Jeff Paller presents “Who really governs urban Ghana?”

by | February 8, 2016

On 28 January 2016 EI Post Doctoral Fellow Jeffrey Paller presented a new publication called “Who really governs urban Ghana?” co-authored with Mohammed Awal. The publication was released at an event hosted by the Africa Research Institute, called “Slum politics in Accra: Understanding urban Ghana.”

Matts-Ake Belin, Vision Zero Expert- to Speak 1 October 2015

by | September 25, 2015

The Center for Sustainable Urban Development, the Planning Students Organization, and the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention have the pleasure of inviting you to the following talk: Vision Zero: Using Data and Design to Eliminate Traffic Deaths Matts-Ake Belin, Director of the Vision Zero Academy at Trafikverket (Sweden’s transportation agency), will explain how data-driven policy and design […]

CSUD releases first public opinion poll results on transportation for Nairobi

by | July 24, 2015

The Center for Sustainable Urban Development located at Columbia University, New York City, in collaboration with the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations and the polling firm Ipsos Ltd, released in June 17, 2015, the very first public opinion poll on transportation in Nairobi. The poll revealed that safety in public transportation and on the roads is […]

Calvin Kangara visit to CSUD

by | June 8, 2015

Calvin Kangara the Resident Leadership Coordinator of the East Scarborough Storefront in Toronto, Canada visited CSUD last month. Calvin came to learn about local community activism  and revitalization in New York and share experiences from the Storefront’s work in the inner suburban neighbourhood of Kingston Galloway/Orton Park in Toronto. Calvin was awarded a Vital People grant from […]

Klopp delivers talk at KU Leuven, Belgium

by | December 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

CSUD Associate Research Scholar, Jacqueline Klopp, has delivered an invited talk as part of the fall seminar series at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, (KU Leuven), in Leuven, Flanders, Belgium.  Her talk entitled, “Ifrastructure Power: road building, politics and the future of African cities”, is described below. “A flurry of road building and other transportation infrastructure investment is […]

Visiting Scholar Klaus Renoldner will present his “Triple Benefit Principle for a Low Carbon Society”

by | December 2, 2014

The Center will host visiting lecturer Klaus Renoldner, senior researcher at MODUL University, Vienna on Thursday, December 4th    Renoldner will present his “Triple Benefit Principle“, an Austrian approach to a low carbon society , asking the question “Can Behavioral Change in Housing, Eating and Transport foster Energy Transition?”. Industrialized societies are highly dependent on […]

Klopp Shares Story of Digital Matatus at the University of Miami

by | December 2, 2014

Jacqueline Klopp, associate research scholar, was invited to give a talk at the University of Miami’s Department of Geography and Regional Studies on November 19th.  Her talk, “Mapping and Mobilizing Change for Cities:  The Story of the Digital Matatus“, discussed how maps and data are powerful, multi-edged tools and how advocates for more equitable and […]

CSUD Sponsors Thompsett and Mulligan Talk on Kibera and Access to Water and Sanitation

by | June 10, 2014

“WATSAN Portal: Kibera – Improving Access to Water and Sanitation in Nairobi’s largest slum” will be presented by Anna Tompsett and Joe Mulligan on Thursday, June 19th, 2014, at 11 am, Buell Hall, Room 300 South. WATSAN Portal: Kibera is a web-based tool that makes geo-referenced data on municipal infrastructure networks available to improve access to water and sanitation in Kibera, Nairobi. Using […]

CSUD Ph.D. Student Affiliates Participate in IGERT Symposium and Poster Session

by | June 4, 2014

On May 28,2014 CSUD Ph.D. Student Affiliates participated in the first ever IGERT Symposium and Poster Session held at Columbia University.  The IGERT program, or the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, is funded by the National Science Foundation and IGERT awards have been made to numerous universities in the US across many disciplines.  The […]

CSUD & PBBC at World Urban Forum

by | April 15, 2014

CSUD & PBBC at World Urban Forum Adjunct Senior Scholar Anna Rubbo successfully concluded her traveling exhibition on “People Building Better Cities”. She will be representing CSUD at the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia  with an exhibition space devoted to participatory urban design work. Anna can be reached at for further details. The schedule of […]