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People Building Better Cities included in the Melbourne School of Design Digital Gallery

by | January 12, 2015
Category: Exhibits

Adjunct senior scholar Anna Rubbo’s Global Studio and People Building Better Cities has been included as a permanent exhibit in the Digital Gallery at the newly opened Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. For more information please see http://peoplebuildingbettercities.org/.

Klopp Travels to Addis Ababa to Review UN Report on Urbanization in Africa

by | January 12, 2015

Associate Research Scholar Jacqueline M. Klopp participated in the UN Economic Commission Expert Group Meeting held on 16 and 17 December 2014 in Addis Ababa to review the forthcoming report on “Urbanization and Structural Transformation in Africa”.

Klopp delivers talk at KU Leuven, Belgium

by | December 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Category: Events

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 […]

Rizvi and Sclar Publish Article on BRT Implementation in India

by | December 4, 2014
Category: Publications

CSUD Research Affiliate, Andrea Rizvi, and CSUD Director, Elliott Sclar have published their article, “Implementing bus rapid transit: A tale of two Indian cities”, in Research in Transportation Economics. Below please find the abstract and link to the journal article. Rizvi also received the Michael Beesley Award  given to a high quality paper presented at the […]

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

by | December 2, 2014
Category: Events

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 […]

Digital Matatus Wins 2014 Media Architecture Biennale Award

by | December 2, 2014
Category: Awards

Digital Matatus, Jacqueline Klopp’s joint mapping project, with the University of Nairobi, the Civic Design Lab at MIT, and Groupshot, has won the 2014 Media Architecture Biennale (MAB) award for participatory architecture. Winners were announced at MAB’s World Cities Conference on November 21. Digital Matatus is the first to provide an open data base and […]

Klopp Shares Story of Digital Matatus at the University of Miami

by | December 2, 2014
Categories: Events, Uncategorized

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 […]

Sclar in Financial Times re: HS2

by | December 2, 2014
Category: Publications

Elliott Sclar, center director, recently published a letter in the Financial Times on November 24th. His letter, “HS2 has no magical powers of job creation”, refuted another writer’s claim that high speed rail creates high quality jobs.  Sclar pointed out that aside from construction jobs, it is “an innovative society, with a well-educated and stable […]

Jacqueline Klopp Recognized for Commitment to Nairobi

by | October 20, 2014
Category: Uncategorized

Associate Research Scholar Jacqueline Klopp was recognized for her civic consciousness in an OpEd piece in Kenya’s newspaper the Daily Nation. Godwin Murunga of the University of Nairobi applauded her lifelong dedication to community involvement and advocacy as well as her deep understanding of and contribution to Kenyan transport policies and projects.  “Her work stands […]

Elliott Sclar Delivered Talk on Access and Immobility at Northwestern University

by | October 20, 2014
Category: Uncategorized

Center Director Elliott Sclar will deliver a talk on “Paying for Access, but Getting Immobility: Rethinking Finance and Governance Models for 21st Century Urban Transportation” on October 2 at the Northwestern University Transportation Center.  Sclar also spoke at the EI Practicum on Science-based Solutions to Sustainability on September 30th where he addressed the issue of […]