Improved city futures will be achieved through an academic partnership linking five research intensive universities renowned for their expertise in interdisciplinary scholarship and work on the contemporary city. Our partnership includes the University of Oxford, Peking University (Beijing), The African Centre for Cities (Cape Town), Indian Institute for Human Settlements (Bangalore) and EAFIT University (Medellín).
From the streets of Bangalore, Dr Carlos Cadena-Gaitán (EAFIT) introduces our international research programme on sustainable cities.
What does modelling, institutional analysis and ethnography say about prediction and projection in the city?
How have socio-material systems generated new forms and structures to create an emergent urbanism?
How have different research disciplines and the city adopted ideas and technologies from different knowledge traditions?
How do we maximise knowledge exchange to build capacity in research institutions, cities, nations and at a global level?
James Duminy and Susan Parnell describe how their research on the CSP uncovered key lessons that are of relevance to future initiatives of national urban reform, both in South Africa and globally.
As part of her PEAK Urban project Sylvia Croese is organizing a year-long seminar series as a space for different actors working on SDG implementation to share their experiences and expertise.