What was PEAK Urban, and what made it different from other urban research programmes?
"It's about respecting those different places, respecting these different forms of knowledge... to translate between them and bring them together."
New MOOC launched that addresses the most pressing challenges faced by humanity in the 21st century: the significant move towards urbanisation, especially within the global South.
China Country Synthesis Report: key findings from PEAK's research in China.
Colombia Country Synthesis Report: key findings from PEAK research in Colombia.
Indian Country Synthesis Report: key findings from PEAK's research in India.
Professor Michael Keith talks through the impetus behind PEAK Urban, its cross-disciplinary approach and the challenges facing the 21st century city.
Through the partnership of five renowned academic institutions around the world - the University of Oxford, Peking University (Beijing), The African Centre for Cities (Cape Town), Indian Institute for Human Settlements (Bangalore) and EAFIT University (Medellín) - and the leadership of Professor Michael Keith, PEAK Urban sought to produce and explore groundbreaking research on the greatest issues facing the contemporary city.
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?