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CSUD researcher and partners at the University of Nairobi release policy brief on environmental regulation in Kenya

by | June 14, 2013
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CSUD researcher Ben Barczewski recently completed a policy brief titled ‘How Well Do Environmental Regulations Work in Kenya?: A Case Study of the Thika Highway Improvement Project’. The brief highlights the need for a different approach to development, one which recognizes the real cost of doing business at the expense of the environment. It emphasizes […]

Blog Post: Nairobi’s Future: Will it change with Devolution?

by | June 8, 2013
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Chief Executive Officer of Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA-Kenya), Kwame Owino, publishes blog post on the future of Nairobi: Nairobi’s Future: Will it change with Devolution? Not likely. The conventional wisdom in Kenya today is that the implementation of devolution as anticipated in the new constitution and brought to reality by the election of 47 […]

People Building Better Cities featured at Alliance Francaise, Nairobi

by | June 2, 2013
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Together with the photo exhibition and book launch, “Nairobi in Pictures”, “People Building Better Cities” will be featured at the Alliance Francaise, Nairobi from 05 June until 07 July.  The exhibition will include the following public discussions about Nairobi’s architectural history identity: June 5: Opening at Alliance Francaise June 12: Talk: ‘Nairobi Architectural History’ June […]

Rockefeller Foundation launches 100 Resilient Cities competition

by | May 15, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]