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Rockefeller Foundation launches 100 Resilient Cities competition

by | May 15, 2013

The Rockefeller Foundation recently announced plans for the 100 Resilient Cities competition – an effort to build urban resilience around the world. In this competition, city government officials and major institutions are able to nominate their city through a formal application process. Selected cities will receive membership in the newly formed 100 Resilient Cities Network, […]

People Building Better Cities travelling exhibit visits Sydney, Australia

by | 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 […]

CSUD Associate and partners publish an article on e-governance in Kenya

by | May 6, 2013

CSUD Associate Research Scholar, Jacqueline Klopp and affiliate Elizabeth Marcello along with their Kenyan partners George Kirui and Henry Mwangi recently published an article on their work. The article titled ‘Negotiating e-politics: Initiating e-governance in a municipal council in Kenya’ will be featured in Volume 18, of Information Polity in 2013 (Number 1: 21-42). For […]

CSUD affiliates attend Mega Transport Project conference in London

by | April 25, 2013

CSUD Director Elliott Sclar, Associate Research Scholar Jacqueline Klopp, PhD students Eric Goldwyn and Danielle Petretta presented their work at the Omega Center, University College London April 10-12. The conference was part of the Volvo Research and Education Foundations (VREF) network on future urban transport in which VREF Centers of Excellence from all parts of […]

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. […]