban planning in Cairo, Egypt. Over the past seven months the collective received 22 entries for the ‘Our urban Futures’ idea competition.  These results were announced at a symposium on 19 January 2013, […]

CSUD and partners to host a seminar on sustainable transportation in Nairobi

by | February 19, 2013

On February 20th, 2013, the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) and the Kenya Institute for Public Policy and Research Analysis (KIPPRA) will host a seminar on ‘Smart sustainable transportation for Nairobi: creating an open access data base for public transit’.  The event will take place in Nairobi, Kenya and will include particpants from the civil […]

CSUD welcomes visiting scholar Dr. Jose Lucio

by | January 24, 2013

Dr. Jose Lucio joins us from the Department of Geography and Regional Planning/e-GEO: Research Center on Geography and Regional Planning at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Lucio will be working with CSUD during the month of January, 2013. Dr. José Lúcio holds a PhD in Economic Development from New University of Lisbon, Portugal. […]

CSUD and partners showcase Thika highway research

by | December 20, 2012

In November 2012, the University of Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (Kara), and Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development held a discussion about the future of urban infrastructure projects in light of the recent completion of Thika Superhighway. A video of this event can […]

CSUD Project featured in HOW Design

by | December 10, 2012

The 12-city, six-country exhibition and associated catalog  ‘People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization,’ led by CSUD’s Adjunct Senior Scholar Dr. Anna Rubbo, was featured in an article in HOW Design.  The exhibition is a project of Global Studio and is being carried out in collaboration with CSUD. The four-month traveling exhibition project will put the case for […]

CSUD PhD Student Eric Goldwyn Travels to Cape Town

by | November 20, 2012

Eric Goldwyn, PhD student at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and CSUD affiliate, will travel to Cape Town, South Africa from November 24 through December 27, 2012. Mr. Goldwyn will be working with CSUD partners at the African Centre of Excellence for Studies in Public and Non-motorised Transport (ACET) at the University […]

CSUD and University of Nairobi to host a seminar on Thika Highway Improvement Project research

by | November 14, 2012

On Tuesday, November 20th, CSUD and the University of Nairobi, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies will host a seminar to discuss results of an action research project around the Thika Highway Improement Project.  This seminar offers an opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and the public to discuss the future of urban infrastructure projects in light […]