GCRF: Building capacity for the future city in developing countries (PEAK)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Sch of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography

Abstract

We propose to generate a step change in the capacity of a network of cities in developing countries to address development dilemmas and advance the new 'urban' Sustainable Development Goal (11), linking cutting edge research to governance challenges of the emerging metropolis.

The contemporary city presents a major development challenge. The majority of the world now lives in cities and the proportion is set to increase rapidly. All SDGs will need to be achieved in emergent cities and through understanding the combination of different development challenges, simultaneously realized. To recognize this and address the development challenges we need to combine the insights of traditionally discrete disciplinary expertise and link the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences in a new interdisciplinary configuration. We propose to 'grow' a new generation of urban researchers comfortable taking forward this new interdisciplinary field, working across an international partnership of research intensive universities renowned for their expertise in analyzing contemporary urbanisms.

A global team of partners from China (Peking University), India (India Institute of Human Settlements), South Africa (UCT African Centre for Cities) and Colombia (EAFIT, Medellin) will work together with the University of Oxford. Researchers work across natural sciences (including mathematics, medicine, transport and engineering), the social sciences (including anthropology, development, migration) and humanities (including law, history). We leverage expertise across the University of Oxford and the Alan Turing Institute, building capacity internationally through a partnership networking strategic sites of urban interventions globally, working with a cohort of postdoctoral fellowships to develop a programme of excellent research. The focus is international and interdisciplinary. International networks build on existing collaborations, strong links to cities themselves and on track records of research excellence.

Research proposed uses complex systems framing to synthesise our understanding of the development of future cities. Research addresses urban challenges that focus on data science opportunities of the city and socio-material systems that link built form, technology and behavioural pattern in complex interventions in public health, the nexus of water food and energy, informality, the city commons, mobility, land and the imperative to accommodate new populations. Research embedded in cities themselves will build new forms of learning, co-production and capacity building to promote sustainable urban development.

To maximize the impact of our work the five centres of research will create a platform that will link regionally to linked research centres, urban labs and city observatories in Latin America, Africa, India and China. The opportunity to link the challenges of the global south to the city futures of the global north will be addressed through formal links to impact pathways in London government and European Urban Labs and centres, liaising with three of the Innovate UK funded Catapults (Satellite, Transport, Future of Cities).

In order to meet the global goals of sustainable development cities will have to fundamentally shift developmental trajectories, implying a significant realignment in urban management practice. The knowledge base on which policy makers are expected to make such momentous decisions is fragmented but we will work with cities across the partnership to develop new models of co-production and knowledge exchange. All of the research partners have outstanding records of engagement and coproduction of knowledge with cities themselves, city regions, national bodies and emergent transnational organisations, including UN Habitat, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the World Bank/UN agency Cities Alliance.

Planned Impact

The PEAK programme leverages an existing network of research partnerships based in globally excellent universities to generate a multidisciplinary research response to the challenges of the emergent city. The architecture of the programme is structured by the first priority of the RCUK GROW call, "to grow research capacity and capability to meet the challenges faced by developing countries". PEAK uses complex systems theory to synthesise the particular contributions of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences to address major 21st century urban dilemmas.

Consequently three pathways will structure the impact of the programme, highlighting
1. A new generation of urban scholars, globally networked, working across disciplinary boundaries, competent in the most prestigious academic research fields and comfortable explaining the use of their research outside the academy in shaping the future city.
2. Research excellence demonstrated by a stream of publications, knowledge exchange and research impact both within conventional disciplinary fields and in a growing arena of new transdisciplinary scholarship.
3. Our commitment to grow the capacities of cities to address 21st century urban challenges, their comprehension of the power of new urban sciences and the generation of new data analytics and an understanding of the implications of urban path dependencies and trade offs in structuring urban futures.

1. A new generation of urban scholars
1a A cohort of researchers: The programme is designed and resourced to leverage this investment to 'grow' a new generation of urban scholars with a senior co-I - Parnell - in Cape Town, acting as a mentor to the fellows. Fellows are supported by annual summer schools, an internship programme and fieldwork exchanges.
1b Massive Online Open Course: We will develop at least one MOOC from the PEAK programme, making our work available globally at no cost. We will build on the design and delivery of the SDG academy, pioneered by our partners, an online MOOC resource, generated in partnership with and for the United Nations Sustainable Solutions Network and directed by Revi, the Bangalore Co-I.
1c Global Exchange and global regional contribution: a series of regional international events drawing in colleagues across Latin America, Africa and the whole of Asia, linking research findings and approaches to the new generation of urban researchers.

2. Research excellence
Research excellence and publication in a range of fields including:
2a. Public health and wellbeing
2b.Planning, finance and governance
2c. Technology, infrastructure and innovation

3. Building city capacities
We will develop capacity for cities and city publics to deploy new urban sciences to solve particular problems, to understand and analyse where path dependencies demand bespoke resolutions and where cutting edge knowledge production generates options, choices and trade offs for cities in making decisions.
3a Innovate UK Catapults: The PEAK proposals have won support from three Innovate UK funded Catapults (Satellite, Transport and Future Cities). In each case the PEAK timeline design will optimize the overlaps of interest in developing the international network of city partnerships that will be developed in China, Colombia, India and South Africa which are of particular relevance to the Catapult work.
3b Global learning and Networks of City Observatories and Urban Living Labs: We will link with urban labs and city observatories globally, developing models of city knowledge, research and innovation co-production and innovation.
3c PEAK web based platform: we will develop a web based platform for the PEAK programme through a programme of blogs, video, debates, social media and information in a multi media platform.
3d London and city governane structures We will hold events in London at the start and end of the program linking PEAK to city networks in the global north
3e International links

Publications

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Description Key findings based primarily on research in Colombia and the LAC region
• Predicting urban growth: New approaches to urban growth forecasting, using new data sources and analysis techniques, can achieve more cost-effective, accurate and inclusive predictions. Better forecasting can help a range of actors including private sector companies planning new market opportunities, local authorities drawing up development plans, and national or international bodies investing in whole country development. New models allow forecasting in any context where data is available and will be particularly appropriate to resource-constrained areas (3).

• Making existing cities more sustainable: Dense cities offer numerous benefits for health, productivity, and sustainability. Where cities are not dense, planning options can boost sustainability, through effective land-use strategies; fast, safe, and efficient public transport; infrastructure to encourage cycling, walking and recreation; and well-planned amenities (4). Planners should recognise that city layout affects many aspects of urban life and well targeted interventions can achieve benefits which go beyond the remit of one department, ministry, or sector.

• Inclusive economic growth: Social protection measures can reduce inequality but must be targeted effectively; multi-dimensional models (considering a range of information such as tax, health records, etc) can target subsidies and benefits more effectively than systems based only on the location and appearance of houses (5). Women's employment in the formal sector, and overall formal sector employment, are rising; but they are not rising fast enough to meet SDG targets (6,7). Policy makers have many tools to boost city-level, regional and national productivity, reduce inequalities, and create decent jobs. These include using new data sources and techniques to understand formal and informal economic systems and drawing on diverse partnerships and resources to increase productivity in left-behind areas (8-10).

• Decent housing: Non-state actors in Colombia are driving gentrification and displacing communities by laundering money through the real estate market. Such gentrification is taking place in regions where the state is weak, and attempts should be made to strengthen governance in these areas (11). Informal communities have knowledge and expertise in housing management. Schemes to upgrade informal settlements should work with communities as partners and adequate housing provision should be made for all refugees and displaced people (12).

• Localising the SDGs: Cities have a crucial role to play in implementing the SDGs, but the Goals are not currently being operationalised at city level in Colombia. Cities have a range of planning tools, including Master Plans and Development Plans, which can be used to embed the SDGs in medium-term local development programmes, protecting them from political influence and ensuring ongoing professional oversight by civil servants (13). The response of city administrations to the COVID pandemic demonstrate their potential to contribute to global sustainability goals (14).

Key findings based primarily on research in China and Asian region
• A city is an overarching system of interactions between individual systems
Cities are the complex product of many interactions between systems - an overarching "system of systems". PEAK research shows that they can be best governed by understanding how these interactions shape emerging urban forms, in order to predict cities' needs, adopt the right solutions and technologies, and create knowledge to share, combine and feed back into the system of systems.
• Policy should respond to cities' constant dynamism
PEAK research reveals the way cities emerge, understanding this as a dynamic, ongoing, multi-layered process. In China, migrants arrive - and move on, the driving forces behind urbanisation change, new technologies shape urban life. Interactions between these dynamic factors mean the futures of cities will always be open and uncertain. This calls for a transition in urban planning philosophy, from controlling scale to promoting efficiency, from rigid regulation to flexible guidance, and from top-down arrangement to participatory coordination.
• Effective prediction is based on understanding
PEAK research in China reveals emerging patterns and suggests how this understanding can inform the detailed data-led prediction most useful to urban planning.
When planners understand the mechanisms underlying cities' emerging characteristics - who does what, and why - they can choose the right methods to analyse big data, predict future trends and shape policy, allowing governments to manage processes of change. Maintaining understanding requires ongoing reinvestigation, as Chinese society is changing dramatically, transforming urban drivers such as migration.
• A wide lens offers the most effective solutions
Research across the PEAK China portfolio repeatedly shows the need to adopt urban planning approaches that draw on knowledge from different sectors and systems, and apply joint solutions in each. No aspect of sustainable urban development can be successfully planned in isolation from other aspects.
• Context-specific approaches maximise impact
Approaches suggested by PEAK research findings in China suit contexts of rapid urbanisation, yet within a country, levels of development can be uneven, meaning urban policies need tailoring if they are to best support each city.

• Knowledge exchange feeds sustainable solutions
Spotting the links between sectors and creating knowledge to nurture the "system of systems" is vital for effective urban management. In China, knowledge on migration can inform epidemiology, for example, while urban road layouts affect public health. As global cities, some Chinese urban centres, including Beijing, now have a similar profile to those in developed countries, such as London. This makes it beneficial to view Chinese and Western mega-cities as being similar in many respects. Greater knowledge exchange between such cities would therefore be highly valuable for national governments and global policymakers.

Key findings based primarily on research in South Africa and African region

· Reframing urban health: Urban health is dependent on the presence of adequate infrastructure and services. However, the PEAK programme examined how a number of wider factors further inform urban health, particularly for marginalised communities. These include psychological and social factors relating to how people engage with the built environment, and the relationship between donor funding imperatives and the actual material needs of vulnerable communities. Their investigation found gaps in research which need urgent attention. They also found that the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting migration and urban economies.

· Governing across spheres in multi-level, decentralised cities: This often involves partnerships with multiple non-state actors, requiring considerable collaboration across sectors and scales. Through focusing on localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Cape Town, PEAK researchers concluded that there is a need for improved data and reporting systems, awareness raising, advocacy, adaptation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation. Further, by collaborating with the National Treasury's Cities Support Programme (CSP) researchers documented how inter-governmental collaboration can improve cities' capacity, reform the urban fiscal system and policy environment, and support spatial transformation.

· Conflicting rationalities and the housing conundrum: The South African state can see land and building occupiers as law breakers; occupiers can see their actions as a political act of asserting their right to shelter. Occupations shape a city's practices and policies relating to spatial transformation, human settlements, and public investment. By surfacing conflicting rationalities, PEAK research helped highlight the different priorities shaping actors' values, and the types of knowledge that they adopt, sometimes unknowingly. Aligning these different values and perspectives calls for the development of platforms for diverse stakeholder engagements.

· Money matters in the evolving city: From the way that companies structure wages, to the design of national fiscal transfer systems, money circulates through cities in complex ways. These circulations are fundamental to the way the city emerges and evolves. PEAK researchers engaged with these money flows, documenting how money actively produces, sustains, and constructs the city through a variety of entry points. In addition to how state fiscal matters shape the evolving city, they also found important factors pertaining to how the urban residents adopt and adapt new technologies in the movement of money across the continent.
Exploitation Route A series of research briefings and impact case studies are currently being published and will be available between March and June 2022 on: https://www.peak-urban.org/
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy,Transport,Other

URL https://www.peak-urban.org/
 
Description The goal of the PEAK Urban programme is to generate a step change in the capacity of cities to achieve sustainable development. There are two key pathways to achieve this goal. First, 'research into use', achieved by sharing findings with external stakeholders and engaging with decision makers around the implications of the research. Second, 'new ways of working', recognising that established ways of viewing the city, and development planning, will not be adequate to tackle the challenges of the future. PEAK had the intended 'outcome' that researchers and stakeholders work effectively together across silos'. A key contribution to this is developing a cohort of researchers to work on urban issues with increased ability and networks, and across disciplines. Impact pathway 1: Research into Use Each of the 38 PEAK Urban projects identified a non-academic impact objective that would contribute to the aforementioned overall programme goal and actioned a plan to achieve the objective. All projects delivered findings and the implications of the findings to local stakeholders. The emphasis on policy engagement has demonstrated some early impacts, which point to more inclusive and equitable development. For example, PEAK Urban findings have shaped policy documents: 1) In Colombia, PEAK researchers at EAFIT University, Medellin, influenced thinking on how utility subsidies are awarded to consumers, to ensure these reach people on the lowest incomes. 2) At local level in Colombia, EAFIT researchers influenced the district plan to better reflect the needs of low-income residents in the municipality of Itagüí. 3) In India, The Indian Institute for Human Settlement (IIHS) has contributed to post-COVID economic planning by sharing urban research and analysis with India's Finance Commission. 4) In China, Peking University cooperated with local governments and provided policy recommendations based on our research findings to guide the formulation of the 14th 5-year planning from 2021-2025 of Chaoyang district in Beijing. Another example of research into use is the development of a machine-learning algorithm for predicting urban form change over time that uses freely available satellite images. The PEAK Urban group from EAFIT University in Colombia developed the algorithm. In collaboration with EPM, the largest public multi-utility company, the group has since created various iterations of the algorithm, the latest of which they have come to call Newton. Newton guides the utilities company plan the delivery of infrastructure to provide water in the present and future. It ultimately helps residents and industrial users benefit from more cost effective and appropriate services. Green space and health: PEAK researchers in collaboration with the Medellin Health Office explored findings regarding the association of green space to cardiovascular disease. The Office were involved in the research from the design phase and have been very receptive to the findings, which were shared with them and disseminated more widely at a workshop in October 2021. The Health Office's Medellín Ciudad Saludable (Medellín healthy city) plan provides a framework for potential improvements and the office continues to engage with EAFIT around possible interventions. Mobility: PEAK researchers shared the findings from research of cycling routes with the Mobility Office of Medellin City Council, who were keen to boost cycling and walking as modes of transport. The team also developed specific, cost-effective proposals for new cycle paths - bearing in mind cyclists' behaviour and the council's limited resources - using optimisation approaches to make trade-offs between possible cycling networks. The Mobility Department's working scheme for enhanced cycle paths across Medellin, presented in March 2021 and due for implementation before the end of the Council's term in office in 2023, reflects elements of the research but in fact goes further. The proposal includes investing a higher budget in more direct routes and new corridors towards the peripheral areas of the city, a significant investment in non-motorised transportation. As of January 2022, parts of the cycle infrastructure network have started to be built. The research also has implications for other cities in Latin America and beyond and will be shared in VELO-CITY (https://www.velo-city2022.com/en/) and with the National Ministry of Transport from Colombia. Ospina and colleagues are also participating in the formulation of the Colombian National Strategy for Active Mobility which will provide an opportunity to influence national level policy. Seismic risk: A model was developed that uses machine learning to analyse publicly available images to make seismic risk assessment quicker and cheaper. The model has already been shared with policy and practice stakeholders, including the World Bank and UN Habitat. The Sustainable Development Department at the World Bank have identified the model as useful in helping to track neighbourhood improvements (eg increased resilience), and are keen to have further discussions with the team. The RISE group is also developing a proposal for public risk management bodies, looking at how the model could support their ongoing risk assessment and resilience work. One researcher comments: "To the best of our knowledge, this was the first approach to evaluate the 'exposure' element of seismic risk assessment by analysing publicly available data with machine learning. We are keen to share it with decision makers and hope it will help guide emergency preparedness and inform decisions on resilience and mitigation planning in future." Sustainable economic development: Wanting to go deeper than the traditional density dimension of urban form used by economists, the World Bank/EAFIT team developed a set of indicators adapted from the planning literature. These look at three dimensions of urban form: shape of the border (whether the city is elongated, rounded or irregular); urban texture (road layout and connectedness, which indicates whether it is planned or organic); and land use patterns (which indicate land use, and sprawl versus density). The team then used OpenStreetMap to access data on street networks, and information from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information open access night-time light imagery, to analyse the form of nearly one thousand cities in Latin American and the Caribbean. The research is now being used in World Bank discussions with national governments and local authorities in Latin America. Nancy Lozano-Gracia comments: "The research has been a fruitful collaboration between EAFIT and World Bank researchers and has deepened our understanding of productivity at city level. The findings on productivity, governance, and development over time have been captured and disseminated in academic papers and in a World Bank Report and are already informing our ongoing policy dialogue with governments and local authorities in Latin America. This is a very good example of how solid analytics can inform urban policy and practice and help shape future cities." Other PEAK research has uncovered the pattern of crimes and crashes across the week and has helped policy makers allocate scarce public resources. Researchers have delivered three workshops (last, Sept 2021) to support police colleagues and security experts to understand the findings and explore their implications for resourcing and organisation. Feedback indicates that the police feel the evidence offers new ways of looking at crime and accidents, and that they are considering how to take this forward. Security experts have also expressed interest in the methodology, which can be applied to other cities. As a result, some of the research outputs oriented to crime analysists will include a graphic 'heartbeat' of city crimes to help visualise the temporal pattern of crimes. Impact pathway 2: New ways of working: Over the last three years, PEAK's early career researchers (ECRs) have been working on 38 urban projects across our eight participating research centres in five countries. Supporting them to develop capacity to 'think like a city', to frame problems in new ways, and to work with all the tools and actors available to address urban challenges, has been an essential part of our endeavour. Researchers can work across disciplinary silos: PEAK researchers worked across disciplinary silos at all stages of the programme, from designing research proposals and collaborating across disciplines and institutions to publishing in academic and non-academic outlets and engaging with external stakeholders. Research design: All research projects were expected to be designed to be interdisciplinary, challenge-led and impact focused - and to articulate how they related to one or more dimensions of the PEAK Framework. Proposals then went through an interdisciplinary peer review process, led by academics from different institutions, to assess them against the criteria. This allowed both early career researchers and academic leaders to learn from new perspectives. "We were very impressed by the range and creativity of the proposals, and the efforts to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach and engage external stakeholders from the outset'. Amy Weimann responded to the challenge of research design by using a 'transdisciplinary research approach' that sought to include government policymakers in the design of the study. Sam Heroy commented that the process of writing his research proposal to meet rigorous criteria was important in shaping his ideas." Michael Keith Multi-disciplinary research collaboration and publication: Feedback from researchers indicates that they enjoyed working in what one called 'a truly multi-disciplinary environment' and that it helped to develop their skills and enrich their research. Many referred to the importance of retreats, work in progress meetings, and working groups in fostering such a multi-disciplinary culture. Co-investigator, Neave O' Clery, observed that researchers from more closely aligned disciplines often found it easier and more comfortable to work together, a view echoed by several researchers. Several researchers also commented that they had limited opportunity to conduct multi-disciplinary research during the programme but still appreciated the opportunity to learn from disciplines distant from their own. Researchers work with stakeholders and institutions beyond academia: PEAK's framework, capacity sharing activities, and multi-disciplinary approach have all underpinned and encouraged researchers' engagement with external stakeholders and work on 'real world' policy and practice issues at all levels. Some researchers, however, felt that their external engagement was facilitated by their host institution's networks and ongoing practice, rather than as a direct result of participation in PEAK, attesting to the commitment to 'translational' research across all PEAK partners. Researchers have built relationships and collaborations with local and national governments, global and national organisations, the private sector, grassroots movements, and civil society organisations. This has involved working with stakeholders on research design, dialogue on research development, sharing analysis and findings, and follow up with stakeholders to embed research recommendations. Some of these engagements have influenced the agendas or opinions of policy makers and been reflected in policy deliberations and even outcomes; in some cases, engagement has created opportunities for urban dwellers, particularly marginalised groups, to share their views and experience with decision makers. Skills and understanding. Many researchers reported that policy and practice engagement was new to them, and some felt they remained 'on the research side' during their time with the programme. Nevertheless, researchers say they had developed their understanding of the policy process, and how and when to engage from a research perspective, which meant that they were in a good position to do this in future. The flexible and open approach of PEAK to policy engagement was also crucial to encouraging researchers to build external relationships. According to one researcher, 'PEAK provided countless opportunities to build constituencies and partnerships, as well as the freedom to include any partnerships into the fold of the programme'. Policy engagement. Some PEAK researchers developed very strong relationships with external stakeholders and have achieved significant policy and practice impact. Examples include but are not limited to: ? The Indian Institute of Human Settlement have shared their research with the XV Indian Finance Commission which will inform countrywide interventions. The research explored the potential of new greenfield towns and cities to assist in post-COVID economic recovery and suggested a package of strategic measures and priorities at national, state, and regional level to support urbanisation and development. ? Sichuang Chen worked with the Chinese Land Surveying and Planning Institute to explore trends in China's population scale, structure, and distribution. The research report provides suggestions to optimise the supply and demand of national land. ? Guangzhong Cao, Tao Liu and Rongxi Peng worked with the Mentougou District Development and Reform Commission in China, analysing the challenges and opportunities of local industry, providing industrial development suggestions for local government. ? Nicholas Simcik Arese is collaborating with multiple groups in Colombia including an Architecture Cooperative, a group of community lawyers in Medellin, and a software platform for administering joint ownership of property. ? Jairo Alejandro Gómez Escobar and team worked with EPM, the second-largest utility company in Colombia, to adapt an urban growth forecast model to predict water use in Colombia. By accurately predicting future water use, the model has the potential to lower the environmental impact of service infrastructure and enable better, more cost-effective utility provision for urban residents. ? James Duminy has engaged with policymakers and practitioners through his work with the Cities Support Programme (CSP) based in the National Treasury of South Africa. ? Carlos Cadena-Gaitán moved from academia to the public sector in 2020, as Transport Secretary for the newly elected Mayor of Medellin, enabling him to forge meaningful connections between research, policy, and practice. ? Jacob Doherty engaged with local activists and community organisations in the transport sector during his research, adopting some of the collaborative approaches with which he had become familiar with under the PEAK programme. ? Sichuang Chen and Yanhua Zhang worked with Jin Cheng's Urban Planning Research Institute in China, analysing the driving force of urbanization, predicting the population scale and exploring the features of population spatial distribution. ? Pengjun Zhao, Di Lu, Liangen Zeng and Cao Yushu worked with the National Development and Reform Commission, to make an in-depth analysis of the development trend of population change and transportation demand in various regions of China and propose comprehensive transportation system strategies. ? Pengjun Zhao, Jia Luo and Haoyu Hu worked with Guizhou Provincial Institute of Urban and Rural Planning and Design, to implement the strategic requirements and binding indicators of upper planning, formulate urban development goals, divide land-use zones, and put forward strategic suggestions for rural development planning. ? Amy Weimann worked with government stakeholders at provincial level in South Africa, involving them in research design and dissemination. She maintains a dialogue with policymakers to find innovative and practical ways to apply research findings to improve urban health. ? Rafael Prieto Curiel and team shared research on temporal patterns of crime and traffic accidents in Mexico City with city police officers. The engagement provoked further research questions, and lead to greater awareness /understanding of crime and accidents in the city. ? Jorge Patiño worked with the Health Office in Medellin, Colombia, to identify research questions and collaborated with the Oxford Deep Medicine team and EAFIT University, Colombia, to explore urban health topics including links between green spaces and cardiovascular health. ? Sam Heroy is working as a consultant for the World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery programme, analysing mobile phone data to determine levels of service provision in different areas of key cities, and the different ways in which women and men are affected by displacement. ? Guangzhong Cao, Tao Liu, Rongxi Peng and Yunxia Zhuo worked with the Beijing Development and Reform Commission to identify the main issues related to Beijing's population development and analyse the demographic and economic effects of Beijing's current policies. ? Yingzhi Qiu and Muchen Sun engaged with local governments from Qingdao and Weifang, China, putting forward policy recommendations in terms of infrastructure construction, joint environmental protection, and industrial collaboration to increase integration of the two cities. ? Rongxi Peng worked with Jinan Planning Bureau in China, to identify the urbanisation development pattern and population dynamic characteristics, providing a development strategy to the city with rapid urbanisation.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description A transit oriented development plan for Bangalore's 2A & 2B corridor. (Sudeshna Mitra, Namrata Kapoor, Herry Gulabani and Pooja Rao - IIHS)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact This two year planning project that gives us the opportunity to have a direct impact on the nature Transit Oriented Development in the city (Bengaluru) as well as forms of Land value capture.
 
Description Analyzing the development of social captial and human capital in Xinjiang (Tao Liu, Wen Xiao, Dezheng Wang and Sichuang Chen)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description Analyzing the driving force of urbanization, predicting the population scale and exploring the features of population spatial distribution (Tao Liu, Jiachun Chen and Rongxi Peng)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description Aromar Revi along with other IPCC SR1.5C authors and leading finance experts, co-authored a report on 'Scaling up Climate Finance in the context of COVID-19', recently released by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in the run up to CoP26.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact This report aims to help financial decision-makers to align finance with sustainable development, accelerating the transition to a net-zero, climate resilient economy, based on the latest scientific findings and policy developments. It proposes four interventions to achieve this objective in the context of Covid-19.
URL https://www.greenclimate.fund/document/scaling-up-climate-finance
 
Description Beijing's population development and analysis of the demographic and economic effects of Beijing's current policies. (Guangzhong Cao, Tao Liu, Rongxi Peng and Yunxia Zhuo)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact The engagement leads to deep understanding of population development change of global metropolitan city. Also, the PEAK Urban policy brief was completed on basis of this research.
 
Description Big data driven population healthcare research (Zhenjie Wang)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Chair of Technical Committee Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation, Guangzhou Institute for Urban Innovation (2020)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact a case of the Brazilian municipality different sense that use mobile type of technology where people themselves would track, for instance, the presence of sick or dead animals. And in that way, they were able to reduce the spread of diseases. Of course in the context of the pandemic and covid that seems like an initiative that's very relevant. And that we can learn from and that we could potentially also replicate another parts of the world. There was also case in Senegal that looked at biodiversity and the preservation of man growth. And there're also people work together with the municipality in doing that also by spreading awareness. So this mix up having on the one hand that focus on the environment, on climate and biodiversity, and working together with people on that, that's what really impressed me. One of the major weaknesses we've seen this across the world, i mean, both in the global north and south, is really the inequality of of cities that when it comes to social and economic inequality. And this was really exposed in the crisis, the extent to which people have insecure employment, access to basic health care and services. And I think cities that were able to respond to that situation in a very quick way. I remember, for instance, the case of Odisha, India, that actually used existing resources and programs to make sure that people were secured of their employment. So they were able to mitigate what elsewhere has been a big problem, and with which has been addressed by, for instance, social system programs. They were able to make sure that people still had a job and a source of income through that project. And I think that was really something important. There was another example, I think I remember Lebanon that also address the crisis at a very local level, the level at the neighborhood level. And very importantly, the engage the youth there. And I think also the youth plays a very important role in that regard.
URL http://www.guangzhouaward.org/uploads/20210204/a8e7b44a72001ef8165263659fc45c48.pdf
 
Description Changes in five articles in Mayor's Development Plan (2021 - 2023) in Itagüí, Colombia based on our recommendations
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description China Capital Market Institute Meeting with Former Shenzhen Vice Major Dr Jie Tang, December 2019
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Consultation: National Dialogue - Backyard Rental Housing (14 October 2021) - Ngwenya N
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Hosted by a civil society organisation, invited share reflections and knowledge on current state of backyard rental housing and the opportunities within the sector.
 
Description Consultation: Western Cape Inclusionary Housing Policy Framework (31 May 2021) - Ngwenya N
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/western-cape-asks-public-for-input-on-inclusionary-housing-policy-framework-2021-05-14
 
Description Formulation phases of second and third-level territorial planning instruments and SDG
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Formulation of City territorial planning instruments
 
Description From "Quantity" to "Quality": Supporting China's Urban Transition: Supporting China's Urban Transition (Qiujie Shi)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Improved policy framework on informal work and workers in Rajasthan - Indian Institute of Human Settlements and State Government of Rajasthan (Gautam Bhan and Shriya Anand)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact A new policy framework regarding informal work and workers in the Indian state of Rajasthan
 
Description Jacob Doherty partipated in developing and implementing a further education course for Ivorian civil servants from multiple government ministries.Course: "La Mobilité Urbaine: Un Enjeu Fondamental dans les Villes à Croissance Rapide." [Urban Mobility : a fundamental issue in rapidly growing cities] With Clemence Cavoli (UCL), run by SciencesPo Executive Education Certificat Mise En Ouvre des Reformes Primature de Cote D'Ivoire. [A further education course for Ivorian civil servants from multiple government ministries]. Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Expected impact: change policy makers thinking about informal transport by familiarizing them with three models of hybrid transport systems from around the world.
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://news.abidjan.net/h/654461.html
 
Description James Duminy co-chairing International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) committee on urban family planning outreach and targeting
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Lancet COVID-19 Commission Report Released. Published in December 2021 (Aromar Revi) is a member of the Task Force which aims to identify key principles and make recommendations to strengthen global governance and multi-lateral cooperation to build back better, paying particular attention to global health governance and science diplomacy.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact (Aromar Revi) is a member of the Task Force which aims to identify key principles and make recommendations to strengthen global governance and multi-lateral cooperation to build back better, paying particular attention to global health governance and science diplomacy.
URL https://covid19commission.org/global-health-diplomacy
 
Description Nobukhosi Ngwenya provided input on the City of Cape Town's Draft Human Settlements Strategy, involving local and provincial government officials, elected local government officials, policy makers, NGOs, and housing activists.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Pact for Colombia - National Development Plan 2018-2022
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Mauricio Quiñones-Domínguez participated in a national consultation on the National Development Plan 2018-2022, the goals of which are below: The Multi-Year Investment Plan for the next four years will amount to 1,100 billion pesos in 2018, of which close to 50% will be directed to the equity pact. These investments are the great bet so that, as a State, national and territorial Government, together with the private sector, we can achieve increases in capital formation and increases in multifactor productivity, which will be reflected in an expansion of potential growth of our economy, from 3.3% today to 4.1% in the coming years. This increase in long-term growth is an important condition for achieving our objectives in terms of social equity, poverty reduction, higher incomes for our citizens and in the generation of formal and quality employment. That is to say, Thanks to these results it will be possible to reduce monetary poverty by about 6 percentage points, which will go from 27% currently to 21% in 2022, extreme poverty will be reduced by 3 percentage points, from 7.4% currently to 4.4% in 2022, multidimensional poverty would decrease by 5.1 percentage points, which will increase from 17% to 11.9%, and 1.6 million additional jobs will be generated during this period. The Pact for Colombia, pact for equity, is the proposal to unite Colombia in an agenda of policies and reforms that will allow us to achieve a more productive country with greater social justice.
URL https://www.dnp.gov.co/Plan-Nacional-de-Desarrollo/Paginas/Bases-del-Plan-Nacional-de-Desarrollo-201...
 
Description Participation in advisory committee regarding housing solutions for IDPs in the region of Antioquia
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Personer[ia de Medellin, Unidad Para La Reparación a Las Víctimas En Antioquia, Equipo de Victimas Medellin
 
Description Stakeholder engagement: Roundtable discussion on the challenges to the realisation of the right to adequate housing in South Africa (Date: May 27, 2019) - Ngwenya N
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Hosted by civil society organisations with local and provincial government officials in attendance.
 
Description Strategy Consultation workshop on UKRI Migration Research Strategy Agenda: Towards a Holistic Migration Research Strategy: Integration, Partnerships, and Impact
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Sue Parnell and James Duminy are named external contributors on UN-Habitat World Cities Report 2020, entitled 'The Value of Sustainable Urbanisation'
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://unhabitat.org/sites/default/files/2020/10/wcr_2020_report.pdf
 
Description Summary for Urban Policymakers Launched at COP26, 11 November 2021. Aromar Revi spoke at the event, laying out the importance of urban areas, as both drivers as well as a part of the solution in dealing with climate change and highlighting the importance of such an initiative for facilitating climate action at the urban scale.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The Summary for Urban Policymakers initiative announced today will provide cities and businesses with a clear and accessible view of the findings of the IPCC's main assessment reports. This collaboration between IPCC authors and practitioners from all regions of the world demonstrates how science and practice can in combination provide solid evidence to support climate action."
URL https://www.globalcovenantofmayors.org/press/new-summary-for-urban-policymakers-initiative-announced...
 
Description System of Crossed Subsidies to funding Utilities in Colombia- Stratification.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Starting activities with Experts Board about modifications on the System of Crossed Subsidies to funding Utilities in Colombia also known as Stratification.
URL https://www.dnp.gov.co/Plan-Nacional-de-Desarrollo/Paginas/Bases-del-Plan-Nacional-de-Desarrollo-201...
 
Description The changing spatial patterns of population distribution and their influence on the urbanization and urban system in China (Tao Liu, Sichuang Chen and Yunxia Zhuo)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description The formulation of the urban-rural integrated development plan during the 14th five-year plan period in Chaoyang district, Beijing (Changchun Feng, Yongpei Guo, Hao Zhang, and Lixin Su)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Considering the opportunities and challenges that rural areas in Chaoyang district may face during the 14th five-year period, this plan would further put forward planning proposals and implementable actions for promoting the development of urban-rural integration in Chaoyang district with high quality.
 
Description The impact of rail transit on housing rental prices under two different modes of shared rental and whole rental based on the transaction data of housing rental samples in Beijing's Sixth Ring Road (Qian Wang and Changchun Feng)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact The resulting policy recommendations have been incorporated into Beijing's 14th Five-Year Plan. Beijing Municipal Government proposes to increase the supply of affordable rental housing in Beijing during the "14th Five-Year Plan" period.
 
Description The modern comprehensive transportation system adapted to the population development strategy in China (Pengjun Zhao)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The objectives of this policy report (published in Chinese) are: to basically build a safe, efficient, sustainable and more satisfactory modern comprehensive transportation system in China by 2025, and to take the lead in some regions and areas in realizing modern and intelligent transportation.
URL https://www.peak-urban.org/publications/modern-comprehensive-transportation-system-adapted-populatio...
 
Description Transit oriented development plan for Bangalore's 2A & 2B corridor ( Sudeshna Mitra, Namrata Kapoor Herry Gulabani Pooja Rao)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact This is a 2 year planning project that gives us the opportunity to have a direct impact on the nature Transit Oriented Development in the city as well as forms of Land value capture.
 
Description Trend of China's population scale, structure, and distribution (Guangzhong Cao, Tao Liu, and Sichuang Chen)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact The research report can provide suggestions to optimize the supply and demand of national land.
 
Description University of Glasgow: Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The SHLC Capacity Development Acceleration Fund (CDAF) aims to help strengthening the capacity and knowledge to address urban, health and education challenges in fast-growing developing country cities. Backing 19 projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia, the fund is supporting urban research in neighbourhoods across the world. Projects are wide ranging and include a mixture of disciplines, methodologies and tools from participatory mapping and community-led workshops to using virtual reality as a research tool to support urban planning. For example, one team in Bangladesh are using GIS-based analysis of remote sensing data to understand the rate of land and water body change caused by rapid urbanisation. Another team in Colombia are facilitating political and economic inclusion for informal workers through participatory policy engagement activities. Many projects are led by early-career researchers which means that the skills, knowledge and experience they are developing will help strengthen and sustain research capacity within their local context.
URL http://www.centreforsustainablecities.ac.uk/
 
Description Urban Policy Dialogues 2021, 23 November 2021. Aromar Revi chaired the session on 'The Role of the Urban in Post-COVID Recovery'
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Ongoing. Impacts and reports will come at a later stage
URL https://iihs.co.in/iihs-events/urban-policy-dialogues-2021/#tab-agenda-256
 
Description Workshop: the emerging Research Agenda for a digital built Britain (CDBB)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The workshop provided a space to discuss important foundations to enable the delivery of a future digital economy, as well as discussing the emerging research agenda with the expert and contributor community to share and discuss the balance of the research agenda and to collect suggestions for development, additions, and new linkages. In partnership between the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, researchers specialised on the area, members of the expert group, leads from each of the networks and contributing consultancies, the session recognised the vitally important that the construction industry continue their progress towards delivery of BIM as business as usual. Discussions included subject areas such as training, constructor, professional service provider, manufacturer and SME engagement, and also technology provision, with the aim of gaining improved understanding of progress to date and what still remains to be achieved.
URL https://www.cdbb.cam.ac.uk/
 
Description invitation to review and provide input on City of Cape Town VLR on SDGs (2021)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact The research contributed to opening up an important dialogue around urban data and the importance of more localized, inclusive and participatory approaches to data collection and policymaking. While the scale and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is certainly unprecedented, adversity, scarcity, and crisis are not unknown to local governments in Africa. Uneven levels of decentralisation and divergent approaches of national governments towards SDG localisation, further hamper the ability of cities to respond to, engage with and plan for development in a sustainable and integrated way. However, even in the absence of national government or other sources of external support, cities have shown to be able to adapt and innovate in unexpected and unprecedented ways, providing important learning for and avenues to SDG localisation from the bottom up. Recognising that the ways in which the future growth and development of African cities is managed will greatly determine the extent to which any of the global development goals can be met, means that local action will be central for the effective uptake and achievement of the SDGs. Key for fostering such local action is the expansion of opportunities for horizontal learning, beyond a stilllimited set of cities to encompass a wide range of local actors within, between and across cities on the continent and global South as a whole. Examples from city networks, voluntary local and subnational reporting processes and partnerships with academia and civil society provide key avenues in this regard. Now is the time to draw on the accumulated knowledge and expertise of these actors and experiences, in order to facilitate mutual learning and strategically accelerate the institutionalisation and upscaling of knowledge and support for existing SDG champions and practices.
URL https://www.peak-urban.org/project/assessing-sdg-localisation-cape-town
 
Description A transit oriented development plan for Bangalore's 2A & 2B corridor - Indian Institute of Human Settlements, IBI Group, UDP and Knight Frank
Amount ₹0 (INR)
Organisation Asian Development Bank 
Sector Private
Country Philippines
Start  
 
Description AWS Cloud Credit for Research
Amount $60,000 (USD)
Organisation Amazon.com 
Department Amazon Web Services
Sector Private
Country United States
Start  
 
Description COVID-19 Special Fund of Peking University
Amount ¥40,000 (CNY)
Organisation Peking University 
Sector Academic/University
Country China
Start  
 
Description EAFIT-URBAM internal funding
Amount $1,700 (USD)
Organisation EAFIT University 
Sector Academic/University
Country Colombia
Start 09/2019 
End 10/2019
 
Description Economic Data Science
Amount £177,622 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description GEO-Amazon Open Earth Observation Cloud Credits Programme
Amount $60,000 (USD)
Organisation Amazon.com 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 06/2019 
End 07/2022
 
Description Internal Funding
Amount $3,390 (USD)
Organisation EAFIT University 
Sector Academic/University
Country Colombia
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2020
 
Description London Mathematical Society Early Career Researcher grant
Amount £500 (GBP)
Funding ID ECR-1819-36 
Organisation London Mathematical Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 01/2019
 
Description Major Program of National Social Science Foundation of China
Amount ¥100,000 (CNY)
Funding ID 20 &ZD173 
Organisation National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science 
Sector Public
Country China
Start  
 
Description National University Colombia
Amount $300 (USD)
Organisation National University of Colombia 
Sector Academic/University
Country Colombia
Start 12/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description Oxford Martin School Programme on Informal Cities
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 05/2022
 
Description Oxford Martin School Programme on Informal Cities
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 07/2022
 
Description Research Assistant- EAFIT/RISE
Amount $500 (USD)
Organisation RISE 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Research monitoring awarded - EAFIT/RISE
Amount $250 (USD)
Organisation RISE 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 11/2019
 
Description Skill-based network modelling of industrial diversification paths for UK cities
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Funding ID TEDSA2\100012 
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 04/2020
 
Description Skye Foundation Scholarship
Amount £105,122 (GBP)
Organisation Skye Foundation Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2022
 
Description Studentship (Dezheng Wang)
Amount ¥22,000 (CNY)
Organisation Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 08/2019 
 
Description Studentship (Jiachun Chen)
Amount ¥22,000 (CNY)
Organisation Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 08/2019 
 
Description Studentship (Jiajie Liu)
Amount ¥49,000 (CNY)
Organisation Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 08/2019 
 
Description Studentship (Meng Yang)
Amount ¥49,000 (CNY)
Organisation Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 08/2019 
 
Description Studentship (Muchen Sun)
Amount ¥22,000 (CNY)
Organisation Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 08/2019 
 
Description Studentship (Rongxi Peng)
Amount ¥22,000 (CNY)
Organisation Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 08/2019 
 
Description Studentship (Sichuang Chen)
Amount ¥22,000 (CNY)
Organisation Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 08/2019 
 
Description Studentship (Yanhua Zhang)
Amount ¥22,000 (CNY)
Organisation Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 08/2019 
 
Description Studentship (Yingzhi Qiu)
Amount ¥49,000 (CNY)
Organisation Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 08/2019 
 
Description Studentship (Yunxia Zhuo)
Amount ¥22,000 (CNY)
Organisation Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 08/2019 
 
Description The Interaction and Coevolution between Metropolitan and Non-metropolitan Area Development in Beijing-Tianjin-North Hebei Region
Amount ¥265,000 (CNY)
Funding ID 41801146 
Organisation National Natural Science Foundation of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start  
 
Description UNU-WIDER SA-TIED RFRP (South African Treasury) research funding and data access
Amount R0 (ZAR)
Organisation United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country Finland
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2020
 
Description Urban Analytics
Amount £79,319 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 10/2021
 
Description World Bank
Amount $41,603 (USD)
Organisation World Bank Group 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 01/2021 
End 03/2021
 
Title Development of a Model for Land Value Capture 
Description Development of a Model for Land Value Capture that does not focus on finance alone but also includes econometric measures like employment, inclusive housing and others 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Development of a Model for Land Value Capture that does not focus on finance alone but also includes econometric measures like employment, inclusive housing and others The team has developed a method to assess FAR in the city. We are currently in the process of applying this to the assessment of FAR in the study area along corridor 2A & 2B 
 
Title A rural household survey covering 100 villages in 13 provinces in summer 2014 and 2015 (2100 rural households) (Tao Liu) 
Description Collection of Chinese census data 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Policy impact across China 
 
Title Aggregate mobility metrics for Colombian lockdown 
Description This dataset synthesises mobility metrics for residents in 22 Colombian cities during the early stages (April) of lockdowns in Colombia, and as well describes the policies implemented. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None yet 
URL https://github.com/ils246/covid-19
 
Title Aggregate mobility metrics for Colombian lockdown 
Description This dataset synthesises mobility metrics for residents in 22 Colombian cities during the early stages (April) of lockdowns in Colombia, and as well describes the policies implemented. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None yet 
URL https://github.com/ils246/covid-19
 
Title Algorithm to detect firms in street imagery 
Description Algorithm to detect firms in street imagery 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact NA 
 
Title COINS - Continuity in Street Networks QGIS Python Plugin. Pratyush Tripathy, Pooja Rao, Krishnachandran Balakrishnan and Teja Malldi 
Description COINS QGIS Python Plugin is an open-source tool to extract natural continuity and hierarchy of urban street networks. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The open source tool is available to practitioners, policy makers, and the public alike, and has be used to identify street structures and patterns at city and neighbourhood level. 
URL https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/coins/
 
Title COINS - Continuity in Street Networks algorithm. Pratyush Tripathy, Pooja Rao, Krishnachandran Balakrishnan and Teja Malldi 
Description COINS GitHub is an open-source tool to extract natural continuity and hierarchy of urban street networks. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The open source tool is available to practitioners, policy makers, and the public alike, and has be used to identify street structures and patterns at city and neighbourhood level. 
URL https://github.com/PratyushTripathy/COINS
 
Title COINS tool 
Description This repository contains the source code of the COINS tool that allows to deduce natural continuity of street network. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not known. 
URL https://github.com/PratyushTripathy/COINS
 
Title Datasets on firm-level information for Bangalore, India (Viola Lewis, Sooraj Raveendran, Herry Gulabani, Shriya Anand) 
Description New datasets on firm-level information for Bangalore, created after merging and cleaning multiple datasets. Not yet open access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Improved model to study/analyse firm-level data on Bangalore, India, used by policy makers and practitioners 
 
Title Global Flood Mapper (GFM) 
Description The basic version of the tool allows the user to quickly create high-precision flood maps by simply selecting the area of interest from the dropwown menu and selecting the dates for before and during floods. The flood map can be directly downloaded from the GEE app either in PNG or SHP format. The advanced version of the tool provides option to tweak a few parameters that influence the flood map. It enables the user to choose between ascending/descending pass, the threshold for Z value, water seasonality threshold, the elevation and slope. Suggested citation: Tripathy, P. & Malladi, T. Global Flood Mapper: A novel Google Earth Engine application for rapid flood mapping using Sentinel-1 SAR. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not know. 
URL https://github.com/PratyushTripathy/global_flood_mapper
 
Title Global Flood Mapper tool on Google Earth Engine - GFM GitHub ( Pratyush Tripathy and Teja Malladi) 
Description The tool allows the user to quickly create high-precision flood maps by simply selecting the area of interest from the dropwown menu and selecting the dates for before and during floods. The flood map can be directly downloaded from the GEE app either in PNG or SHP format. The advanced options panel of the tool provides option to tweak a few parameters that influence the flood map. It enables the user to choose between ascending/descending pass, the threshold for Z-value, water seasonality threshold, the elevation and slope. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact https://github.com/PratyushTripathy/global_flood_mapper/tree/master/examples GFM tool: https://pratyush_tripathy.users.earthengine.app/view/global-flood-mapper-advanced 
URL https://github.com/PratyushTripathy/global_flood_mapper
 
Title Metadata record for the manuscript: Co-producing urban knowledge in Angola and Mozambique: towards meeting SDG 11 
Description SummaryThis metadata record provides details of the data supporting the claims of the related manuscript: "Co-producing urban knowledge in Angola and Mozambique: towards meeting SDG 11".The related study presents findings from a research project conducted in the cities of Luanda, Angola and Maputo, Mozambique which used citizen science to generate data on the indicators of standalone urban goal 11 adopted as part of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and used these data to inform more inclusive, sustainable and participatory urban planning and policymaking. SDG 11 is encapsulated as the need to make cities in Africa 'more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable'.Data accessData sets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available (in Portuguese) via DataFirst, the only African open access research data service and repository: https://www.datafirst.uct.ac.za/dataportal/index.php/catalog/central/about. Prospective users must register with DataFirst and agree to terms and conditions of use prior to being provided access to the data. The questionnaires, technical documents and reports that describe the survey process and the key results for 'Angola - Sustainable Cities Survey 2018, Luanda' are available at https://doi.org/10.25828/ed1q-2q89, and for 'Mozambique - Sustainable Cities Survey 2019, Maputo' at https://doi.org/10.25828/acd7-7q30.The SDG indicator classification by tiers which underlie Box 1 in the related manuscript are publicly available at https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/indicators/indicators-list/ and https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/iaeg-sdgs/tier-classification/. The SDG 11 Targets, indicators and current tier classification that underlie Table 1 in the related manuscript are publicly available at https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/iaeg-sdgs/tier-classification/. Access to the original sources of the SDG 11 indicator data availability, which underlie Table 2 in the related manuscript, for Angola are publicly available at https://www.ine.gov.ao/images/Populacao_Sociedade/Relatorio_ODS_FINAL.pdf and for Mozambique can be requested from the corresponding author, Sylvia Croese (sylviacroese@gmail.com). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Access to the original sources of the SDG 11 indicator data availability, which underlie Table 2 in the related manuscript, for Angola are publicly available at https://www.ine.gov.ao/images/Populacao_Sociedade/Relatorio_ODS_FINAL.pdf and for Mozambique can be requested from the corresponding author, Sylvia Croese (sylviacroese@gmail.com). 
URL https://springernature.figshare.com/articles/dataset/Metadata_record_for_the_manuscript_Co-producing...
 
Title Metadata record for the manuscript: Co-producing urban knowledge in Angola and Mozambique: towards meeting SDG 11 
Description SummaryThis metadata record provides details of the data supporting the claims of the related manuscript: "Co-producing urban knowledge in Angola and Mozambique: towards meeting SDG 11".The related study presents findings from a research project conducted in the cities of Luanda, Angola and Maputo, Mozambique which used citizen science to generate data on the indicators of standalone urban goal 11 adopted as part of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and used these data to inform more inclusive, sustainable and participatory urban planning and policymaking. SDG 11 is encapsulated as the need to make cities in Africa 'more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable'.Data accessData sets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available (in Portuguese) via DataFirst, the only African open access research data service and repository: https://www.datafirst.uct.ac.za/dataportal/index.php/catalog/central/about. Prospective users must register with DataFirst and agree to terms and conditions of use prior to being provided access to the data. The questionnaires, technical documents and reports that describe the survey process and the key results for 'Angola - Sustainable Cities Survey 2018, Luanda' are available at https://doi.org/10.25828/ed1q-2q89, and for 'Mozambique - Sustainable Cities Survey 2019, Maputo' at https://doi.org/10.25828/acd7-7q30.The SDG indicator classification by tiers which underlie Box 1 in the related manuscript are publicly available at https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/indicators/indicators-list/ and https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/iaeg-sdgs/tier-classification/. The SDG 11 Targets, indicators and current tier classification that underlie Table 1 in the related manuscript are publicly available at https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/iaeg-sdgs/tier-classification/. Access to the original sources of the SDG 11 indicator data availability, which underlie Table 2 in the related manuscript, for Angola are publicly available at https://www.ine.gov.ao/images/Populacao_Sociedade/Relatorio_ODS_FINAL.pdf and for Mozambique can be requested from the corresponding author, Sylvia Croese (sylviacroese@gmail.com). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Access to the original sources of the SDG 11 indicator data availability, which underlie Table 2 in the related manuscript, for Angola are publicly available at https://www.ine.gov.ao/images/Populacao_Sociedade/Relatorio_ODS_FINAL.pdf and for Mozambique can be requested from the corresponding author, Sylvia Croese (sylviacroese@gmail.com). 
URL https://springernature.figshare.com/articles/dataset/Metadata_record_for_the_manuscript_Co-producing...
 
Title Mid-census one percent population survey of 2005 and 2015 (Tao Liu) 
Description Collection of Chinese census data 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Policy impact across China 
 
Title Modeling spatiotemporal aqueduct and sewage demands of any territory 
Description Software in Python 3.x to predict the spatiotemporal aqueduct and sewage demands of any territory. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The software was adjusted to Colombian municipalities as part of a consultancy with EPM (one of the largest utility companies in Colombia). 
 
Title Monitoring survey of floating population conducted by NHC (Tao Liu) 
Description Collection of census data across China 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Policy impact across China 
 
Title National wide POI data of villages in 2020 (Guangzhong Cao) 
Description Collection of Chinese census data 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Policy impact across China 
 
Title National wide survey data of rural household in 2021 (Guangzhong Cao) 
Description Collection of Chinese census data 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Policy impact across China 
 
Title Nationwide census data of 2000 and 2010 (Tao Liu) 
Description Collection of Chinese census data 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Policy impact across China 
 
Title Rural settlements data of Xintai, Shandong (Guangzhong Cao) 
Description Collection of census data in Xintai, Shandong (Chinese province) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Policy impact across China 
 
Title Space-time accessibility model (STAM) for healthy living 
Description Our STAM is a spatial tool developed through co-production methods. It has been developed on entirely free access software and open code and will be available to anyone interested through a public webpage soon. Our STAM analyses the impact of environmental, financial, temporal, and spatial restrictions on people's ability to access urban places associated with a healthy living, such as healthcare facilities, parks, and greens paces. This is the only tool of its kind to incorporate air quality as a key environmental variable that may restrict access to a healthy life. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The development of the model has allowed for us to apply for additional funding to accelerate its impact as a tool for policy scenario evaluation. 
 
Title Spatialised Housing Dataset for Bangalore - Sudeshna Mitra and Herry Gulabani 
Description City-level analysis of Bangalore's housing market and micro-market analysis for various neighbourhoods of interest. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Understanding the metropolitan development of Bengaluru, India 
 
Title The Samples of Anonymised Records (SARs) of the Census of Population, 2001 and 2011 (UK) (Guangzhong Cao) 
Description Data collection and analysis of UK census data 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Potential policy impact (UK) 
 
Title Timeline database of court cases and news reporting on the private sector projects delayed and defaulting in the Greater Noida area - Namrata Kapoor, Sukanya T and Daanish Gurang 
Description Built a timeline database of court cases and news reporting on the private sector projects delayed and defaulting in the Greater Noida area (focus on Amrapali, Unitech, and Jaypee Infrastructure Limited Real Estate, India) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Tracking effects of land price movements on the production and consumption of housing in Indian cities and its relationship to city planning practices and urban impoverishment. 
 
Title Various sets of statistical yearbooks at national, provincial, and city levels (Guangzhong Cao) 
Description Collection and analysis of Chinese census data 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Policy impact across China 
 
Description A project for NITI Ayog and ADB on Cities as Engines of Growth ( ) 
Organisation Ayogo
Country Canada 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution A project for NITI Ayog and ADB on Cities as Engines of Growth. IIHS has provided a set of recommendations around governance, land, and housing and on how to better integrated urban planning with economic planning and visioning.
Collaborator Contribution As part of this described engagement, we have presented our work on multiple occasions to members of NITI Ayog as well as ADB
Impact TBC
Start Year 2020
 
Description A project for NITI Ayog and ADB on Cities as Engines of Growth ( ) 
Organisation Ayogo
Country Canada 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution A project for NITI Ayog and ADB on Cities as Engines of Growth. IIHS has provided a set of recommendations around governance, land, and housing and on how to better integrated urban planning with economic planning and visioning.
Collaborator Contribution As part of this described engagement, we have presented our work on multiple occasions to members of NITI Ayog as well as ADB
Impact TBC
Start Year 2020
 
Description A transit oriented development plan for Bangalore's 2A & 2B corridor - collaboration between Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Bangalore Metropolitan Development Corporation, Bangalore Directorate of Urban Land and Transportation, IBI Group, UDP, Knight Frank 
Organisation IBI Group
Country Canada 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IIHS, in partnership with IBI Group, UDP and Knight Frank have been selected to provide technical assistance on the Transit oriented development plan for Bangalore's 2A & 2B corridor. This is a 2 year planning project. Amongst other criteria, the selection was made on the basis of the teams experience researching issues of Land Based Finance and nature of development along the metro in Bangalore. We have also built collaborations with the Bangalore Metropolitan Development Corporation and Bangalore Directorate of Urban Land and Transportation.
Collaborator Contribution Joint planning venture
Impact This two year planning project that gives us the opportunity to have a direct impact on the nature Transit Oriented Development in the city as well as forms of Land value capture.
Start Year 2019
 
Description A transit oriented development plan for Bangalore's 2A & 2B corridor - collaboration between Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Bangalore Metropolitan Development Corporation, Bangalore Directorate of Urban Land and Transportation, IBI Group, UDP, Knight Frank 
Organisation Indian Institute for Human Settlements
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution IIHS, in partnership with IBI Group, UDP and Knight Frank have been selected to provide technical assistance on the Transit oriented development plan for Bangalore's 2A & 2B corridor. This is a 2 year planning project. Amongst other criteria, the selection was made on the basis of the teams experience researching issues of Land Based Finance and nature of development along the metro in Bangalore. We have also built collaborations with the Bangalore Metropolitan Development Corporation and Bangalore Directorate of Urban Land and Transportation.
Collaborator Contribution Joint planning venture
Impact This two year planning project that gives us the opportunity to have a direct impact on the nature Transit Oriented Development in the city as well as forms of Land value capture.
Start Year 2019
 
Description A transit oriented development plan for Bangalore's 2A & 2B corridor - collaboration between Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Bangalore Metropolitan Development Corporation, Bangalore Directorate of Urban Land and Transportation, IBI Group, UDP, Knight Frank 
Organisation Knight Frank LLP
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IIHS, in partnership with IBI Group, UDP and Knight Frank have been selected to provide technical assistance on the Transit oriented development plan for Bangalore's 2A & 2B corridor. This is a 2 year planning project. Amongst other criteria, the selection was made on the basis of the teams experience researching issues of Land Based Finance and nature of development along the metro in Bangalore. We have also built collaborations with the Bangalore Metropolitan Development Corporation and Bangalore Directorate of Urban Land and Transportation.
Collaborator Contribution Joint planning venture
Impact This two year planning project that gives us the opportunity to have a direct impact on the nature Transit Oriented Development in the city as well as forms of Land value capture.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Air pollution analysis for Delhi. Collaboration between Indian Institute of Human Settlements and CSIR - National Physical Laboratory (Pratyush Tripathy) 
Organisation Indian Institute for Human Settlements
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-authored research publication in Urban Climate, titled "Drivers of air pollution variability during second wave of COVID-19 in Delhi, India", 2022
Collaborator Contribution Co-authored research publication in Urban Climate, titled "Drivers of air pollution variability during second wave of COVID-19 in Delhi, India", 2022
Impact Greater understanding of urban air pollution, and how it was affected by emergencies such as the COVID-19 lockdown across India
Start Year 2020
 
Description Air pollution analysis for Delhi. Collaboration between Indian Institute of Human Settlements and CSIR - National Physical Laboratory (Pratyush Tripathy) 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory of India
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Co-authored research publication in Urban Climate, titled "Drivers of air pollution variability during second wave of COVID-19 in Delhi, India", 2022
Collaborator Contribution Co-authored research publication in Urban Climate, titled "Drivers of air pollution variability during second wave of COVID-19 in Delhi, India", 2022
Impact Greater understanding of urban air pollution, and how it was affected by emergencies such as the COVID-19 lockdown across India
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration RiSE EAFIT Colombia 
Organisation EAFIT University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Various research collaborations within PEAK resulting in 2 academic papers
Collaborator Contribution Full research partnership with shared research design and data analysis
Impact Two academic papers (one accepted and one in development) and one (rejected) UCL grant application. All work is multi-disciplinary crossing data science, economics and geography.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration University of Florida 
Organisation University of Florida
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We designed a mathematical model to describe spatial dynamics of Boko Haram cells in North Africa.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with Dr Olivier Walther, expert in terrorism. He brought his expertise on terrorism to the project.
Impact An academic paper: Prieto Curiel R, Walther O & O'Clery N (2020) Uncovering the internal structure of Boko Haram through its mobility patterns. Applied Network Science 5: 28. And policy meetings with OCED. This was a multi-disciplinary project crossing mathematical modelling, spatial analysis, network science and terrorism.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration opportunities between Peking University, Wuhan University, Chongqing University, Tongji University, China Land Surveying and Planning institute and Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute 
Organisation China Land Surveying and Planning Institute
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Peking University cooperates with Wuhan university, Chongqing University, Tongji University, China Land Surveying and Planning institution and Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute to promote knowledge exchange.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research on national spatial planning and rural development are being conducted.
Impact Multi-disciplinary: planning, development studies, demography, surveying
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration opportunities between Peking University, Wuhan University, Chongqing University, Tongji University, China Land Surveying and Planning institute and Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute 
Organisation Chongqing University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Peking University cooperates with Wuhan university, Chongqing University, Tongji University, China Land Surveying and Planning institution and Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute to promote knowledge exchange.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research on national spatial planning and rural development are being conducted.
Impact Multi-disciplinary: planning, development studies, demography, surveying
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration opportunities between Peking University, Wuhan University, Chongqing University, Tongji University, China Land Surveying and Planning institute and Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute 
Organisation Peking University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Peking University cooperates with Wuhan university, Chongqing University, Tongji University, China Land Surveying and Planning institution and Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute to promote knowledge exchange.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research on national spatial planning and rural development are being conducted.
Impact Multi-disciplinary: planning, development studies, demography, surveying
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration opportunities between Peking University, Wuhan University, Chongqing University, Tongji University, China Land Surveying and Planning institute and Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute 
Organisation Tongji University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Peking University cooperates with Wuhan university, Chongqing University, Tongji University, China Land Surveying and Planning institution and Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute to promote knowledge exchange.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research on national spatial planning and rural development are being conducted.
Impact Multi-disciplinary: planning, development studies, demography, surveying
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration opportunities between Peking University, Wuhan University, Chongqing University, Tongji University, China Land Surveying and Planning institute and Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute 
Organisation Wuhan University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Peking University cooperates with Wuhan university, Chongqing University, Tongji University, China Land Surveying and Planning institution and Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute to promote knowledge exchange.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research on national spatial planning and rural development are being conducted.
Impact Multi-disciplinary: planning, development studies, demography, surveying
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration opportunities between Universidad de los Andres, RISE at the Universidad EAFIT 
Organisation EAFIT University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Online meetings to explore past and current research projects led by EpiAndes at "Universidad de los Andes" and RiSE at "Universidad EAFIT" to explore collaboration opportunities. The next step is to share recent papers written by Epiandes and RiSE, as well as to ask the Principal Investigators of UK-led projects (PEAK Urban and partners), to see if it is possible to negotiate a collaboration agreement at a higher level.
Collaborator Contribution Online meetings to explore past and current research projects led by EpiAndes at "Universidad de los Andes" and RiSE at "Universidad EAFIT" to explore collaboration opportunities. The next step is to share recent papers written by Epiandes and RiSE, as well as to ask the Principal Investigators of UK-led projects (PEAK Urban and partners), to see if it is possible to negotiate a collaboration agreement at a higher level.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration opportunities between Universidad de los Andres, RISE at the Universidad EAFIT 
Organisation RISE
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Online meetings to explore past and current research projects led by EpiAndes at "Universidad de los Andes" and RiSE at "Universidad EAFIT" to explore collaboration opportunities. The next step is to share recent papers written by Epiandes and RiSE, as well as to ask the Principal Investigators of UK-led projects (PEAK Urban and partners), to see if it is possible to negotiate a collaboration agreement at a higher level.
Collaborator Contribution Online meetings to explore past and current research projects led by EpiAndes at "Universidad de los Andes" and RiSE at "Universidad EAFIT" to explore collaboration opportunities. The next step is to share recent papers written by Epiandes and RiSE, as well as to ask the Principal Investigators of UK-led projects (PEAK Urban and partners), to see if it is possible to negotiate a collaboration agreement at a higher level.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration opportunities between Universidad de los Andres, RISE at the Universidad EAFIT 
Organisation Regional Autonomous University of the Andes
Country Ecuador 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Online meetings to explore past and current research projects led by EpiAndes at "Universidad de los Andes" and RiSE at "Universidad EAFIT" to explore collaboration opportunities. The next step is to share recent papers written by Epiandes and RiSE, as well as to ask the Principal Investigators of UK-led projects (PEAK Urban and partners), to see if it is possible to negotiate a collaboration agreement at a higher level.
Collaborator Contribution Online meetings to explore past and current research projects led by EpiAndes at "Universidad de los Andes" and RiSE at "Universidad EAFIT" to explore collaboration opportunities. The next step is to share recent papers written by Epiandes and RiSE, as well as to ask the Principal Investigators of UK-led projects (PEAK Urban and partners), to see if it is possible to negotiate a collaboration agreement at a higher level.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration opportunities between University of Oxford, COMPAS, Indian Institute of Human Settlements, and EAFIT University (Pratyush Tripathy) 
Organisation EAFIT University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Growth modelling using machine learning and cellular automata
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative efforts in developing growth modelling using machine learning and cellular automata, across UK, India and Colombia
Impact Multi-disciplinary effort, involving geospatial science, urban and spatial planning, demography to understand urban inequalities. Impact assessments and geospatial modelling as as shared tool across national and regional scales (UK, India, Colombia). Open source data
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration opportunities between University of Oxford, COMPAS, Indian Institute of Human Settlements, and EAFIT University (Pratyush Tripathy) 
Organisation Indian Institute for Human Settlements
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Growth modelling using machine learning and cellular automata
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative efforts in developing growth modelling using machine learning and cellular automata, across UK, India and Colombia
Impact Multi-disciplinary effort, involving geospatial science, urban and spatial planning, demography to understand urban inequalities. Impact assessments and geospatial modelling as as shared tool across national and regional scales (UK, India, Colombia). Open source data
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration opportunities between University of Oxford, COMPAS, Indian Institute of Human Settlements, and EAFIT University (Pratyush Tripathy) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Growth modelling using machine learning and cellular automata
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative efforts in developing growth modelling using machine learning and cellular automata, across UK, India and Colombia
Impact Multi-disciplinary effort, involving geospatial science, urban and spatial planning, demography to understand urban inequalities. Impact assessments and geospatial modelling as as shared tool across national and regional scales (UK, India, Colombia). Open source data
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration opportunities between University of Oxford, COMPAS, Peking University, and Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform 
Organisation Peking University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration between Peking University and Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform to conduct research on urban development.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has promoted the usability of the PEAK Urban research outcomes, as these fruitful achievements have been applied to the cooperative projects entitled "Population change and its impact on economic development in Beijing"
Impact Multi-disciplinary collaboration: planning, demography, urban science, development studies, policy
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration opportunities between University of Oxford, COMPAS, and Peking University 
Organisation Peking University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Further collaboration established between University of Oxford, COMPAS, and Peking University through joint academic research led by Prof. Guangzhong Cao and Dr. Chenghe Guan.
Collaborator Contribution Dr. Chenghe Guan were invited to discuss research proposal and give lecture in Nov 2019.
Impact Multi-disciplinary, geography, demography, planning, migration, urban science
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with Capital Medical University, China 
Organisation Beijing Chaoyang Hospital
Country China 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Dr Yutong Cai has established a collaboration with Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University in China. Dr Cai will contribute to the environmental health programme using a large databank in respiratory diseases and electronic health records of patients in Beijing.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is responsible to provide infrastructural support including building and maintaining the research databases, and provide staff and laboratory access.
Impact 1. Liang L, Cai Y, Barratt B, Lyu B, Chan Q, Hansell AL, Xie W, Zhang D, Kelly FJ, Tong Z. Associations between daily air quality and hospitalisations for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Beijing, 2013-17: an ecological analysis. Lancet Planet Health. 2019 Jun;3(6):e270-e279. 2. Baolei Lyu, Yutong Cai, Zhe Sun, Jiachen Li, Lirong Liang, Evaluating temporally decomposed associations between PM2.5 and hospitalisation risks of AECOPD: A case study in Beijing from 2010 to 2019, Atmospheric Pollution Research, Volume 13, Issue 4, 2022,101356,ISSN 1309-1042, 3. Lirong Liang; Yutong Cai; Baolei Lyu; Di Zhang; Shuilian Chu; Hang Jing; Kazem Rahimi; Zhaohui Tong. Air pollution and hospitalisation of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Beijing: a time-series study. UNDER REVIEW with very minor correction in the journal Respiratory Research.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration with Peking University 
Organisation Peking University
Department School of Public Health
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Rahimi Group at Oxford has attracted a visiting scholarship to host an academic visitor (Dr Jing Huang, assistant professor at Peking University) from Oct 2021- Sep2022. Dr Huang will collaborate mainly with Dr Yutong Cai (PEAK researcher) on the project to investigating the relationship between air pollution, noise pollution and cardiovascular diseases in Chinese and UK populations. Professor Rahimi and Dr Cai are co-supervising the project.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Huang will work on her project, including literature review, data analysis, conference presentation and submissions for journal publication.
Impact The collaboration is still active, hence formal outputs are pending. To date, we have submitted two abstracts to both UK and international conferences.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Created updated version of COINS as part of MomePy. 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Martin Fleischmann at University of Liverpool -
Collaborator Contribution Calculates natural continuity and hierarchy of street networks in given GeoDataFrame using COINS algorithm. For details on the algorithms refer to the original paper [Tripathy et al., 2020].
Impact Calculates natural continuity and hierarchy of street networks in given GeoDataFrame using COINS algorithm. For details on the algorithms refer to the original paper [Tripathy et al., 2020].
Start Year 2021
 
Description Governing mega-infrastructure projects. Collaborative elective course between University of Oxford/COMPAS and Indian Institute of Human Settlements (Neha Sami, Amogh Arakali, Tanvi Bhatikar and Prajna Beleyur) 
Organisation Indian Institute for Human Settlements
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Based on the PEAK research, developed and taught an elective course, "Governing mega-infrastructure projects", as part of the at IIHS. Involving Neha Sami, Amogh Arakali, Tanvi Bhatikar and Prajna Beleyur
Collaborator Contribution Collaboratively developing and teaching elective course formate
Impact Teaching a number of graduate students as part of the IIHS Urban Fellows Programme about the complex challenges that are encountered in contemporary cities. The Urban Fellows Programme is scholarship-based, nine-month, full-time, residential, interdisciplinary and based at the IIHS City Campus in Bengaluru. It seeks to combine classroom teaching, site-based applied learning, work in live projects, and external internships to introduce Fellows to diverse forms of urban practice. The Programme is open to recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Governing mega-infrastructure projects. Collaborative elective course between University of Oxford/COMPAS and Indian Institute of Human Settlements (Neha Sami, Amogh Arakali, Tanvi Bhatikar and Prajna Beleyur) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Based on the PEAK research, developed and taught an elective course, "Governing mega-infrastructure projects", as part of the at IIHS. Involving Neha Sami, Amogh Arakali, Tanvi Bhatikar and Prajna Beleyur
Collaborator Contribution Collaboratively developing and teaching elective course formate
Impact Teaching a number of graduate students as part of the IIHS Urban Fellows Programme about the complex challenges that are encountered in contemporary cities. The Urban Fellows Programme is scholarship-based, nine-month, full-time, residential, interdisciplinary and based at the IIHS City Campus in Bengaluru. It seeks to combine classroom teaching, site-based applied learning, work in live projects, and external internships to introduce Fellows to diverse forms of urban practice. The Programme is open to recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Harvard automation 
Organisation Harvard University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We co-hosted a virtual workshop on automation with the Harvard Center for International Development in May 2020
Collaborator Contribution Our partners co-hosted the workshop including designing the programme and inviting speakers
Impact A one day virtual workshop
Start Year 2020
 
Description International Seminar Series The "Southern Tilt" in the Urban 
Organisation EAFIT University
Department Urbam EAFIT
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are planning a joint publication. There will be an editor in each University
Collaborator Contribution We are planning a joint publication. There will be an editor in each University
Impact Publications
Start Year 2019
 
Description MIT Media Lab 
Organisation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We developed a new collaboration with Prof Sandy Pentland and his PhD student Isabella Loaiza at MIT Media Lab, resulting in a project using Colombian call records to study Covid lockdown in Colombia. In 2021-2022, we continued this collaboration by publishing a paper, copresenting several presentations, co-organizing a virtual policy-academic workshop, and submitting another paper. We also began the process of writing a grant proposal, but later determined it was not viable.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners provided access to data, and participated fully in the research collaboration including research design and implementation.
Impact We have published together a paper in Journal of the Royal Society Interface. We have another paper in review at special issue in Environment and Planning B. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary - our team comes from urban analytics in mathematics, while the MIT team specialises in computational social science.
Start Year 2019
 
Description MIT Media Lab 
Organisation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We developed a new collaboration with Prof Sandy Pentland and his PhD student Isabella Loaiza at MIT Media Lab, resulting in a project using Colombian call records to study Covid lockdown in Colombia.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners provided access to the data, and participated fully in the research collaboration including research design and implementation.
Impact A paper is under review in Royal Society Interface. A new paper is being prepared for submission to Environment and Planning B special issue.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Meeting in EAFIT-RiSE to assess collaboration opportunities for urban edge monitoring using remote sensing data. 
Organisation EAFIT University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Link to reach Innovate UK. Potential partnership to commercialize our research products overseas.
Collaborator Contribution Getting feedback from Catapult regarding a first draft that we submitted to the planning secretary of Medellín for monitoring urban edges as this process is likely to take a couple of iterations.
Impact Consultancy project, policy
Start Year 2020
 
Description Meeting in EAFIT-RiSE to assess collaboration opportunities for urban edge monitoring using remote sensing data. 
Organisation RISE
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Link to reach Innovate UK. Potential partnership to commercialize our research products overseas.
Collaborator Contribution Getting feedback from Catapult regarding a first draft that we submitted to the planning secretary of Medellín for monitoring urban edges as this process is likely to take a couple of iterations.
Impact Consultancy project, policy
Start Year 2020
 
Description PEAK-SENA 
Organisation Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA)
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I provided guidance and supervision to a SENA intern for six months
Collaborator Contribution The SENA offered an intern for six months to help in the coordination of data collection in the field
Impact We have four months of air pollution exposure data of 20 women in Itagüí Colombia. At least one (1) peer-reviewed publication will come out of this.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Transit oriented development plan for Bangalore's 2A & 2B corridor 
Organisation IBI Group
Country Canada 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IIHS, in partnership with IBI Group, UDP and Knight Frank have been selected to provide technical assistance on the Transit oriented development plan for Bangalore's 2A & 2B corridor. This is a 2 year planning project. Amongst other criteria, the selection was made on the basis of the teams experience researching issues of Land Based Finance and nature of development along the metro in Bangalore. This is a 2 year planning project that gives us the opportunity to have a direct impact on the nature Transit Oriented Development in the city as well as forms of Land value capture.
Collaborator Contribution The funding for this project comes from the Asian development Bank. We are doing this project in collaboration with IBI Group, UDP, and Knight Frank
Impact We have built collaborations with the Bangalore Metropolitan Development Corporation and Directorate of Urban Land and Transportation
Start Year 2020
 
Description Transit oriented development plan for Bangalore's 2A & 2B corridor 
Organisation Knight Frank LLP
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IIHS, in partnership with IBI Group, UDP and Knight Frank have been selected to provide technical assistance on the Transit oriented development plan for Bangalore's 2A & 2B corridor. This is a 2 year planning project. Amongst other criteria, the selection was made on the basis of the teams experience researching issues of Land Based Finance and nature of development along the metro in Bangalore. This is a 2 year planning project that gives us the opportunity to have a direct impact on the nature Transit Oriented Development in the city as well as forms of Land value capture.
Collaborator Contribution The funding for this project comes from the Asian development Bank. We are doing this project in collaboration with IBI Group, UDP, and Knight Frank
Impact We have built collaborations with the Bangalore Metropolitan Development Corporation and Directorate of Urban Land and Transportation
Start Year 2020
 
Description Urban water balance analysis. Collaboration between Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Management and Stockholm Environment Institute. (Krishnachandran Balakrishnan) 
Organisation Indian Institute for Human Settlements
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-authored research paper in Urban Water Journal titled "A model-based estimate of the groundwater budget and associated uncertainties in Bengaluru, India" in 2020
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration let to a co-authored research paper
Impact Understanding the water metabolism of developing country cities is challenging because of insufficient knowledge of how social, infrastructural and hydrological dimensions are coupled. Using Bengaluru City in India, the collaborative research (drawing expert knowledge from India and Sweden) demonstrated how fine-resolution data can inform model-based estimates of urban groundwater budgets beyond the regional or national context.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Urban water balance analysis. Collaboration between Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Management and Stockholm Environment Institute. (Krishnachandran Balakrishnan) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-authored research paper in Urban Water Journal titled "A model-based estimate of the groundwater budget and associated uncertainties in Bengaluru, India" in 2020
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration let to a co-authored research paper
Impact Understanding the water metabolism of developing country cities is challenging because of insufficient knowledge of how social, infrastructural and hydrological dimensions are coupled. Using Bengaluru City in India, the collaborative research (drawing expert knowledge from India and Sweden) demonstrated how fine-resolution data can inform model-based estimates of urban groundwater budgets beyond the regional or national context.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Urban water balance analysis. Collaboration between Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Management and Stockholm Environment Institute. (Krishnachandran Balakrishnan) 
Organisation Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-authored research paper in Urban Water Journal titled "A model-based estimate of the groundwater budget and associated uncertainties in Bengaluru, India" in 2020
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration let to a co-authored research paper
Impact Understanding the water metabolism of developing country cities is challenging because of insufficient knowledge of how social, infrastructural and hydrological dimensions are coupled. Using Bengaluru City in India, the collaborative research (drawing expert knowledge from India and Sweden) demonstrated how fine-resolution data can inform model-based estimates of urban groundwater budgets beyond the regional or national context.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Work to the AESOP Conference, in Bristol from 7-11 July 
Organisation EAFIT University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Review of the work we are doing in Cali with Lina Martinez, and plans for Andy Hong visit to Cali the following week. We agree on submitting the work to the AESOP Conference which will be taking place in Bristol from 7-11 July.
Collaborator Contribution We agree on submitting the work to the AESOP Conference which will be taking place in Bristol from 7-11 July.
Impact Multi-disciplinary collaboration: economics, geography, mathematics. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjReuDlRXFlKlKiWJHaUQIQ
Start Year 2019
 
Description Work to the AESOP Conference, in Bristol from 7-11 July 
Organisation RISE
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Review of the work we are doing in Cali with Lina Martinez, and plans for Andy Hong visit to Cali the following week. We agree on submitting the work to the AESOP Conference which will be taking place in Bristol from 7-11 July.
Collaborator Contribution We agree on submitting the work to the AESOP Conference which will be taking place in Bristol from 7-11 July.
Impact Multi-disciplinary collaboration: economics, geography, mathematics. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjReuDlRXFlKlKiWJHaUQIQ
Start Year 2019
 
Title Software in Python 3.x to predict the spatiotemporal aqueduct and sewage demands of any territory 
Description Software in Python 3.x to predict the spatiotemporal aqueduct and sewage demands of any territory. The software was adjusted to Colombian municipalities as part of a consultancy with EPM (one of the largest utility companies in Colombia). 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact TBC 
 
Description "Urban informality & inequality - a call for global climate justice" COP26 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The two key questions addressed in this session highlighted the view of participants, as far as possible bringing in your experience of working with policy, marginalised communities and research, about:
1. How should we strengthen climate change action to achieve climate justice by taking account of urban informality and inequality, alongside climate change vulnerability? (1a) What should the priorities for action be at the local level?
2. How can we strengthen equitable partnership between policy makers, researchers and marginalised communities to achieve climate justice?

The event, organised by the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), in partnership with Cities Alliance and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will bring together international speakers and audience members from local and city governments; central governments; research communities; and civil society to discuss climate justice and the importance of taking account of the cumulative risks created by conditions of urban informality, inequality and climate vulnerability in developing effective responses to climate change. We will identify priorities for action and the role that researchers, civil society actors, city governments and policy makers can play in strengthening local action for sustainable climate justice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz5XiNVl-ig
 
Description 17th International Conference on Urban Health on 'Transforming our Collective Urban Future: Learning from COVID-19' held virtually from 6 to 8 July 2021 (Aromar Ravi) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Aromar Revi spoke at the opening plenary of the 17th International Conference on Urban Health on 'Transforming our Collective Urban Future: Learning from COVID-19' held virtually from 6 to 8 July 2021
Plenary Session 1: Urban health inequities

Urban health inequities have been both illuminated and exacerbated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. These inequities disproportionately impact vulnerable populations including migrants, ethnic and racial minorities, poor people, and people living in informal settlements, often with limited access to basic services, and those lacking food, labor and/or social protections. The need to address the social determinants of health, including structural inequities and systemic racism in cities, has never been more urgent or apparent. Effective responses must incorporate community participation, intersectoral action, and inclusive governance. Plenary speakers explored the impacts of urban health inequities, identify underlying causes, and point to effective policies, strategies and interventions to reduce these inequities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.isuhconference.org/conference-programme.asp
 
Description Case study of Beijing Shougang relocation and Tegang transformation. Presented by Rongxi Peng at the conference Advancing China's Urbanization inside out: Urban Redevelopments in Chinese Cities amidst Accelerated Urban Transition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented at the conference Advancing China's Urbanization inside out: Urban Redevelopments in Chinese Cities amidst Accelerated Urban Transition, at Wuhan University, China, September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Discussion of use of mobile phone data for investigating inequality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On December 20, 2019, I met with economists and country specialists from the Inter-American Development Bank to discuss a project I was working on. The project related to the use of mobile phone data to capture and better understanding socioeconomic inequality in Santiago, Chile.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description India China Institute's Advisory Board Inaugural Meeting, 14 April 2021. ICI's 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended the India China Institute's Advisory Board Inaugural Meeting, 14 April 2021. ICI's mission includes addressing issues of global concern through collaborative research and formation of transnational networks of scholars and practitioners based in India, China and elsewhere in the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.icsin.org/newsletter/show/ics-update-april-2021
 
Description Presentation titled: The Dilemma of (Re)presenting Occupation Practices in Cape Town, South Africa (Ngwenya N) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Virtual - RGS IBG, 3 September 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Semi-plenary talk: The Metropolis and Contemporary Life: The Times and Spaces of the Interdisciplinary in the Cities of Tomorrow at the European Sociological Association Biennial Conference: Europe and Beyond:Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact During the session, professor Keith made the point that the call for research that is interdisciplinary can at times both obscure the challenges and mask the opportunities of academic work across different disciplinary foundations, paradigms, ethical challenges and normative analysis of 21st century city life. In this talk, Michael Keith considers how emergent cities might reconfigure both the foundations of conventional professional expertise in city contexts and open up new ways of seeing, thinking and organising academic research and engaged practice in the contemporary city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.europeansociology.org/conferences/esa-conference-2019-manchester-uk
 
Description Turning to the skies for search and rescue during floods. Commentary by Pratyush Tripathy and Teja Malladi published in Mongabay 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In this commentary, scientists from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements have used freely available images from the satellite Sentinel-1, in combination with the open-source tool Google Earth Engine, to develop maps of the recent Assam and Bihar floods. Using this as an illustrative example, they call for using such technologies to aid search and rescue missions during disasters, an important element of disaster preparedness. The article was published 10 October 2019 in Mongabay.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://india.mongabay.com/2019/10/commentary-turning-to-the-skies-for-search-and-rescue-during-floo...
 
Description implement a satellite-based urban monitoring system in Medellin: 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion of alternatives to implement a satellite-based urban monitoring system in Medellin. We produced a document explaining the alternatives and we offered our expertise to advise and also to partner in the implementation of such a system in the city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description "Big Data for Sustainable Development" meeting at the MIT Media Lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I met with Emmanuel Letouze, an expert on using big data for studying urban problems, as well as other colleagues in the Datapop organization about data attainment and collaboration for a project on which I am working. We made plans for data access and steps forward. I also engaged with colleagues from Datapop and other international organizations about interest in my project idea (which was important to its current direction).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://datapopalliance.org/upcoming-workshop-at-mit-media-lab/
 
Description "Nakshe Kathe Exhibition. Becoming Bengaluru: Maps, Stories" - Neha Sami, Shriya Anand, Krishnachandran Balakrishnan, Pratyush Tripathy, Krishna Kumar K, Teja Malladi, Amogh Arakali, Prajna Beleyur, Aditi Dey and Tanvi Bhatikar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact As a part of the Urban ARC 2020 conference, Indian Institute of Human Settlements hosted an exhibition titled '"Nakshe-Kathe. Becoming Bengaluru: Maps and Stories". Drawing on PEAK Urban's research conducted in Bangalore the exhibition charted the journey of a city, from a small trading settlement to today's Bangalore. It examined the multiple and intersecting transitions that the city has undergone over the past 150 years, illustrating the changes in its lakes and water bodies, its economic and industrial transition and the expansion of the transport infrastructure. These transitions are layered over Bangalore's physical and spatial features and the city's terrain. The exhibition opened 16 January 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://iihs.co.in/research/conferences/urban-arc-2020/
 
Description "Regular or irregular": The dichotomy of migrants rights in Colombia. PEAK Urban blog post by Edwar Calderon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PEAK Urban blog post published 16 July 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.peak-urban.org/blog/regular-or-irregular-dichotomy-migrants-rights-colombia
 
Description 'The Emergent 21st Century Metropolis, new Urban Sciences and Adopting Technological Change', Pekin University, Geography and Environment Forum, December 7, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 100-120 undergraduate and postgraduate students attend to the session. The session sparked reflections on current international challenges. Professional practitioners engages with the discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.ues.pku.edu.cn/english/index.htm
 
Description 45th German Hypertension Congress 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination of research findings "Antihypertensiva und Krebs"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 6th National Urban Forum of UN Habitat held at EAFIT on 20 Aug 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event organised by UN Habitat, PEAK Urban and EAFIT, Nacional and Rosario universities. Representatives of the Mayor's Office of Medellín and Bogota entities participated in the forums, at which experts in housing stratification issues presented alternatives to optimise the allocation of subsidies for home public services.

One of the solutions presented at the meeting was to make classifications based on family situation rather than on housing location and size.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.eafit.edu.co/noticias/agenciadenoticias/2019/se-estan-entregando-bien-los-subsidios-en-co...
 
Description ACC blog series on PEAK Urban activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Unpacking SDG implementation in eThekwini - Sylvia Croese - 30 Apr 2019 - https://www.africancentreforcities.net/unpacking-sdg-implementation-ethekwini/
How data-ready are African governments to monitor SDG Progress? - Sylvia Croese - 22 May 2019 - https://www.africancentreforcities.net/data-ready-african-governments-monitor-sdg-progress/
Financing the SDGs in African cities? - Sylvia Croese, Liza Rose Cirolia - 20 Jun 2019 - https://www.africancentreforcities.net/financing-sdgs-african-cities/
The SDGs in South Africa: why transitions are always the hardest part - Sylvia Croese - 27 Aug 2019 - https://www.africancentreforcities.net/the-sdgs-in-south-africa-why-transitions-are-always-the-hardest-part/
SDG indicators for health outcomes in South Africa - 30 Sep 2019 - https://www.africancentreforcities.net/sdg-indicators-for-health-outcomes-in-south-africa/
Citizen-centric approaches to achieving the SDGs in Africa: reflections from practice - Sylvia Croese - 29 Oct 2019 - https://www.africancentreforcities.net/citizen-centric-approaches-to-achieving-the-sdgs-in-africa-reflections-from-practice/
A Systematised Review of the Health Impact of Urban Informal Settlements and Implications for Upgrading Interventions in South Africa, a Rapidly Urbanising Middle-Income Country - Amy Weimann - 7 Oct 2019 - https://www.africancentreforcities.net/a-systematised-review-of-the-health-impact-of-urban-informal-settlements-and-implications-for-upgrading-interventions-in-south-africa-a-rapidly-urbanising-middle-income-country/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.africancentreforcities.net/news/
 
Description Academic presentation about the study of mobility and a terrorist group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at the Complex Systems Society about the study of mobility patterns of a terrorist group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Aditi Dey publishes blog on Bangalore's IT sector in scroll.in 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Aditi Dey publishes blog on Bangalore's IT sector in scroll.in on 12 Oct 2019, presenting an analysis and mapping of the industrial history of Bangalore
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://scroll.in/article/938388/map-how-bangalores-it-sector-flowered-from-a-princely-state-diwans-...
 
Description Advancing Equity in Cities The Bedrock for Transformative Climate Action- COP26 event (Michael Keith) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Scientific assessments such as the IPCC Special Report on global warming of 1.5
degrees underscore how cities are on the frontline of climate impacts as well as key
actors in delivering on the Race to Zero and Race to Resilience. National governments,
mayors, local communities, and global city networks are leading with their actions,
making ambitious new commitments and investments. What is less well understood
and has remained hidden, particularly at past COPs, is the critical role of equity and
multi-stakeholder partnerships in driving transformative climate action and a rapid
shift to more successful and sustainable cities. New analysis and on-the-ground
projects in cities around the world led by WRI Ross Center and its collaborators such
as UK FCDO, Global Environment Facility, UN-Habitat, IIED, UKRI,
ICLEI, C40, SDI, WIEGO, WSUP, and more shows that urban action that prioritizes the
needs of the most vulnerable is central to unlocking climate progress.
The purpose of this high-level event is to galvanize broad-based support for a
forward-looking agenda to shape more equal cities via inclusive climate action
and COVID recovery, by convening a diverse set of stakeholders that may not
usually connect on this agenda. Our call to action is grounded in evidence on how cities
can advance ambitious climate action by improving the lives of the most vulnerable
people. Given the post-COVID economic recovery context, WRI Ross Center and its
partners aim to bring together a wide range of stakeholders for a 90-minute
event focused on equity and cities. We will rely heavily on a network of partners in the
UK and from around the world who work at the intersection of climate, cities, and equity.

We propose to conclude the event by sharing key findings and action areas from
our flagship World Resources Report, Towards a More Equal City, a 6-year
collaborative effort which will equip city leaders, along with national and regional
actors with solutions for creating more equitable, prosperous, and sustainable cities.
Accelerating action now is important because cities contribute 75 percent of global
energy-related emissions. By 2050, roughly two-thirds of people are expected to live in
urban areas, many in low-lying coastal zones that are especially vulnerable to flooding.
Additionally, more than 1.2 billion city dwellers, or 1 in 3, are under-served, lacking
access to one or more core urban services, including safe housing, water, sanitation,
energy, and transportation. In low-income countries, this number rises to 2 in 3 urban
dwellers, of which many rely on costly and often poor-quality informal solutions that
exacerbate inequalities and pollute the environment, yet they are the only option
available. Compounding these issues is the COVID-19 pandemic,
which has exposed shocking inequalities in cities. To tackle climate change,
address inequality, and build back stronger and more resilient economies, cities must
design and implement climate actions with the needs of the most vulnerable groups
front and center
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.wri.org/events/2021/11/advancing-equity-cities-bedrock-transformative-climate-action
 
Description Advice on urban employment policies - EAFIT-RISE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Advice on urban employment policies to Mr. Sergio Fajardo, forthcoming candidate to President of Colombia, 2022-2026,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Ahora se puede predecir el crecimiento urbano de las ciudades. Opinion piece in El Tiempo newspaper (online) by Juan C. Duque 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Opinion piece at the El Tiempo newspaper website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eltiempo.com/colombia/medellin/innovacion-paisa-permite-predecir-el-crecimiento-urbano-d...
 
Description Alan Turing Institute Policy Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Cosmina Dorobantu, Deputy Programme leader from the Alan Turing Institute Policy Programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Amy Weimann - 15th International Conference on Urban Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 15th International Conference on Urban Health, 27-30 November 2018, Kampala, Uganda. The theme for ICUH 2018 is Managing Urbanisation for Health: A Priority for All Nations.

The SDGs and the New Urban Agenda have set a monumental task ahead for the world, with a first-ever focus on the challenges and opportunities associated with large and developing cities, and how best to manage the rapid urbanisation occurring in all regions of the world.

Amy Weimann (University of Cape Town) presented on The health impact of urban informal settlements upgrading interventions: A South Africa case study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.uclg.org/en/media/events/15th-international-conference-urban-health
 
Description Amy Weimann - Sustainable African Cities Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Amy Weimann (ACC, University of Cape Town) presented on Healthy Housing Policy: The Role of Housing in Health Creation at the Sustainable African Cities conference, 3-6 July 2018, Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Accra, Ghana
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://globalyoungacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Sustainable-African-Cities_agenda-final.pd...
 
Description Amy Weimann presentation at Urban ARC 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Amy Weimann, University of Cape Town, Dajun Dai, Georgia State University and Tolu Oni, University of Cambridge presented on 'A cross-sectional and spatial analysis of the prevalence of multimorbidity and its association with socioeconomic disadvantage in South Africa: A comparison between 2008 and 2012' in Panel 7: Global perspectives on urban transformations at the IIHS Urban Annual Research Conference in Bangalore India on 11 January 2019. The purpose of the activity was to develop plans for future collaborative research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://iihs.co.in/research/conferences/urban-arc-2019/
 
Description Amy Weimann presentation on 'Intersectoral Action for NCD Prevention' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Amy Weimann, Noxolo Kabane and Daline Momo presented on 'Intersectoral Action for NCD Prevention: Challenges and Opportunities in Cape Town, South Africa and Douala, Cameroon' at a Webinar: Making the 'Urban' Better: Planetary health conversations on building healthy sustainable cities in the era of COVID-19 and beyond. hosted by Wolfson College, Cambridge on 14 September 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.wolfson.cam.ac.uk/about/events/wolfson-college-interdisciplinary-research-hub-global-hea...
 
Description Amy Weimann presentation on Intersectoral policy approaches to healthy cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Amy Weimann gave a presentation on 'Intersectoral policy approaches to healthy cities: Addressing health through the built environment' at a School of Public Health and Family Medicine Noon Meeting Seminar at the University of Cape Town on 5 November 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description An open-source method for generating building height data from satellite stereo imagery. Paper presented by Pratyush Tripathy and Krishnachandran Balakrishnan at the Living Planet Symposium 2019, Milan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The ESA Living Planet Symposium took place between 13 to 17 May 2019 in Milan, Italy. The event focused on how Earth Observation contributes to science and society, and how disruptive technologies and actors are changing the traditional Earth Observation landscape. Pratyush Tripathy and Krishnachandran Balakrishnan presented the workings of their COINS - Continuity in Street Networks - algorithm.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andrew Tucker and Neil R Hassan - Freespace at Zeitz MOCCA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel discussion: Urban Space: Sexual Health and Desire
Date: Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (Ticketed event)
Venue: Scheryn Collection Arena, level 0, Zeitz MOCAA
About: This session explores how we can come to understand the important interface between the urban environment and the health needs of LGBT groups.

The notion of public space will be in the spotlight as a public discussion unfolds around an event programme of talks, debate and performance, hosted at Zeitz MOCAA and V&A Waterfront's Silo District.

#FREESPACE will offer a South African and international audience the opportunity to discuss and engage with the concept of space as a resource and space as a binding medium between people; from a cultural, architectural, urban and personal perspective.

The public events are free to attend but online pre-booking is required. The programme takes place at the Zeitz MOCAA and V&A Silo District on weekends and during early evenings in the week.

FREESPACE is a project of INSTINCT, undertaken for V&A Waterfront, in partnership with Zeitz MOCAA and the African Centre for Cities at UCT, with additional support of various donors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://zeitzmocaa.museum/exhibition/intervention/freespace/
 
Description Andy Hong held Greenspace Hack Stakeholder Workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact First Greenspace Hack Stakeholder Workshop on 24 Sep 2019 involved 15 participants, including community members, policy makers and academic researchers. The purpose of the meeting was to solicit community feedback and capacity building, with the aim of progressing the organiser's project. The second Greenspace Hack Expert workshop tood place on 24, Oct 2019 and involved 8 academic researchers. The purpose of the meeting was expert knowledge exchange Impacts: Led to a development of a new grant proposal which was later funded.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://pitch-in.ac.uk/projects/greenspace-hack/
 
Description Andy Hong participated in an Oxford event - Building Healthier Cities: Reducing Air Pollution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Andy Hong participated in a panel discussion about air pollution and health in cities at an event organised by Oxford's Nature, Health and the Built Environment (NHBE) Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/events/building-healthier-cities-reducing-air-pollution
 
Description Andy Hong publishes article on car-free cities in Thomson Reuters Foundation News 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Hong publishes article on car-free cities in Thomson Reuters Foundation News on 20 Sep 2019 entitled "What can London learn from car-free cities around the world?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://news.trust.org/item/20190920100921-ou5qd
 
Description Andy Hong research cited in eldiario.es 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Hong research cited in eldiario.es on 23 Jan 2020 - 'El alcalde de Gante tuvo que ponerse chaleco antibalas por restringir el tráfico, ahora Birmingham copia su exitoso modelo.'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eldiario.es/ballenablanca/365_dias/alcalde-Gante-antibalas-restringir-Birmingham_0_98795...
 
Description Andy Hong spoke at International Car Free Day London Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Hong presented on 'Prevention is better than cure:' assessing the public health implications of urban land use decisions' at the International Car Free Day London Summit on 20 Sep 2019 organised by London Car Free Day Group & UCL Bartlett School of Planning. Types of participants included urban planners, real-estate developers. The goal of the event was to influence more London boroughs to take the Car Free Day Pledge and to influence the City of London to implement the low emission zone pilot scheme on Beech Street
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/planning/events/2019/sep/international-car-free-day-london-summit
 
Description Aromar Revi at SDSN Presidents of Universities Dialogue, 1 December 2021- 'The role of academia in achieving the SDGs and Paris Agreement' and in a session on 'Climate Change and Research'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On December 1, 2021, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) held a meeting for University Presidents from the Asia-Pacific region.

The meeting brought together University Presidents, and the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of Indonesia, along with regional experts, SDSN Network Chairs, Managers, and members of the SDSN Leadership Council, to discuss how universities can align with the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement and engage with local governments and communities.

Throughout the closed-door meeting, which welcomed 135 participants, including the Presidents of 98 Universities from 31 different countries, speakers and participants emphasized the importance of making universities global leaders in achieving the 17 SDGs.

Jeffrey Sachs, President of SDSN, opened the session by highlighting the opportunity presented by this meeting to connect efforts across universities in the Asia-Pacific region. He also reminded participants of the importance of responding to impending challenges with the best knowledge, holistic approaches, cutting-edge research and multi-stakeholder partnerships involving government and universities.

Indonesia's Minister Nadiem Makarim, in his opening remarks, raised the importance of having a unified strategy for education given the many interdependencies between education and technological innovation. He also stressed how a whole new approach to education would enable the actual discipline-focused system to become more problem-focused, involving all sectors and disciplines in addressing the challenges faced by the country.

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, proposed that the meeting be considered a unique opportunity to explore how university networks can strengthen collaboration between policymakers and the scientific and technological communities working across the SDGs. She expressed hope that the meeting will generate discussions on the research that is needed for climate action and on the types of partnerships needed to better promote innovation and solutions to meet the 2030 Agenda.

These opening remarks were followed by a Panel with Vice Chancellor of Monash University, Margaret Gardner; Dean of the Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University, Dr. Lan Xue; CEO of Sunway Education Group, Prof. Elizabeth Lee, President of the University of Tokyo, Dr. Teruo Fujii; Director of Trade Investment and Innovation Division, (ESCAP), Professor Rupa Chanda; and Director of the Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Aromar Revi.
The meeting then moved to three breakout sessions moderated by SDSN Network Chairs:

Session 1, chaired by Professor John Thwaites, Chair, SDSN Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, focused on the role of universities in education for the SDGs, with a particular focus on how universities can better implement SDG 4.7,
Session 2, chaired by Professor Woo Wing Thye, Vice-President, SDSN Asia, focused on climate change and research programs, and
Session 3, chaired by Ms. Cherie Nursalim, Chair, SDSN Southeast Asia, focused on universities and businesses for innovation.
Key takeaways:

One of the overarching themes of the meeting focused on 'Problem-solving' education, as opposed to the traditional discipline-focused education, as a response to solve complex societal problems. Other highlights from the event include:

The key role played by digital technologies, not only as a classroom tool but for making education accessible and affordable to the wider population;
The importance of developing an SDG-focused research agenda, for example with expanded foresight research;
The need for quantitative and qualitative research that anticipates future challenges;
The role of universities working with businesses to align and innovate around the SDGs;
The need for universities to nurture and shape their significant relationships with cities. This is particularly important as cities have been at the forefront of SDG implementation strategies;
The important role of universities in making connections between advances in knowledge at the local, national global levels with primary and secondary education, public education and continuing education;
The importance of enhancing the role and participation of universities in two major upcoming events: (i) Global Summit on Reimagining Education in September 2022 and (ii) G20 Summit in Bali in October 2022 (and ministerial events throughout the year).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.unsdsn.org/galvanizing-university-sector-support-to-the-un-s-decade-of-action
 
Description Aromar Revi attended the Session on 'Urban Informality and Inequality', 2 November 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The session brought together speakers from local and city governments; central governments; academic institutions; and civil society to discuss climate justice. He discussed the importance of responding to the cumulative and compounding risks of urban informality, inequality and climate vulnerability by developing effective responses to climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.clgf.org.uk/default/assets/File/COP26_Report.pdf
 
Description Article in mass media about anti-vaccine views 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A printed and an online article about anti-vaccination views related to the covid-19 pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nexos.com.mx/?p=50942
 
Description Article in mass media about covid-19 in different countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A mass-media article about covid-19 fatalities compared between different regions and countries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://datos.nexos.com.mx/?p=1950
 
Description Article in mass media about vaccination strategies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mass media article about vaccination strategies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://datos.nexos.com.mx/?p=1867
 
Description Attended The International Summit on the SDGs, 13 to 15 September 2021 - part of a panel on 'A Nexus Approach - Connecting the SDGs' (Aromar Ravi) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended The International Summit on the SDGs, 13 to 15 September 2021 and was part of a panel on 'A Nexus Approach - Connecting the SDGs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.sdgsafricasummit.uct.ac.za/sas/day-3
 
Description Blog on city drains, environment, and urban margins in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog on city drains, environment, and urban margins in India. It suggests that an understanding of environmental issues within contemporary city-making requires a critical engagement with the complexities of interrelated vulnerabilities in the city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.peak-urban.org/blog/city-drains-environment-and-emergent-margins-india
 
Description Blog on intricate impacts of the pandemic in informal settlements in Delhi, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog exploring intricate impacts of the pandemic on mobile livelihoods in squatter settlements in Delhi, India. Focuses on long term effects of the lockdown on the urban poor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.peak-urban.org/blog/it-debt-which-kills-person-mobile-livelihoods-and-long-lockdowns-del...
 
Description Blog on mobile livelihoods in informal settlements India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Focuses on the long term effects of the lockdown on the urban poor in India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/blog/mobile-livelihoods-in-delhi/
 
Description Blog on the impact of Covid 19 on African Migrants in Delhi, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I wrote a blog on the impact of Covid 19 on African migrants in Delhi, highlighting the disruptive impact of the lockdown imposed in India on such migrants vis a vis their access to informal banking systems and precarious conditions of immobility. The blog was published on the 'The Coronavirus and Mobility Forum' hosted by the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford and the PEAK Urban website. Following its publication, I received email inquiries for further information from interested audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.peak-urban.org/blog/locked-down-and-locked-covid-19-and-african-migrants-india
 
Description Building Healthier Cities: Reducing Urban Air Pollution 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Andy Hong gave a talk on urban air quality management as part of the panel entitled, "Building Healthier Cities: Reducing Urban Air Pollution". The event was hosted by Nature, Health and Built Environment (NHBE), an interdisciplinary graduate student-led group (Cambridge, Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Stanford, Yale) interested in the interaction between nature and health, particularly in built environments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/2068198629968294/
 
Description Built Environment Exchange PEAK/Oxford Brookes, 11 March 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The objective of the activity was to create an opportunity for researchers from the OMS Informal Cities and PEAK Urban Programmes at Oxford University to get to know relevant research in the urban space being conducted by experts from the Built Environment disciplines of Oxford Brookes University and vice-versa. During the initial hour of the event lead researchers from each institution (8 in total) presented the work being done by themselves and their teams. During the second hour there was a poster session where the participants of the activity (26) could discuss their work and opportunities for collaboration both currently and in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Built environment and public health: Assessing urban green space provision inequalities in Colombian cities. Presented by Jorge E. Patino at the International Conference of Urban Health 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented at the International Conference of Urban Health, 7 July 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description COP26 Resilience Hub: Community Voices Shape Resilience Enhancing Infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Community voices shape resilience enhancing infrastructure

Imagine an urban world where decisions are made through predictions of the future based on carefully modelled data. If you could predict future urban form change, for example, you could plan for the right mix of basic services, housing, and green space. Wrong. PEAK Urban findings and WRI's World Resources Report highlight that cities are complex systems of systems. They cannot be planned for through the sciences of (P)rediction alone. Our session explores urban (E)mergence from the interactions of city systems and the context-specific (A)doption of new technologies, alongside the valuing of a range of ways of (K)nowing or perspectives as essential.

Hosted by:
PEAK Urban and Oxford Martin Informal Cities, University of Oxford, World Resources Institute (WRI), Climate Sense
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfhhOS0PS30
 
Description COVID-19 research/policy workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I organised a 2-day (Feburary 5 and 12, 2021) virtual policy workshop (Lockdown Polic in Latin America: What have we learned") featuring 9 contributing talks from both international institutions and academic institutions, culminating in a discussion with the OECD and IADB about COVID-19 and economic policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.peak-urban.org/events/lockdown-policy-latin-america-what-have-we-learned
 
Description COVID-19: how population movement challenges public health. Blog post by Tao Liu, Qiujie Shi and Yunxia Zhuo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tao Liu, Qiujie Shi and Yunxia Zhuo published a blog post on the relationship between internal migration and the spread of COVID-19 in China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.peak-urban.org/blog/covid-19-how-population-movement-challenges-public-health
 
Description Cabot Institute Annual Lecture 2019: Can we thrive as an urban species? (Sue Parnell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 17 October 2019, 6.00 PM - 17 October 2019, 7.30 PM
The Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol
We are becoming an urban species. Around the world, more people now live in towns and cities than rural areas, and this historic shift in human settlement patterns is projected to continue through this century. How did this happen? What does it mean for our relationship to the natural world? Can we thrive as an urban species?

Urban living is associated with prosperity, diversity and innovation. But it is also associated with congestion, inequality, social conflict and environmental degradation. If we are to thrive as an urban species we must nurture learning that helps us find ways to balance the often conflicting goals of expanding opportunity, addressing divisive inequalities and radically reducing our impact on the ecosystems that support life on our planet.

This lecture addresses these issues through a series of short talks followed by a public discussion. Bringing together the latest findings by Bristol's leading researchers on cities and the environment, speakers include:

Sean Fox (Senior Lecturer in Global Development and City Futures Theme Lead) on how we became an urban species
Susan Parnell (Professor of Human Geography) on what it means to be an urban species
Helen Manchester (Reader in Digital Inequalities and Urban Futures) on how we can learn to thrive as an urban species
Andrew Kelly (Director, Festival of Ideas and Festival of the Future City) will Chair the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bristol.ac.uk/cabot/events/2019/annual-lecture.html
 
Description ChengHe Guan was interviewed on Shanghai Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact ChengHe Guan was interviewed on Shanghai Live in a dialogue with the host of the Shanghai TV International Channel, talking about mega city urban designing, cultural infrastructure such as libraries, and community layout at the Shanghai Media Group (SMG). October 10, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.kankanews.com/a/2019-10-18/0019028095.shtml
 
Description ChengHe Guan was mentioned in an article in Zhejiang News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ChengHe Guan was mentioned in an article about The first Yangtze River Delta International Urban Innovation Forum in Zhejiang News on 30 December 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.zjsr.com/ck/202012/t20201230_316012.shtml
 
Description Chenghe Guan presented his research 'Cellular Automata urban growth modeling' on an Urban Research Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Chenghe Guan presented his research 'Cellular Automata urban growth modeling' on an Urban Research Seminar organised by NYU Wagner in March 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wagner.nyu.edu/community/events/urban-research-seminar-2020-03-11
 
Description Chenghe Guan presented on "Spatial distribution of high-rise buildings and its relationship to public transit development" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Chenghe Guan presented on "Spatial distribution of high-rise buildings and its relationship to public transit development" at a Travel & land impacts of transit seminar organized by Peking University Shenzhen Campus in August 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Chenghe Guan presented on "The Application of Big Data and AI in Urban Studies" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Chenghe Guan presented on "The Application of Big Data and AI in Urban Studies" at the Institute of China Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Science in August 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Chenghe Guan presented on 'Developing a balanced network of cities: Simulate the transformation of the Marmara Urban Region using the SLEUTH Cellular Automata model' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chenghe Guan presented on 'Developing a balanced network of cities: Simulate the transformation of the Marmara Urban Region using the SLEUTH Cellular Automata model' at the 14th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference (Online) in December 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Chenghe Guan was a guest speaker at a round table on "Urban Informatics" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chenghe Guan was a guest speaker at a round table on "Urban Informatics" organised by the International Association for China Planning in January 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Chenghe's research was included in a Covid research news item on the NYU Shanghai website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The research focusses on examining COVID-19 transmission in mega cities in the US and China using Machine Learning Algorithms and sentiment analysis to examine and predict the spread of COVID-19 in multiple high-risks cities around the world. April, 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://shanghai.nyu.edu/faculty-research-COVID19
 
Description China's changing population distribution and influencing factors: insights from the 2020 census data. Presented by Tao Liu and Qiujie Shi during the 2021 Annual Meeting of Population Geography in China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The 2021 Annual Meeting of Population Geography in China took place in Shanghai, October 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Chinese Social Sciences Today cites research by Tao Liu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article promoting high-quality development in urban construction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cssn.cn/shx/shx_cxyj/201808/t20180803_4523667.shtml?COLLCC=1909569981&
 
Description Cities and the Anthropocene. A Mediterranean Perspective, Public Panel Discussion, July 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The objective of this expert roundtable was to explore the key challenges facing cities at a time of profound change to urban metabolism driven by the realities of the Anthropocene. Austerity measures, growing inequalities, atmospheric degradation, climate change and the pressures of migration have - on their own and in combination with other factors - given rise to significant policy challenges in the Mediterranean and elsewhere, which urgently necessitate innovative ways of thinking if adverse impacts are to be effectively overcome. This roundtable discussion looked at ways to put forward new language and policy approaches geared towards addressing critical tensions in the urban condition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cccb.org/en/participants/file/michael-keith/231808
 
Description City Futures, ACC (Sue Parnell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Cities Support Programme (CSP) is an initiative of the South African National Treasury to provide support to the country's eight metros. In this video CSP Phase 1 team members and stakeholders discuss the South African urban challenge and the role of CSP in trying to meet this challenge in new and innovative ways.

The video is part of a larger project of coproduction between CSP and ACC which also resulted in a book 'Supporting City Futures: The Cities Support Programme and the Urban Challenge in South Africa' by James Duminy and Susan Parnell.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRzsOXuuL9o
 
Description Climate & Health Forum (Michael Keith) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The focus of these forums was to build up inclusive and diverse interdisciplinary teams within the University of Oxford to respond to this challenge, and to crucially work in partnership with our networks of external organisations. As a result, the University of Oxford launched the Climate and Health Pump Priming Fund, to enable groups of researchers to explore potential projects and collaborations.
Research questions around climate and health cut across traditional subject boundaries. While some University of Oxford researchers with interests working on climate and health cluster broadly into thematic areas, there are many cross-cutting aspects, such as ethics, policy, economics, inequality, justice and methodology. These forums identified key areas of strength and future work, facilitating novel collaborations and strengthening existing ones.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.climate.ox.ac.uk/research/health-climate/#toggle-id-5
 
Description Co-authored blog on understanding city's planning and environmental challenges by focusing on social lives of drains and plastics. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact What Delhi's Drains and Plastics teach us about informality and resilience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.research.ox.ac.uk/article/2021-11-08-what-delhi-s-drains-and-plastics-teach-us-about-inf...
 
Description Comparing Migrants' Intentions of Settlement and Hukou Transfer in the Pearl River Delta. Presented by Sichuang Chen at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Population Geography in China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Population Geography in China, Beijing, China, June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Conference presentation at Networks 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Contributed virtual presentation at Networks 2021 (May 2021) covering findings from the paper "COVID-19 policy analysis: labour structure dictates lockdown mobility behaviour"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Construction of regional traffic management system to promote the "14th Five-Year" high quality development. Blog post by Pengjun Zhao 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pengjun Zhao and his team presented a policy consultation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://finance.ifeng.com/c/7x5Db3vNuvQ
 
Description Consultancy results: software Newton, case study municipality of Rionegro- EAFIT/RISE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presenting the consultancy results of running the software Newton that we develop as part of the consultancy for EPM, using the municipality of Rionegro as a case study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.epm.com.co/site/
 
Description December 2021 - Global CardioVascular Clinical Trialists Forum - Title: "Shall we move away from recommendations based on threshold and/or floor/targets BP values?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated discussion and increased interest in Blood Pressure management strategies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Detecting informal settlements and deforestation in Medellín using remote sensing: EAFIT/RISE -CATAPULT UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact First conversation to evaluate a possible collaboration in a project that aims to detect informal settlements and deforestation in Medellín using remote sensing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Developed symposium for the 25th Congress for the World Association for Sexual Health titles "QUeer(y)ing African spaces and places: Creating urban communities of faith for health and healing", 9-12 September 2021 - Neil Hassan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presenters: Neil Hassan (ACC), Roche Kester (Office of the Premier), Maungo Dolo-Matyobeni (Triangle Project), Gety Myeni (Institute of Health Programs and Systems).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://was2021.org/congress-scientific-committee
 
Description Dinero Magazine reivews Eduardo Lora's book Economia Esencial de Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Economia Esencial de Colombia reviewed in Dinero Magazine, which notes that in his book, Eduardo Lora explains what you need to know to understand the economic circumstances in the country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dinero.com/management/articulo/economia-para-todos/272621
 
Description Discussion of mobile phone data usage to inform COVID-19 policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I presented work (June 1, 2020) encompassed regarding analysis of mobility patterns relevant to COVID-19 (from the briefing https://www.peak-urban.org/publications/commute-and-mobility-patterns-evidenced-telecommunications-data-can-inform-reopening) to country experts and economists/health specialists from the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as our collaborators at MIT Media Lab. The senior health and social protection specialist in particular made suggestions that helped guide our work and suggested governmental policy contacts who might be interested in our study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Discussion of work related to Colombian lockdown policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I presented work related to lockdown policy in Colombian municipalities to a small group of economists and policymakers from the Colombian national bank and Inter-American Development Bank (Sept 18, 2020). Participants gave feedback about the work and presented suggestions and possible areas of future work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Disjunct Realities: Imaginaries of Mega-Infrastructure Projects. WSA Research Lecture Series talk by Neha Sami, Cardiff University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on Indian national government's imaginaries, development and building of new infrastructure, since the late 1990s, especially focusing on urban regions, at the RWSA Research Lecture Series, Cardiff University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Disjunct realities: The imaginaries of mega-infrastructure projects. Presented by Neha Sami and Shriya Anand at RC21, Antwerp (online) 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on Indian national government's imaginaries, development and building of new infrastructure, since the late 1990s, especially focusing on urban regions, at RC21 Conference, organised by University of Antwerp, but online due to the pandemic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://iihs.co.in/knowledge-gateway/disjunct-realities-the-imaginaries-of-mega-infrastructure-proje...
 
Description Divya Ravindranath co-authors article on the impacts of the COVID-19 Lockdown on Migrant Workers' Children in the Wire India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Divya Ravindranath co-authors article 'Understanding the Implications of the COVID-19 Lockdown on Migrant Workers' Children' published in the Wire India on 5 May 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://thewire.in/rights/covid-19-lockdown-migrant-workers-children-implications
 
Description Drugs.com cites research by Yajie Zhu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Drugs.com cites research by Yajie Zhu in his article "Global Prevalence of Hypertension in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis" published in Jama Pediatrics on 7 Oct 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.drugs.com/news/global-prevalence-pediatric-hypertension-4-percent-85773.html
 
Description Duration of residence at destination among China's internal migrants: Group differences and spatial variations. Blog post by Tao Liu, Rongxi Peng and Guangzhong Cao 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tao Liu, Rongxi Peng and Guangzhong Cao's research was cited on Wechat official account of Human Geography. The blog post briefly introduced the major findings from their published paper in the Journal of Human Geography. It broadened the influences of research of Peking University and PEAK Urban
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/qCHPbFvoZ-GOKUPwENkGEg
 
Description EAFIT hold meeting with the Planning Department at Medellin City Hall 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The RiSE group at EAFIT (Juan Carlos Duque, Jorge Patiño, and Jairo Alejandro Gómez) held a meeting with the Planning Department at Medellin City Hall on 14 Feb 2020 to discuss alternatives to implementing a satellite-based urban monitoring system in Medellin. They produced a document explaining the alternatives and offering expertise to advise and also to partner in the implementation of such a system in the city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description EAFIT hold series of meetings with the public utility company of Medellín (Empresas Públicas de Medellín - EPM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RiSE Group at EAFIT (Juan Carlos Duque, Jairo Alejandro Gómez, and Jorge Patiño) organised meeting with the public utility company of Medellín to discuss the use of the urban growth model that is being developed as part of the PEAK Urban Project to forecast the water demand in several municipalities of Colombia for EPM. Outcomes or impacts that have arisen from it: Signed consultancy contract with EPM. Project: Spatio-temporal forecast of the acueduct and sewage demand ("Pronóstico espacio-temporal de la demanda de acueducto y alcantarillado"). The consultancy started on 2 March 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description EAFIT meeting with UN-Habitiat 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EAFIT participated in an Expert Group Meeting: Re-assessing socioeconomic stratification in Colombia and its impact on Colombian cities development. EAFIT researchers Mauricio Quiñones-Domínguez and Juan Carlos Duque participated in a Panel Discussion on Socioeconomic Stratification and Economic Models. The event was hosted by UN-HABITAT and Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and participants included: National Development Plan Coordinator, National Statistical Department (DANE), Director of the Center for Economics and Development Unvi. Nacional, Former Colombian Minister, Chair in Economics at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, the Director of Institutional Relations Veolia, Former Public Services Superintendent and Former President of Colombia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.eafit.edu.co/noticias/agenciadenoticias/2018/se-crean-propuestas-para-buscar-una-mejor-es...
 
Description ESC Congress 2021, The Digital Experience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release resulting in further requests for information and dissemination of research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ESRC Urban Transformations Programme International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Kazem Rahimi attended the ESRC Urban Transformations Programme International Conference as invited presenter and panellist on the theme:"Health & Safety" The aim of the conference was to gather most prominent international urban researchers to share their work and help outline new methodologies, discourse and priorities for studying cities across time and space.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Economic mobility and internal migration in Colombia- EAFIT-RiSE, OX 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Using panel data for workers who change jobs, several effects of inter-city migration are estimated by comparing workers in similar circumstances who move to a new city with those who stay in the same city. On average, migrants get temporary income increases but their wages become more volatile. However, income effects are very heterogenous, with low-wage workers and those formerly employed in small firms making larger and more sustained gains. The propensity to migrate by groups of sex, age, wage level, initial firm size and size of city of origin is significantly correlated with the returns to migration, but not with the earning risks that migration entails.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Eduardo Lora publishes article in Dinero 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Eduardo Lora publishes article on 'The labor strength of a city is in its large companies' in Dinero on 15 October 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.semana.com/opinion/columnistas/articulo/la-fortaleza-laboral-de-una-ciudad-esta-en-sus-e...
 
Description Eduardo Lora publishes opinion article in Dinero Magazine on 25 July 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Eduardo Lora publishes opinion article in Dinero Magazine on 25 July 2019 on 23 capital cities with the most job opportunities for young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dinero.com/opinion/columnistas/articulo/las-ciudades-con-mas-posibilidades-laborales-par...
 
Description Eduardo Lora publishes opinion article in Dinero Magazine on 30 May 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Eduardo Lora publishes opinion article in Dinero Magazine on 30 May 2019 on individual savings as the basis of the pension system: the arguments for and against.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dinero.com/opinion/columnistas/articulo/el-ahorro-individual-como-base-del-sistema-de-pe...
 
Description Eduardo Lora publishes opinion article in Dinero Magazine on 4 April 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Eduardo Lora publishes opinion article in Dinero Magazine on 4 April 2019 on full employment and decent work for all: a utopia necessary to guide the policies of the country and cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dinero.com/edicion-impresa/opinion/articulo/empleo-pleno-y-trabajo-decente-para-todos-po...
 
Description Eduardo Lora publishes opinion article in Dinero Magazine on 6 Feb 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Eduardo Lora publishes opinion article in Dinero Magazine on 6 Feb 2020 on migration between cities within Colombia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dinero.com/opinion/columnistas/articulo/los-que-se-van-a-vivir-a-otra-ciudad-del-pais-po...
 
Description Eduardo Lora publishes opinion article in Dinero Magazine on 7 Mar 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Eduardo Lora publishes opinion article in Dinero Magazine on 7 Mar 2019 on how subsidies and import protection contribute to the backwardness of agriculture at the expense of taxpayers and consumers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dinero.com/edicion-impresa/opinion/articulo/el-fracaso-agricola-por-eduardo-lora/267881
 
Description Edwar Calderon assisted in organisation and development of international Right to the City working sessions in Medellín 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 4-6 April 2019 Edwar collaborated with the Corporacion Region in the organisation and logistics for the development of the international Right to the City working sessions in Medellín.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.region.org.co/index.php/enterate/item/372-jornadas-por-el-derecho-a-la-ciudad-y-al-terri...
 
Description Edwar Calderon delivered class during EAFIT 'Outdoor classroom' event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Edwar Calderon delivered class at EAFIT 'Outdoor classroom' event ("Clase afuera" community programme) in Medellin, Colombia on 23 Jul 2019. He delivered a public open class on spatial justice to a group of 30 people from the community of Moravia which is a very deprived neighbourhood in the city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Edwar Calderon is participating in a multisectorial group Medellín Pa' Dónde Vamos 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Since Aug 2018, Edwar Calderon has been participating in a multisectorial group Medellín Pa' Dónde Vamos which is an alliance of social, academic, guilds and institutions. This group's goal is to build, based on knowledge exchange, praxis and interests, a dialogue towards a collective future of the city-region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020
URL http://padondevamos.co/index.php
 
Description Edwar Calderón, Juan Duque and Jorge Patino participated in a Facebook Live interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Edwar Calderón, Juan Duque and Jorge Patino participated in a Facebook Live interview talking about the The urban footprint of rural displacement in Medellin on 22 October 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1247885715604639
 
Description El Eafitense magazine features Edwar Calderon's work with communities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Feb 2019 El Eafitense magazine features Edwar Calderon's research and community engagement, from using art to solve territorial conflicts, to urban ecology and sustainability research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.eafit.edu.co/noticias/eleafitense/115/edwar-calderon-sentido-social-arte-solucion-conflic...
 
Description El Pais cites research by Liza Rose Cirolia and Sylvia Croese on the social, political and institutional dimensions of urban infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Liza and Sylvia were interviewed for a series on sustainable cities, responding to questions about why cities of the African continent will be crucial to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/07/21/seres_urbanos/1563703052_821160.html
 
Description Employment policy: Consejo Privado de Competitividad- EAFIT-RISE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participation in employment policy groups convened by Consejo Privado de Competitividad
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Estimation and spatiotemporal characteristics of urban population migration in China. Blog post by Guangzhong Cao, Jiajie Liu and Tao Liu 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guangzhong Cao, Jiajie Liu and Tao Liu's research was cited on WeChat official account of Geographical Sciences. They estimated the number of Hukou migration at the 277 prefecture level cities, compared its spatiotemporal patterns with those of floating population over the period, and evaluated the impact of New-type Urbanization Plan on its patterns.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/-I0carpWptAy-4edYfiVAA
 
Description Evaluation and analysis of migration's quality in China's urban agglomeration. Presented by Muchen Sun at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Population Geography in China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Population Geography in China, Beijing, China, June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Evolution of governance structures: A case study of Tumkur Karnataka. Presented by Tanvi Bhatikar at RC21 Antwerp (online), 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on research on the evolutions of governance structures in Tumkur, Karnataka (India). The RC21 conference, organised by University of Antwerp, was organised online in 2021 due to the pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://medialibrary.uantwerpen.be/files/3713/9f638ddd-01d6-451e-a2d0-235d143f3abb.pdf
 
Description Expert Advice? Assessing the role of the state in promoting privatized planning. Presented by Neha Sami and Shriya Anand at RC21, Antwerp (online) 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on how networked experts, especially consultants, have facilitated "fast policy transfer", shaping urban policies and material realities across political and geographical contexts, in the Global South. The RC21 Conference was organised by University of Antwerp, but online due to the pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://iihs.co.in/knowledge-gateway/expert-advice-assessing-the-role-of-the-state-in-promoting-priv...
 
Description Expert panel on AI and the sustainable development goals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact EAFIT team member chaired an expert panel on AI and the sustainable development goals at EAFIT Applied Science Days
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description FUTURE Days 2018 - Conférence plénière - Susan Parnell 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Plenary lecture "African Centre for Cities, South Africa experiences in the context of urban world challenges". Susan Parnell is Professor of Urban Geography in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the African Centre for Cities (University of Cape Town, South Africa). She works on contemporary urban policy and has published over 80 academic articles and numerous books.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCeddmTnzvI
 
Description Finding synergies and mutual interests for collaboration: Camara Colombiana de la Construcción- CAMACOL - EAFIT-URBAM, EAFIT-RiSE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Searching for research synergies and mutual interests for collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Formal employment and challenges of Barranquilla, Chamber of Commerce of Barranquilla- EAFIT/RISE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk to members of the Chamber of Commerce of Barranquilla on formal employment and other challenges of Barranquilla
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Formal employment and upward mobility of young adults: Experience of a developing country. Presentation by Mauricio Quiñones-Domínguez at the The ninth ECINEQ conference - the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented for an audience of 300 at the ninth ECINEQ conference - the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality 8 to 10 July 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Future Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Michael Keith was one of the members of the panel. This event brought together academia, experts, members of staff involved with policymaking/advisory boards and business to explore how we can address some of the biggest challenges facing future cities. You will hear from business experts and world-leading academics in urban sustainability, transport, real estate and energy, helping you to reflect on how your own research could shape the development of cities and the potential areas for collaboration with business in your current or future research or career path.

The panel discussion focused on how industry and academia work collaboratively for mutual benefit; ensuring that academic expertise informs business development, and that businesses' real-world challenges are explored in academic research. Attendees were invited to join the discussion and help us explore how business and academia can contribute to the cities of the future being smart, energy efficient, environmentally sustainable, and promoting equality and active citizenship, while addressing population growth and rising urbanisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/36ed72d8-20e8-413f-80ef-66d18c551fb0/
 
Description Future cities and new economic series: interdisciplinary dialogues on economic oportunities and shared prosperity diven by technological innovation, World Urban Forum, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The World Urban Forum main objectives were to raising awareness of sustainable urbanization among stakeholders and constituencies, including the general public, improving collective knowledge on sustainable urban development through open and inclusive debate, exchange of best practices and policies, and sharing of lessons learnt and promote collaboration and cooperation between different stakeholders and constituencies engaged in the advancement and implementation of sustainable urbanization.

During the session Professor Michael Keith talked about how today, cities occupy just 2.6% of the earth's crust, but are home to more than 50% of the world's population, generate more than 80% of the world's GDP and use 75% of the world's natural resources. The majority of this growth will occur in cities, with an estimated 66% of the global population living in urban areas by 2050. This event was the unique breadth and depth of expertise through its multi-stakeholder networks to drive change and provide a global platform that will enable city leaders to debate the city governance, policies and regulation required to enable action, resulting in vital investment in the delivery of innovative, sustainable and affordable urban infrastructure and services. The multiplier effect of mobilizing the required investment will be manifold in improved human-centric, high-quality, sustainable, affordable urban services. Nowadays, the influence of emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, 5G, electric vehicles, driverless cars and drone technologies, are shaping our urban life, and have increasingly become the hotspot of multiple discussions portraying innovation as crucial to improve the productivity, inclusivity, and equity of opportunities in the business environment; or to develop a greener and more environmentally friendly urban policy.

This Interdisciplinary Dialogue and Networking Event provided stakeholders and experts with a space open for discussion on some of the most relevant topics concerning new technologies, new economic opportunities, urban governance, innovation, and the sustainable future of our cities. In recent years, technological change-digitization, the rise of robots, artificial intelligence-that is seen to favor capital and higher-level skills at the expense of ordinary workers. The adoption of AI and automation will drastically decrease job opportunities, and the low-income community is most vulnerable to that change. It's our top concern that how society can adopt, manage, and adapt to the new solutions to contemporary and upcoming challenges will define the cities of the future.

In this dialogue, stakeholders discussed but not limited to the following questions: • How new technologies will trigger a cycle of economic growth? • Where are the new business opportunities and new jobs? • How will wealth be distributed smartly to reduce income and spatial inequalities in the cities? • What is the government's role in better urban governance and policies in smarter cities? • How do we reform the traditional Private- Public Partnership model to cope with new urban challenges? • How are autonomous vehicles affecting urban planning and environmental policies?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wuf.unhabitat.org/page/about-wuf
 
Description Future of Transport Conference, June 2021 - 'A New Era for Urban Mobility and Transport Systems? Emerging Priorities in the Face of the Pandemic' (Aromar Ravi) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Aromar Ravi chaired a panel on 'A New Era for Urban Mobility and Transport Systems? Emerging Priorities in the Face of the Pandemic',

As the closest level of governments to people and as centres of economic growth, cities have the potential to play a major role in dealing with many of the critical issues faced in Europe today, by becoming key drivers of the "twin green and digital transitions".

This new Forum Europe conference gathered over 600 European and national policy-makers, regional decision-makers and city representatives as well as top level industry experts across two days to discuss the role that European cities can play in the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://the-future-city.com/
 
Description G-STIC Conference, 7 to 19 January 2022 in Dubai- 'Systems change made real: climate solutions to address global sustainable development' (Aromar Ravi) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact COP26 concluded with a clear statement that the 1.5 degrees scenario is still alive, but will only remain so if promises are kept and commitments translated into rapid action. Systematic approaches and transformations will be crucial for delivering solutions at the necessary speed and scale, while guaranteeing fairness in transition.

Spurred on by all that has been revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the scope of what needs to be done has shifted heavily towards the intricately linked nature of societal challenges and the exponential combination of solutions needed to tackle them. Climate action discussions cannot be separated from those around other challenges, such as housing, healthcare, digitalisation, the future of work, redefining production and consumption, rethinking mobility and transport, and designing long term recovery strategies.

Turning ambitions into large-scale implementation means addressing the "missing middle":

How can engagements and commitments be translated into viable, replicable and affordable solutions, while taking regional disparities into account?
What is the role of urban environments as centres of promise and hope, hubs of knowledge, culture, diversity and creativity? And as testing grounds for technology, innovation and change?
What are the transformative answers that shift the focus from a sector-based and problem-oriented approach to a need-based and solution-oriented journey and endeavour?
What does it take to go beyond silos and departmental thinking and deliver integrated, on-the-ground solutions?
How can we really improve quality of life, build resilience against future shocks, integrate nature-based solutions and indigenous knowledge, secure land value to help decarbonisation, design sustained funding for wicked problems, train and reskill people to deal with complexity, and rebuild communities to go beyond individualism and seemingly opposed agendas?
What is the story and narrative that builds on core human needs and involves all societal actors, and allows for deep change?
And, ultimately, how can all this be orchestrated?

This session comprised of an open dialogue between world class innovation and sustainability experts who are able to connect systemic and often abstract challenges with on-the-ground experience, and who help design pathways to make the twenties a decade of delivery.

https://vimeo.com/667457100
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.gstic.org/dubai/programme/17-january/
 
Description GLA Future of London workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Future of London's free best-practice events include workshops, seminars, field trips, roundtables and conferences, most of which are available online. FoL events brought together members, project partners and cross-sector contributors from our wider network, both as attendees and speakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.futureoflondon.org.uk/events/
 
Description Gautam Bhan authors article on migrant security in The Economic Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gautam Bhan authors opinion piece on Why the issue of migrant security should be a top priority in India's covid response, published in the Economic Times of India on 8 April 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/view-why-the-issue-of-migrant-security...
 
Description Gautam Bhan presents on Informality and Social Protection in the Global South at a University of Oxford online seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Informality and Social Protection in the Global South: Reflections from Indian Cities
This talk will think through what COVID-19 and the lockdowns - understood as joint events within a health and livelihood crisis - tell us about our enduring debates within urban practice on southern urbanisms, informality and social protection. It will think through what "relief" during and post COVID tell us about both the imagination and delivery of social protection in southern cities, using India as a place to think from. It will draw from three archives: the Government of Delhi's emergency hunger relief in Delhi, impact surveys undertaken with a domestic workers union, as well as a national assessment on state and non-state forms of relief during the lockdowns in India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/e51cc1c2-6384-413a-a480-2f7001168f12/
 
Description Gautam Bhan publishes essay on the Vulerable Foundations of India's Urbanism 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gautam Bhan publishes essay on the Vulerable Foundations of India's Urbanism in Crisis Cities, a public symposium on the 2020 crises and their impact on urban life, co-organized by Public Books and the NYU Cities Collaborative on 19 November 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.publicbooks.org/the-vulnerable-foundations-of-indias-urbanism/
 
Description Glimpsing Hong Kong-Guangdong Talent Migration: Policy and Practice. Presented by Tao Liu at the Opportunities and Challenges of Population Development in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Conference, Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented at the Opportunities and Challenges of Population Development in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Conference, Beijing, China, October 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Globalisation at the Crossroads, European Association of Development Planning, Closing Plenary, Bergen (Sue Parnell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Around 450 researchers, students, practitioners and policy-makers from nearly 70 countries made their way to Bergen for the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) 2017 conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.uib.no/node/110072
 
Description Great expectations and dashed hopes: Hukou transfer in Beijing. Blog post by Tao Liu and Qiujie Shi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tao Liu and Qiujie Shi published blog on who can applied for a Beijing hukou and who can be granted a Beijing hukou in China on 16 September 2021 with the title "Great expectations and dashed hopes: Hukou transfer in Beijing".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thechinastory.org/great-expectations-and-dashed-hopes-hukou-transfer-in-beijing/
 
Description Group on Earth Observations Plenary Session 4: Bridging the Digital Divide with Data, Tools and Knowledge, on 25 November 2021 (Krishnachandran Balakrishnan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bridging the Digital Divide with Data, Tools and Knowledge

This session aim to build on GEO's longstanding efforts to promote full and open access to Earth observation data in accordance with GEOSS Data Sharing Principles, to empower GEO Members to use Earth observations for informed decision making. Four GEO activities will serve as use cases to demonstrate the importance of ensuring all enabling conditions for achieving this vision - accelerated by the adoption of a culture of open knowledge through implementation of Data Sharing Principles (including links to FAIR and CARE) and Data Management Principles, achieving legal interoperability among data licenses used by major providers of open data, development of analysis-ready data, and producing results in a reproducible format. These use cases aims to demonstrate good practice regarding insitu data sharing (substantiating Data WG's insitu data strategy) and use of the GEO Knowledge Hub and cloud services as means of providing access to data, information, and knowledge across the world to bridge the digital divide and promote global equity.

https://earthobservations.org/documents/geoweek2021/GEO-17-4.1_GEO%20Statement%20on%20Open%20Knowledge.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://earthobservations.org/geoweek2021.php
 
Description Guangzhong Cao presented 'The trend of population change and its demand of spatial planning in China'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Guangzhong Cao presented 'The trend of population change and its demand of spatial planning in China' at the Conference on High-quality Urban and Rural Development and Territorial Spatial Planning in the Yellow River Basin in November 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Guangzhong Cao research cited on WeChat official account of China Association for Administrative Division and Regional Development Promotion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact PEAK Urban research presented at 2019 Annual Meeting of China Association for Administrative Division and Regional Development Promotion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/F4G5FL4oVdJXC6nFFnhs3w
 
Description High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) meet at UN headquarters in New York to conduct a review of progress towards the achievement of the SDGs. This review included a review of Goal 11 - Sustainable cities and communities - which took place on Wednesday July 11.

The new International Science Council, together with UK Research and Innovation, Cities Alliance, UN-Habitat, OECD, and UNSDSN invited city officials and other interested parties to a discussion on Tuesday 10 July entitled "Realising the SDGs in Cities - Aligning Knowledge, Tools and Monitoring Frameworks."

By its nature, global urban development lends itself to varied entry points and encourages action by multiple actors who, while they may share a general commitment to the values and principles of the SDGs, may not agree on priorities or emphasis.

Strengthening synergies in follow-up and review across all global agendas that speak to sustainable urbanisation is important to ensure that interconnections are adequately considered, so too is aligning our knowledge and implementation methods. The goal of this workshop is to equip member states and local actors with the appropriate tools and guidelines to successfully implement urban frameworks at the local and national level.

This workshop has diverse aims: showcasing policy relevant research, providing examples of cross-sectorial collaboration, encouraging networking, and setting the direction for possible future lines of collaboration beyond the 2018 High-Level Political Forum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description How Bad Assumptions Derail Epidemic Prevention. Blog post by Tao Liu and Qiujie Shi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post on the relationship between internal migration and the spread of COVID-19 in China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1005662/how-bad-assumptions-derail-epidemic-prevention
 
Description How Marriage Affects Chinese Cities. Blog post by Kangni Chai 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post at PEAK Urban website - targeting academics, the general public, postgraduates and media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.peak-urban.org/blog/how-marriage-affects-chinese-cities
 
Description How Migration Shapes the Landscape of Urban Population Aging - A Case Study of Beijing. Presented by Rongxi Peng at the China Population Association Annual Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented at the China Population Association Annual Meeting in Changchun, China, July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description How has India spent on adaptation? Poster presentation by Amogh Arakali at the Adaptation Futures 2021 conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Through his poster, Amogh points out that the current adaptation funding is largely focussed on infrastructure, especially towards addressing existing or existing and future risks combined. He suggests that unless a drastic shift takes place in the future, it's unlikely that there will be new interventions designed exclusively to address climate change adaptation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description How migrants respond to dispersal policies in Beijing. Presented by Rongxi Peng at the 2021 Annual Meeting of China Population Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The 2021 Annual Meeting of China Population Association took place in Guiyang, China, July 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hukou Transfer to Beijing: Who Can Apply for and Who Are Granted? Presented by Tao Liu at the Interdisciplinary Young Scholar Workshop on Research Capability Building and Academic Career Development, Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Young Scholar Workshop on Research Capability Building and Academic Career Development, Beijing, China, March 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Human Capital, Job Quality and Job Satisfaction of Migrants in China: Evidence from Pearl River Delta. Presented by Dezheng Wang at the 2019 Conference of China Population Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented at the 2019 conference of China Population Association, Changchun, China, July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Human mobility and the spread of COVID-19 in China: Comparing survey data and big data, Urban Development and Migration: Impacts and Challenges. Presented by Tao Liu at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Population Association in Shanghai. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented at the 2020 Annual meeting of Population Association in Shanghai, China, December 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Human mobility spreads COVID-19, but whose mobility? Blog post by Tao Liu and Qiujie Shi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post on the relationship between internal migration and the spread of COVID-19 in China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/2020/human-mobility-spreads-covid-19-but-whose-mobility/
 
Description IADB Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A discussion relation to lockdown policy in Colombian municipalities with a small group of economists and policymakers from the Colombian national bank and Inter-American Development Bank (Sept 18, 2020). Participants gave feedback about the work and presented suggestions and possible areas of future work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description IADB Covid 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On June 1, 2020 we met with country experts and economists/health specialists from the Inter-American Development Bank regarding analysis of mobility patterns relevant to COVID-19 policy in Colombia. The senior health and social protection specialist in particular made suggestions that helped guide our work and suggested governmental policy contacts who might be interested in our study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description IEEE P2784 Smart Cities Planning and Technology Guide 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The IEEE P2784 Smart Cities Planning and Technology draft standard meeting is intended to be a democratic, multidisciplinary work to incorporate the different perspectives about Smart Cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://sagroups.ieee.org/2784
 
Description IIHS Capacity Development Forum, 8 and 9 December 2021. Aromar Revi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Aromar Revi presented on current urbanisation challenges and the kinds of capacities required to overcome them.
The Urban Practitioners' Programme at the IIHS has been driving urban transformation in India through diverse capacity development projects and programmes at the state and national levels across a range of sectors, working with various national and state institutions and development agencies, and partnering with other capacity development and consulting & training institutions and experts.

Through the Capacity Development Forum (CDF), IIHS aims to bring together the diverse stakeholders involved in the capacity development arena into a strong and value-added network to consolidate learnings across the country and from around the world. The longer term objective of the forum is to collaborate not only for making our Capacity Development practices better, but also to build and manage knowledge through research papers and action research projects, and create a repository of knowledge on Capacity Development.

How can we learn from each other and improve our own approaches and processes?
How can we come together and work together to develop integrated and consistent ways of enhancing the effectiveness of capacity development programmes?
How can we develop and manage knowledge about capacity development, and thus enhance our capacity in capacity development?

https://iihs.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/CDF-2021-Proceedings.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://iihs.co.in/capacity-building/capacity-development-forum/
 
Description IIHS researchers invited for consultation by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited for consultation by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Technical Assistance inputs for land based financing as a part of the drafting of the project RFP for the development of the Namma Metro project in Bangalore, Jul 2019, BMRCL and ADB. RFP for the project was announced in Feb 2021 and IIHS is participating in the bid as a part of a consortium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IIHS researchers publish a photo essay in Economic & Political Weekly Engage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rao, P., & Suman, S. D. (2020, May 01). Photo essay: A study of contrasts in Bengaluru's 'High-tech' zone. Economic & Political Weekly Engage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.epw.in/engage/article/photo-essay-study-contrasts-bengalurus-high-tech-zone
 
Description Informal Work and Public Policy. Presented by Shriya Anand at the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods webinar workshop, Glasgow, 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Informal Work and Public Policy Workshop seek to bring together academics, policymakers, civil society representatives, and other stakeholders working around the world to explore how public policy might be most effectively designed and implemented in a way that benefits, includes, and empowers informal workers, producing comparative insights that can inform academic debates, policy discussions, and grassroots and transnational initiatives that aim to ensure that informal workers are included in all aspects of social, economic, and political life.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.centreforsustainablecities.ac.uk/events/workshop-informal-work-and-public-policy/
 
Description Infrastructure Investment and Financing- Why sustainable and smart urbanization matters for the G20 (Sue Parnell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Urbanization and urban demographics are shaping a world both more complex and more unstable, spiraling up with digital transformations and unprecedented levels of systemic risks -as illustrated by the covid19 pandemic. While the pivotal role of urbanization for social development and safeguarding the environment has been widely acknowledged since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and the Habitat Summits of Istanbul (1996) and Quito (2016), we live with a paradigm of urban and infrastructure development focused on powering growth with new technologies, which falls short of realizing the full transformative potential of urban development. G20 Saudi Arabia offers an unprecedented series of opportunities to change course, initiating a process towards effective multilevel policy-making including cities and metropolises that makes urbanization a driving force for the achievement of the SDGs and inclusive growth. The legacy of the Germany, Argentina and Japan G20 presidencies provides a background of high-level principles on habitat and regional planning (2018), quality infrastructure (2019) and the crossing of the G20 and the Agenda 2030 priorities in an interconnected world (2017-2019). In 2020, as the covid19 pandemic highlights the deep interdependency of nations and cities to achieve prosperity, security and sustainability, the development of the G20 engagement group urbanization, the Urban 20 offers a unique opportunity to build a way forward for the G20 with cities. Ahead of the upcoming COP15 Biodiversity, the panel will connect U20, S20 and T20 agendas to discuss the role of cities & metros to shape a multilevel governance that supports growth and meets the planetary boundaries. Moving from principles to actionable agendas, the panel will explore how to realize the full potential of cities as both locations and agents of sustainable development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.global-solutions-initiative.org/global-table/sustainable-and-smart-urbanization/
 
Description Innovate4Cities - Cities in a changing climate: localising climate action in urban areas (Michael Keith, Sue Parnell and Aromar Ravi) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Innovate4Cities 2021 conference was a virtual global and regional event organised by UN-Habitat and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) that brought together science and innovation, policy and practice united by a common objective: enabling cities to take accelerated and more ambitious climate action. The conference focused on the nexus between science and practice with a focus on innovation - vital to realizing ambitious climate action. The conference also closely examined local challenges and priority needs as well as cross-sector, cross-topic pathways to achieving success. This iteration of the conference promises to feature a much stronger focus on regional voices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.innovate4cities.org/
 
Description Internal migration workshop with Eduardo Lora and Mauricio Quiñones 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A round table and panel discussion about internal migration in Colombia and its impacts on urban growth. It took part in EAFIT, Medellín in 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description International Advisory Board Meeting of the UK Commission on Healthy Cities, 18 May 2021 (Aromar Ravi) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended the first International Advisory Board Meeting of the UK Commission on Healthy Cities, 18 May 2021
The Commission will examine how the design and use of UK cities affects the health and wellbeing of their populations, including the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. It draws upon the experience of thought and practice leaders across the world.

Whilst the ultimate outcome of The Commission on Creating Healthy Cities will be dependent on the evidence presented to Commission members and the following discussions, The Commission aims to achieve the following: Using evidence from the Sub Groups, International Advisory Board along with a general call for evidence, The Commission will aim to produce a Healthy Cities toolkit, by which those with a role to managing cities in the UK can score the health of their city and find ways to improve the health of their city from an environmental, social and economic point of view. This will help cities to become more resilient to the effects of current and future global and local infectious disease outbreaks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description International Conference on Future Urban Development, Sustainable City-Region Governance, in Shenzhen 15-16 December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Representing the PEAK Urban Project at the University of Oxford Future Cities Network, Professor Michael Keith, PI of the project and Dr Samuel Chen, China Liaison of the project, attended the 2018 International Conference of Future Urban Development: Sustainable City-Region Governance on 15-16 December 2018 at the Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School. During the Opening Session, Professor Changchun Feng, Director of the Laboratory for Urban Future, Peking University gave a report on the progress of research of the PEAK Urban Project's Peking University team within the context of Future Urban Research at Peking University. Professor Keith was the keynote speaker on the overall development of the PEAK Urban project. The conference was sponsored by the Laboratory for the Urban Future, Peking University and the Laboratory for Urban Future, Peking University (Shenzhen), and co-hosted by the Oxford-PKU PEAK Urban Project. More than forty experts from major universities and urban and regional planning institutes in Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong, UK, and US gave talks on a range of topics related to the recent study and practice of urban and regional planning in China, Europe, UK, and US, including theories of future urban studies, new frameworks of future urban governance, planning practice of the China great bay area, new urbanisation and spatial transformation, sustainable transport and travel in cities, new technologies for planning smart cities, and sustainable land use and planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A virtual presentation on "Machine learning and digital technologies in the context of epidemiology and clinical trials"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Intl Metropolis ISC Meeting - Bid for Berlin 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description IntraUrban Inequalities in Colombian cities - EAFIT/RISE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Working group meeting where results about the research on IntraUrban Inequalities in Colombian cities were presented
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Intragenerational Income Mobility of population with Formal Employment in Colombian Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the paper results: Intragenerational Income Mobility of population with Formal Employment in Colombian Cities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited Speaker at Building Global Partnerships for Global Challenges symposium. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Kazem Rahimi was invited to present at the "Building Global Partnerships for Global Challenges symposium", an international symposium to share best practice, develop new connections, and generate new research partnerships that help to tackle global development challenges. Kazem presented on "PEAK Urban - Global data to inform local decision" making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited participant - Royal Society workshop on data and policy in working and earning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Neave O'Clery attended a invitation-only meeting held by the Royal Society on data and policy related to the future of work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited talk Oxford Urbanists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk for Oxford Urbanists society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited to present at the LGBTQ Health Day in Cape Town. Presentation titled "Health & sexuality in Cape Town: Urban development/dilemmas?" - Neil Hassan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organised by the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation, government officials and international funders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited to present at the We Move Adolescent Health Webinar on Gender and Sexually Diverse Populations to provide uptakes on the PEAK Urban work. Presentation titled "Making space for safe connections: Urban health & queer development", 20 January 2022, including researchers, activists, and artists. Hosted by Desmond Tutu Health FOundation and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative - Neil Hassan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation titled "Making space for safe connections: Urban health & queer development", 20 January 2022, including researchers, activists, and artists. Hosted by Desmond Tutu Health FOundation and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Jacob Doherty "Anti-Black Infrastructures: Dispossession via Formalization in African Popular Transport Systems" at the Infrastructural Racism Conference, University of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation to 70+ delegates via an online conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Jacob Doherty "Rent at Work: Beyond the Wage-Entrepreneur Binary in Informal Infrastructures" (MIT Development Studies Urban Planning Seminar. Cambridge MA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A virtual presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Jacob Doherty "Urban Reproductive Technologies and Everyday Mobility in Abidjan" at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Baltimore MD 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual meeting of 25+ - part of a virtual panel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Jacob Doherty Informal Transport Must Play a Bigger Role in Post-Pandemic Recovery. Here's How That Can Happen. John Surico. The City Fix. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog style article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://thecityfix.com/blog/informal-transport-
 
Description James Duminy and Sue Parnell participated in a session on 'Urbanization (and Infrastructure): Sustainable Responses to COVID-19' at a Global Solutions Dialogue 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact James Duminy and Sue Parnell participated in a session on 'Urbanization (and Infrastructure): Sustainable Responses to COVID-19' at a Global Solutions Dialogue organised by the Global Solutions Initiative on 3 September 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://sites.google.com/sprintdoctor.io/gsi/session2?authuser=0
 
Description Javeriana Estéreo (91.9FM) interviews Juan Pablo Orjuela about his research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Juan Pablo Orjuela participated in a 20 minute interview 2 March 2020 with Javeriana Estéreo (91.9FM) on the topic of air pollution and healthy cities in Colombia. The station is run by students of Javeriana University; a 2018 audience study estimated the station had around 88,000 listeners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.javerianaestereo.com/bitacora-marzo-2020/
 
Description Juan Pablo Orjuela "If we all choose the fastest mode of travel in a city, the whole city gets slower - and more congested." - The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in The Conversation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://theconversation.com/if-we-all-choose-the-fastest-mode-of-travel-in-a-city-the-whole-city-get...
 
Description Juan Pablo Orjuela participated in a GCRF funded urban health workshop organised by the Academy of Medical Sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Juan Pablo Orjuela participated in a GCRF funded urban health workshop organised by the Academy of Medical Sciences on 9 Mar 2020 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the purpose of setting a health agenda for cities in Latin America.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acmedsci.ac.uk/policy/policy-projects/science-to-improve-urban-health-and-quality-of-care-wi...
 
Description Keynote presentation at the Annual Research Conference of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS): City and the Region 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ARC conference attempted to provide a space for scholars and practitioners to promote knowledge exchange and a space for discussion about the complex inter-relationships that cities share with regions by examining a wide-range of intersections - sectoral, disciplinary, methodological and geographic. It offers a space for conversations on theoretical and methodological research interventions across disciplinary silos.
Members of the panel for this event were: Aromar Revi (Director, Indian Institute for Human settlements), and Susan Parnell (Chair in Human Geography, Bristol University); as well as Michael Keith - Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford. The panel members discussions were centred on the trends in contemporary research on the Urban and the Region, their relation to the advancement of a 'New Urban Science' and the role of global projects such as PEAK Urban.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://iihs.co.in/research/conferences/urban-arc-2019/
 
Description Knowledge Exchange in PEAK - the example of Dimú 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation at the Resilience Hub stand, at the blue zone COP26 in Glasgow. Audience of around 40 people, including online connections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Lecture on co-production and mobilities of care as resilience tools 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave a 2-hour lecture on my research to a group of 25 students part of the MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London. Students were engaged and interested. One of them is considering doing her MSc dissertation in the topic I presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Lecture on co-production methods in transport to undergrad students in Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The main purpose was to share the methods and early findings of our PEAK work in Itagüí with undergrad students at the Urban Engineering programme of the Universidad de Antioquia and help them reflect on how urban research requires a multidisciplinary approach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Lecture on use of spatial research methods in my PEAK research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A lecture on how both qualitative and quantitative data can be presented and analysed with spatial research methods to MSc students at University College London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description Liza Cirolia - ICTD Annual Meeting 2019: What Next for Tax Research in Africa? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The International Centre for Tax and Development in association with the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) held its seventh annual meeting on February 5-8. The meeting brought together over 120 researchers and officials from 20 African and 6 international countries to discuss the ICTD's research agenda.

Liza Cirolia (ACC) and Christopher Mizes presented on Property Tax in African Secondary Cities: Insights from the
cases of Kisumu (Kenya) and M'Bour (Senegal)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ictd.ac/news/ictd-annual-meeting-2019-what-next-for-tax-research-in-africa/
 
Description Liza Cirolia and Nobukhosi Ngwenya presented on 'Disrupting the Corridor: The Micro-Worlds of Mobile Money and Migrant Infrastructures' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Liza Cirolia and Nobukhosi Ngwenya presented on 'Disrupting the Corridor: The Micro-Worlds of Mobile Money and Migrant Infrastructures' at The Global Network of Financial Geography (FinGeo) Online Workshop hosted by Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Durham University & Oxford University, 25-26 Nov 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.fingeo.net/2020-11-25-26-evolving-geographies-of-fintech-fingeo-online-workshop/
 
Description Liza Cirolia presentation at Urban ARC 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Liza Cirolia from the African Centre for Cities (UCT) presented on 'Urban Public Finance - A case study of Kisumu' in Panel 7: Global perspectives on urban transformations at the IIHS Urban Annual Research Conference in Bangalore India on 11 January 2019. The purpose of the activity was to develop plans for future collaborative research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://iihs.co.in/research/conferences/urban-arc-2019/
 
Description Lockdown policy in Latin America: What have we learned? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A two-day virtual workshop (Feb 5 and 12) to evaluate the success of lockdown measures from various Latin American countries. This workshop featured presentations covering the successes and failures of lockdown measures to control COVID-19, as well as the effects of these measures on poverty, informality and inequality.

Speakers/audience members were from the OECD, the World Bank, UNDP Latin America, the IADB, and academic institutions. The event featured a panel discussion from OECD/IADB economists on inequality and lockdown policy.

The event was tweeted about by UNDP Venezuela and VOX LACEA (as well as linked to on the UNDP website).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.peak-urban.org/events/lockdown-policy-latin-america-what-have-we-learned
 
Description Looking Forward: The Agenda for a New Urban Science - IJURR Panel at Urban ARC (Michael Keith) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The fifth edition of Urban ARC, the Annual Research Conference of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, was conducted between the 14 - 16 January 2021. The theme for this edition is 'Urban Imaginaries: Past, Present and Future'.

The idea of imaginaries holds a pivotal place in inquiry. Central to the very nature of knowledge production is the imagination of a better world. This central imperative has led to innovative work across disciplines, sectors and scales, pushing the boundaries of our understanding of, and engagements with, the 'urban'. The idea(s) of urban imaginaries have been manifested in multiple ways and forms - from utopian visions of the Garden City and the City Beautiful movement to the dystopic fictional urban futures of science fiction. They have been invoked as propellers of economic growth (Anand et al., 2014; Glaeser, 2011; Sankhe et al., 2010), as the locus of both environmental destruction and of sustainable futures (Revi and Rosenzweig, 2013; Revi, 2012; Stone Jr., 2012), as sites of opportunity and hope and as places with deep inequality and strife. The role of urban imaginations has been critical to how our cities have taken shape, both past and present - the vision of an Indian city " unfettered by tradition" (Kalia, 2006: 134) was fundamental to how new capital cities were planned in post-independence India. The fascination, rooted in older histories, with imaging new urban futures and planning new, greenfield settlements is one that endures in contemporary policy as well - mega-infrastructure projects in Asia and Africa use new urban settlements as nodes around which economic development is being driven (Ballard et al., 2017; Watson, 2015; Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, 2007).

While they are linkages to past, present and futures, urban imaginaries are also products of particular moments, contexts and socio-cultural zeitgeists. They hold the collective aspirations for the future as well as the remnants of past aspirations. Cities also bring together a vast range of spatial practices from architecture and planning, employment and labour, to economic growth and environmental sustainability, politics and culture (Huyssen, 2008). Understanding imaginaries, and their deployment in research is then "critical to develop sustainable practices and environments for our collective tomorrow" (Dunn, 2018: 375).

This is particularly critical in the context of a rapidly urbanising Global South. In 'New Urban Worlds', Simone and Pieterse (2018) write that the city is continually something to be remade according to new models, new possibilities of generating value, spectacular visions of the built environment but also constantly draw on everyday lived experiences, histories and encounters, remaining powerful objects of imagination, sociality and governance (ibid). They call for a new way of imagining cities, especially those in the South, using new ways of understanding and studying them.

The notion of studying urban futures, then, is as much a methodological challenge as it is a conceptual one. Increasingly, there have been calls for a 'new urban science' bringing together not only academics from a range of disciplines, but also practitioners, emphasising that a transdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder approach is essential to the future of our cities (Acuto et al., 2018; McPhearson et al., 2016). Methodologically, there is also a movement towards increasingly sophisticated predictive modelling approaches that draw on big data as well as a simultaneous call to look at the everyday lived experiences within urban settlements to produce visions of what urban futures can look like (Keith et al., 2020; Simone and Pieterse, 2018).

Research has in some senses grappled with the ways we imagine the space of inquiry itself - the city, and the multiple threads of inquiry that are woven into the cityscape. The idea of urban imaginaries is also interpreted and used in different ways - through the lenses of media and cyberspace, through social movements around land rights and housing, and local embeddedness and global economic networks (Huyssen, 2008). They invoke the idea of utopian visions enshrined in the earliest urban plans (Brenner and Keil, 2006; Lin and Mele, 2005) to more contemporary urban fantasies played out especially in the cities of the global South (Watson, 2015; Watson, 2014; Bunnell and Das, 2010). These imaginaries offer opportunities to interact with other cultures and diasporas, often mediated through cinema, media, and the Internet but also through migration, and movement of labour, travel and tourism. They also find a place in the idea of the spectacle whether in the form of the erstwhile World Fairs, or the more contemporary cultural events like the Olympics that constantly reshape and reimagine our urban spaces (Huyssen, 2008), or indeed through spectacular architecture (King, 2004).

As Lidner and Meissner (2019) suggest, urban imaginaries play an important role in the city space. They "meaningfully interlink the different structures and signs, minds and bodies, facts and subjectivities, actualities and virtualities, economies and ecologies of urban social space" (Meissner and Lindner, 2018: 6). It is in the intersections of these, and multiple other dualities, that the space of the innovative research around the Urban emerges. Urban Imaginaries can help in reconfiguring the socio-spatial politics of cities, intervening in the interconnected fields of urban class politics, gender politics, geopolitics, and eco-politics (ibid).

The contemporary moment in the light of COVID-19 has also thrown up a range of questions regarding the future of cities, the imaginations of what urban areas could and should look like, how they can be made more resilient while continuing to support vibrant spaces for sustainable development. The pandemic has presented challenges to governments, both local and national and highlighted and amplified inequalities in access to health care, social protection services, housing and employment, among others. We recognize that the implications of COVID-19 are not limited to public health, but rather apply to complex inter-connected urban systems. Indeed, research on this needs to speak to questions of inequality, unemployment, social protection, access to services, and engage with questions of not just development, but development embedded with economic, social and environmental justice - questions that are now more relevant than ever.

Debates have also centred around decongestion and reducing density, on the role of digital technology, on the future of work, and on how architecture and design can evolve to envision the 'new normal'. This has also thrown up questions around reimagining the nature of urban research itself, and the kinds of methodological innovations that may now be needed. For example, Bhan, Caldiera, Gillespie and Simone (2020), call for a re-examination of the 'monumental' as a way of thinking about and responding to the pandemic, as doing so tends to obfuscate the everyday ordinary responses to extraordinary times. Instead, they offer the idea of the 'collective life' as an analytical category that allows for a reading that looks beyond "formal actors and institutions, legible landscapes, neatly tabulated data, and linear economic rationalities" (para 13). The current crisis calls for such reimaginations, and keeping this in mind, Urban ARC 2021 will be organising a special track focusing on post-COVID urban futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://iihs.co.in/research/conferences/urban-arc-2021/
 
Description Lucy Baker publishes blog about Bengaluru's auto drivers in Citizen Matters 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lucy Baker publishes blog about Bengaluru's auto drivers in Citizen Matters on 22 Jan 2020, entitled "Hassled by money lenders and police, Bengaluru's auto drivers live in poverty"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://bengaluru.citizenmatters.in/bengaluru-auto-drivers-banks-money-lenders-police-bribes-poverty-...
 
Description Lunes de Ciudad (City's Mondays) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Online panel with representatives from academia, civic society and government discussing why SDGs must be localized and contextualized and how.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Magazine article on precarious livelihoods in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exploitative lending practices and pandemic disruptions are destroying the livelihoods and dreams of transport workers in New Delhi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://cityscapesmagazine.com/articles/broken-dreams-in-delhi
 
Description MedIndia cites research by Yajie Zhu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MedIndia cites research by Yajie Zhu in his article "Global Prevalence of Hypertension in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis" published in Jama Pediatrics on 7 Oct 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.medindia.net/news/hypertension-among-children-new-insights-190780-1.htm
 
Description Medellin workshop on informal firms 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A half-day workshop discussing our research project on informal firms was held in Medellin Colombia, and including a range of policy-makers and academics active in the area. A number of plans were made for follow-up meetings and potential new projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Medellin workshop on internal migration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A half-day workshop discussing our research project on internal migration was held in Medellin Colombia, and including a range of policy-makers and academics active in the area. A number of plans were made for follow-up meetings and potential new projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Medellín Cómo Vamos. Focus group - Santiago Mejía Dugand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participation in focus groups to identify challenges for environmental governance and implementation of sustainability agendas. Participation of invited professors, regional environmental authority. 08 October 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Medellín: Entorno urbano y enfermedades cardiovasculares y diabetes. Presented by Jorge E. Patino at the IV Simposio de Investigaciones - Secretaría de Salud de Medellín, 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation for an audience of 30 at the IV Simposio de Investigaciones - Secretaría de Salud de Medellín, 10 July 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Medical Press cites research by Yajie Zhu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Medical Press cites research by Yajie Zhu in his article "Global Prevalence of Hypertension in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis" published in Jama Pediatrics on 7 Oct 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-10-global-prevalence-pediatric-hypertension-percent.html
 
Description Medpage Today cites research by Yajie Zhu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Medpage Today cites research by Yajie Zhu in his article "Global Prevalence of Hypertension in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis" published in Jama Pediatrics on 7 Oct 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/generalneurology/82612
 
Description Meeting with Gauteng City-Region Observatory 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In September 2018, Oxford team members met with researchers at the policy-supporting Gauteng City-Region Observatory to discuss potential collaborations and access to data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Secretary of Planning of Envigado, Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In March 2018, EAFIT and Oxford team members met with the Secretary of Planning of Envigado, Colombia to find out about the main problems in the municipality related to Sustainable Development Goals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with UN Habit for preliminary talks on planning a UN Expert Group Meeting on the socioeconomic stratification system in Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Meeting with UN Habit for preliminary talks on planning a UN Expert Group Meeting on how the socioeconomic stratification system in Colombia is becoming an obstacle to social mobility and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with the Colombian National Department of Planning (DNP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In September 2018, EAFIT team members met with the Colombian National Department of Planning (DNP) to present the RiSE Group research projects, looking for collaboration opportunities, pertinent research needs for DNP, and access to data on Colombian cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with the Mobility Secretary (Medellin, Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In September 2018, EAFIT team members met with the Mobility Secretary (Medellin, Colombia) to present research initiatives for nowcasting using vehicular traffic data and to explore opportunities for data gathering (video records) via collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with the Secretary of Education of Itagüí, Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In March 2018, EAFIT and Oxford team members met with the Secretary of Education of Itagüí, Colombia to find out about the main problems in the municipality related to Sustainable Development Goals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with the Subsecretary of Public Health (Medellin, Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In August 2018, EAFIT and Oxford team members met with the Subsecretary of Public Health (Medellin, Colombia) to explore local needs, collaboration opportunities and administrative processes required for data sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mesa de víctimas Municipales y del valle de Aburrá, Colombia- EAFIT-URBAM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact During the session working groups/participants presented a series of ideas to tackle the problem of housing for victims of the armed conflict in Colombia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Migration, diasporas and planning for cosmopolitan urbanity in smaller municipalities in the UK and Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact There is an increasing perception that cosmopolitan cities (those with a high degree of internal diversity and a great variety of incoming flows) are able to govern their migration-related diversity and this supposition is often juxtaposed with those cities that show are either smaller or show a more mono-ethnic structure (or both) which may (with some notable exceptions) tend to fend off newcomers. There is the risk that the cities with less experience in the urban governance of migration will miss the connection with the trend of proactive agency of the cosmopolitan cities. In the UK, the Centre for Towns has identified this phenomenon, and the Institute for Public Policy Research's local migration panel on the northern English town of Corby has demonstrated how even closely planned economic development can falter if the impacts of migration are not sufficiently included.

There has always been a complicated relationship between the nation-states and the municipalities since the 2000s, with no clear competences, not even on the side of the EU (Penninx and Garce´s-Mascaenas 2018, Bendel 2018). Often the local scale had to rely on area-based and somewhat pragmatic solutions for the handling of contested issues such as the integration of refugees into the housing market and has shown less restrictive policies (Caponio 2014). Since the early 2000s, many cities became engaged into the different city networks (such as Eurocities, Intercultural cities, the European Integration Network and many more) as a way of facilitating peer learning on the issues, while others remained bound to their "traditional", somewhat sedentary, cosmos of urban planning/policies. Similar to the conceptualization of ethnicity as dynamic, multifaceted and socially constructed, cities started to construct "migration-related diversity profiles".

By now there is the risk, that some cities - those with a minor presence of immigrants and a minor experience in the steering of flows, will be disadvantaged because they are less able to cope with a more fluid society and the way in which a rapid pace of demographic change can in fact disproportionately hit smaller municipalities. The ability to select the future citizens turns out to be key for the regeneration of cities and the ability to understand integration processes, the way that they are interconnected, occur throughout society and are mostly felt at the local level (Spencer and Charseley 2016) is vital to the successful marriage between attraction strategies linked to migration and the translation of these into successful and cohesive communities. Many of the traditional state-run institutions such as museums and libraries on the local and regional level, have to find innovative ways to address the changing audience with new projects and programs (Bertelsmann 2018). As field research in Brandenburg shows, the involvement of the local population into migration-related activities pushes back xenophobic outbursts and populistic parties.

This project starts from this analysis of a perceived growing cleavage between 'cosmopolitan' cities and smaller cities with a more traditional planning/municipal policies system and the extent to which smaller cities differ in their needs and type of delivery, or the extent to which this perceived difference is based on a lack of capacity or planning. It aims to identify the needs, opportunities and traps of the urban governance of migration and inclusion as well as cohesion. The focus is on the selection and systematization of planning documents, planning activities and approaches in urban planning and policy development in relation to integration that could be helpful to allow the smaller cities to develop own strategies in this field. Special emphasis is given to the role of migration-related non-state actors such as "sanctuary cities", "Seebrücke, but also the "welcoming Europe".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Multi-dimensional proximity and destination selection of urban-to-urban labor mobility. Presented by Yunxia Zhuo at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Population Geography in China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Population Geography in China, Beijing, China, June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Más allá de lo evidente (Beyond the evident). Short course on Climate Emergency for Communicators/Journalists - Santiago Mejía Dugand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Short course on Climate Emergency for 400 Communicators/Journalists, 19 June 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Neave O'Clery gave a talk at CogX, a festival of AI, blockchain and breakthrough technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Neave O'Clery gave a talk 'How can Data Science Help us Create Better Public Policy? Two Use Cases' on 12 Jun 2019. This event was a major UK AI forum with an international audience of 20,000 attendees with 100-200 attendees at my talk. Open to the general public, including scientists, entrepreneurs, government stakeholders, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://cogx.co/programme/#
 
Description Neethi P co-authored article on 'Privileging Foreign Capital Over Domestic Workers' in the Wire India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Neethi P co-authored article on 'Wistron Plant Turmoil Is a Consequence of Privileging Foreign Capital Over Domestic Workers' in the Wire India on 13 Jan 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://thewire.in/labour/wistron-plant-make-in-india-labour-protection-foreign-business
 
Description Neethi P wrote opinion piece 'Fallen through the cracks' in The Hindu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Neethi P wrote opinion piece 'Fallen through the cracks' in The Hindu on 17 Nov 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/fallen-through-the-cracks/article33110970.ece
 
Description Neighbourhood Working Pilot - Hilgrove Estate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Aim/Agenda of the session:
-Hilgrove Estate overview
-Housing Needs Data
-Winch North Camden Zone Project Update
o Intro to community organisers
-Open Cities Project & Proposed Delivery -
-Green Infrastructure Project Update
-Establish working group
-Work plan (immediate/longer-term) & resources
-Schedule of project meeting
-Resident/TRA engagement & collaborative working
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Neil Hassan held series of meetings with NGOs serving LGBTI and MSM in Cape Town 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Neil Hassan held a series of meetings with NGOs serving LGBTI and MSM in Cape Town through March 2020 to disseminate preliminary findings and updates on research activities and build relationships in order to aid data collection among NGO staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Net Zero What Works Centre Built Environment Sector Scoping Workshop 21/07/21 (Michael Keith) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Purpose
1. To begin the process of creating an impartial but properly representative BE sector NZWWC panel to carry the work forward, and to engage deeply into the sector at large
2. To begin scoping the agenda for content and process - e.g. knowledge gap-mapping, cross-sector and research brokerage

Outcome goals
1. Obtain a level of buy-in from attendees, and re-shape objectives and methods as a result of feedback
2. Create an agenda for further action / next steps - identifying where the needs are, key sensitivities and high-impact initial steps

Observations:
There is a lack of a platform to bring all stakeholders together, but interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaboration is key
to avoid reinvention and to maximise value for money. The NZWWC could be the distributor of policy and practice
advice. We have the opportunity to be an impartial place where people come for information on implementation,
innovations and 'What, and How it Works'.
There is a struggle to communicate why NZ is useful. Outcomes should be focused on customer needs and benefits. This
will require a strong human factors input.
More R&D is needed and, to learn quickly, it must be understood that we are not going to get it right first time.
We need a top level mapping exercise, look at each sector in more depth and see who we need to engage with and
reach out to. Measuring performance is a core challenge, how we engage with local authorities will need to supersede
current ways of working. Each authority and town is different.
There is an appetite for change within industry. The OGTC (now Net Zero Tech Centre) could be a catalyst for other
industries, as it is in the process of taking 'what works' from offshore oil and gas to offshore wind and CCS.
A considerable amount of work has been done on retrofit - good and bad, Green Homes Grant, Each Home Counts, CLC
retrofit programme, and the BSI retrofit standards committee, it would be extremely wasteful not to take account of all
this valuable knowledge.
The building safety programme increased oversight surveillance duties and sanctions will help with compliance
competence and assurance of the right measures not just in safer buildings but for zero carbon ambitions as well.
We would like to also highlight work by Energiesprong and Specific in Swansea in this topic area.
The LGA existing building stock is a big challenge and will need bringing up to standard. For the construction industry,
retrofit means improving quality and providing quality assurance.
There is an awareness of urgency and the need to start deploying Net Zero soon, currently the impacts of changing
building regulations are not seen for 2 years.
There is a transition happening within the heating industry but there is a need to showcase some of the solutions
available going forward.
We need to think about the challenge of funding for this initiative. Government will not fund on its own. Should we look
for investment within the private sector or financial services? Should we create business model templates? Green
funding is easily identifiable.
NZWWC is developing support and momentum, so any problems should not stop it from going on to hit targets not met
elsewhere.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description New light in the dark city. SPACE Plus UK (Michael Keith) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One of the key themes of our SPACE UK virtual event in Feb 2021 is about new alternative uses of forgotten urban space (which we are branding as 'ALT/SPACE'). Within this, there will be discussions on dark kitchens, last mile logistics and urban agriculture. The context for this is linked to high the potential change in the dynamics of cities vs suburban areas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.space-plus.org/space-uk
 
Description New tools for old questions - research impact workshop (Medellin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On February 10th 2020, over 20 participants, ranging from policymakers to academics, took part in our one day workshop on the impact of research in Colombia. We discussed our current projects investigating the spatial distribution of informal firms, introduced policymakers to new techniques and tools that have opened up new avenues of research and monitoring.
This effort brought together academic institutions, NGOs and public servants, and from this conversation, we drew a map of key actors and times in Colombia to help identify who and when should we target to maximize the chance of influencing the public agenda. We also looked at the intersection between the possibilities of our research approach and the topics that are most relevant to policymakers. Future plans for co-creation were sketched.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Newton software: forecasting aqueduct and sewage demands- EAFIT RISE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During various sessions our working group explained how to setup the requirements to run the software Newton to forecast the aqueduct and sewage demands. This software was developed as part of a consultancy for EPM. In addition to the development of the software, EAFIT trained EPM members on how to use the software Newton to forecast the aqueduct and sewage demands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.epm.com.co/site/
 
Description Nilanjan Bhor and Soumyashanto Mandal presented at a Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC)'s roundtable event on greening Bengaluru by 2030 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Nilanjan Bhor and Soumyashanto Mandal presented at a Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC)'s roundtable event on 6 Dec 2019 on the 'Spatial distribution of public parks in Bengaluru'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://bpac.in/b-green/aralikatte-charchegalu-a-roundtable-discussion-on-advancing-green-cover-in-b...
 
Description Nilanjan Bhor presents at the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nilanjan Bhor presented at the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) on India's health systems and road accidents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://healthsystemsglobal.org/news/is-the-indian-health-system-prepared-to-address-injuries-due-to...
 
Description No hay bienestar sin comunidades vigorosas 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The author invited general public to reflect about the importance of community actions and inclusivity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.dinero.com/opinion/columnistas/articulo/no-hay-bienestar-sin-comunidades-vigorosas-por-e...
 
Description Nobukhosi Ngwenya - Review of Inclusionary Housing policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nobukhosi Ngwenya participated in a review of Inclusionary Housing policy - including drafting and implementation in three municipalities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nobukhosi Ngwenya and Liza Cirolia participated in Land Value Capture Research Network Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Nobukhosi Ngwenya and Liza Cirolia participated in a Land Value Capture Research Network Meeting organised by the Development Action Group (DAG) on 17 November 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Nobukhosi Ngwenya participates in Reclaim the City Annual General Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nobukhosi Ngwenya participates in Reclaim the City Annual General Meeting on 18-19 Oct 2019. Reclaim the City is a movement of tenants and workers campaigning to stop our displacement from well-located areas and secure access to decent affordable housing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://reclaimthecity.org.za/
 
Description Nobukhosi Ngwenya presented on 'Contextualising Land Occupations: A Brief History, Land Occupations, Housing Vulnerabilities and COVID-19' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Nobukhosi Ngwenya presented on 'Contextualising Land Occupations: A Brief History, Land Occupations, Housing Vulnerabilities and COVID-19' at the Isandla Institute on 26 August 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Nobukhosi Ngwenya presented on Housing Policy Intent and Practice in South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Nobukhosi Ngwenya presented on Housing Policy Intent and Practice in South Africa in the Politics Department, University of Cape Town on 5 March 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Nobukhosi Ngwenya presented on Housing in South Africa: Current Status, Challenges and Possibilities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Nobukhosi Ngwenya presented on Housing in South Africa: Current Status, Challenges and Possibilities at the IHP Cities in the 21st Century Lecture on 21 April 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description On the Fringe. talk organised by Science Gallery Bangalore (Neha Sami) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Neha Sami of Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) and Himanshu Burte of IIT Bombay discussed the development, responsibility and the urban commons
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://bengaluru.sciencegallery.com/
 
Description Opinion piece on Colombian lockdowns 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Op-ed piece in Thomson Reuters Foundation (cross-posted in PEAK Urban website and Angle Journal), entitled"OPINION: What can cities learn from Colombia's lockdown," covering policy relevance of recent research article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://news.trust.org/item/20210407082722-yp3ji/
 
Description Oxford Minds Panel: Space: Rethinking social science for a changing world 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact During the 2020-21 academic year, the Social Sciences Division ran Oxford Minds, an online curriculum enrichment programme for our graduate students. It aimed to cover on the issues that matter for Oxford, for the social sciences, and for the wider world -- that we 'mind'. It covered themes, theory, and methods. The series will provide an opportunity for the Social Sciences Division to convene conversations that transcend departments and lie at the core of the social sciences.

Students and prospective students (undergraduate and postgraduate) could be exposed to different research themes and understand how social science interact with other areas of study. Among the purpose of this session is to give listeners the opportunity to understand how social science works together with other disciplines to find solutions to real problems in our world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.socsci.ox.ac.uk/oxford-minds#collapse2656146
 
Description PEAK Urban Bangalore retreat 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The week long retreat in Bangalore in January 2019 brought together for the first time research leads, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students from the five PEAK Urban partners. Activities were focussed on sharing the research proposals which had been developed, reviewed and approved over the previous half year. Reading activities were also organised to promote cross disciplinary thinking and communicating, while other activities focussed on elements of the PEAK framework, the practicalities and peculiarities of international collaborations, and engagement and impact. Finally, a set of site visits were organised to allow participants to learn about and engage with Bangalore-based research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description PEAK Urban Interim website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We want to set up consistent branding and a professional looking website in order to attract high calibre postdoctoral candidates to apply for vacancies. We succeeded in this and have already begun attracting interest to the research programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://www.peak-urban.org/
 
Description PEAK Urban and the New Urban Sciences' at the PKU Future Cities Forum: 'Sustainable Urbanisation and Future of of Cities', December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Michael Keith presentation about the PEAK project was of great interest to the attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.ues.pku.edu.cn/english/index.htm
 
Description PEAK Urban blog series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blog series covers topics such as PEAK Urban research, events and activities, promoting urban days, etc.

How Will Our Cities Grow in the Future? A New Approach - Jairo Alejandro Gómez Escobar, 12 Mar 2020
How Technology Disruption Challenges the Urban Commons & Individual: The Defibrillator, Apple Watch, & Uber - Michael Keith - 17 Feb 2020
Sustainability through Social Power: Medellín as a Case Study - Santiago Mejía-Dugand - 29 Jan 2020
Addressing Business Informality through Big Data and Artificial Intelligence - Mauricio Quiñones Domínguez - 27 Jan 2020
Financial Precarity and Enduring Poverty Among India's Rickshaw Workers - Lucy Baker - 17 Dec 2019
Climate Change and Health: Think Globally, Act Locally - Samuel Yutong Cai - 11 Dec 2019
Retrofit City-Making: A Multimedia Exploration Of Vertical Occupation In Cape Town - Liza Rose Cirolia, Nobukhosi Ngwenya, Barry Christianson - 4 Dec 2019
What Does Research Impact Mean? A Dilemma for Early Career Researchers - Samuel Heroy - 20 Nov 2019
International Cities Day: What to Read! - Carlos Cadena-Gaitán, Tanvi Bhatikar, Daniel Straulino, Juan Pablo Orjuela - 31 Oct 2019
Map: How Bangalore's IT Sector Flowered From A Princely State Diwan's Industrial Dream In 1911 - Aditi Dey, Anish Pendharkar - 14 Oct 2019
Achieving the Sdgs: As New Leaders Emerge, Can Scientists Scale Up Policy Impact? - Sylvia Croese, Santiago Mejía-Dugand - 3 Oct 2019
How Labour Conditions at Construction Sites Are Leading To Higher Rates of Child Malnutrition - Divya Ravindranath - 27 Sep 2019
A Car Free City: Utopian Dream or Realistic Vision? - Andy Hong - 20 Sep 2019
Causal Inference and Its Importance for Sustainable Urban Growth - Jairo Alejandro Gómez Escobar - 17 Sep 2019
Creative Experiments in Cities Can Lead To New Jobs and Sustainable Infrastructures - Liza Rose Cirolia - 2 Sep 2019
Income Mobility and Inequality In Colombian Cities: Who Is Working Hardest To Close The Gap? - Mauricio Quiñones Domínguez - 28 Aug 2019
Why Using Open Data Tools Is Critical To Understanding How Cities Grow - Jorge Eduardo Patiño Quinchía - 16 Aug 2019
Knowing the 21st Century City - Michael Keith - 26 Jul 2019
Knowledge-Sharing: One More Skill Academics Have to Learn - Santiago Mejía-Dugand - 13 Jun 2019
Talking SDG Implementation in Cape Town - Sylvia Croese - 12 Jun 2019
Solving a Community's Problem: The Dilemma between Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods - Edwar A. Calderón - 7 Jun 2019
Bangalore through the Eyes of a Mathematician - Rafael Prieto Curiel - 9 May 2019
Bangalore Retreat 2019 - Neha Sami and Mikal Mast - 12 Apr 2019
Bangalore through the Eyes of an Earth Scientist - Jorge Eduardo Patiño Quinchía - 21 Jan 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://www.peak-urban.org/blogs
 
Description PEAK Urban research was promoted in an opinion piece on How COVID-19 upended informal workers worldwide 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PEAK Urban research was promoted in an opinion piece on How COVID-19 upended informal workers worldwide in Thomson Reuters on 14 December 2020. Researchers quoted in piece include Nobukhosi Ngwenya, Bhawani Buswala and Juan Carlos Duque
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://news.trust.org/item/20201214132919-93fg5/
 
Description PEAK Urban researchers participate in public event to close out second PEAK Urban retreat 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The Medellin 2020 retreat ended with a public event at which PEAK Urban researchers presented on their experiences visiting field sites in three neighbourhoods (Moravia, Comuna 13 and Juan Bobo). The presentations were followed by panel discussions involving city councilors, local community leaders, researchers, etc. The rector of EAFIT openned the event with a short presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description PEAK researchers were cited in an article on green space in City Monitor 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'With green space equity, it's all about proximity and quality' - City Monitor. 27 October, 2020. Reported by John Surico. PEAK Urban researchers cited include Michael Keith, Jorge Patiño, Samuel Yutong Cai and ChengHe Guan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://citymonitor.ai/community/with-green-space-equity-its-all-about-proximity-and-quality
 
Description PRIA - Collaborative Workshop on Participatory Research Methods (Michael Keith) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact On the 22nd of November 2021, a half day workshop was held between the University of Oxford PEAK Urban team (Mayanka Mukherji and Micha