Category: Uncategorized

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 […]

CSUD welcomes visiting scholar Japheths Onyango Kabaka Ogendi

by | October 16, 2012

Japheths Onyango Kabaka Ogendi will be joining CSUD as a visiting scholar for two weeks in October and November, sponsored by the newly-formed Volvo Research and Educational Foundations’ PhD Student exchange program. Mr. Ogendi is a PhD candidate at Maseno University School of Public Health and Community Development in Kenya and an affiliate at African […]

CSUD awarded grant to leverage data, technology, and policy networks to improve public transport in Nairobi

by | September 18, 2012

CSUD’s Associate Research Scholar Jacqueline M. Klopp was awarded a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation as part of the Foundation’s “Catalyzing the New Mobility in Cities” project. Building on CSUD’s previous action research on transportation policy in Nairobi, Kenya, CSUD will be working with Sarah Williams (Civic Data Design Project at MIT), Adam White (Groupshot, […]

CSUD awarded grant to profile participatory planning and design

by | September 17, 2012

Global Studio, in collaboration with CSUD, has received a grant from the SAPPI Ideas that Matter program. The grant supports 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, the project launches in India in January 2013. The four-month traveling exhibition […]

The Urban Transformation: Health, Shelter and Climate Change, edited by CSUD’s Elliott Sclar and Nicole Volavka-Close, will be released shortly by Earthscan from Routledge.

by | August 27, 2012

The Urban Transformation: Health, Shelter and Climate Change, edited by CSUD’s Elliott Sclar and Nicole Volavka-Close, along with Peter Brown, will be released shortly by Earthscan from Routledge. To order discounted copies, click here. For the first time in history, half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and it is expected that, by […]

CSUD and Kara release the social/community component of their ongoing analysis of the Thika Highway Improvement Project

by | July 16, 2012

The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (Kara) in collaboration with the CSUD, conducted a study of the impact of the Thika Highway Improvement Project (THIP) on communities in Nairobi. The findings of this study were complied in a comprehensive report that explains citizens’ main concerns with road safety, health, water drainage, property damage, public involvement, socio-economic impacts, […]

CSUD Director Sclar featured on Michigan public radio’s Craig Fahle Show

by | March 22, 2012

Elliott Sclar, Director of CSUD and Professor of Urban Planning was featured on Michigan public radio’s Craig Fahle Show for his keynote address at Wayne State University’s Law School on March 23 at a symposium called “Michigan in Transition: The Restructuring of Governance Through Privatization and Corporatization.”  Listen to the full show.