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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Balakrishnan K (2019) A method for urban population density prediction at 30m resolution in Cartography and Geographic Information Science

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Bani Gill (2020) Covid-19, Undocumented Migrants, and Race: A view from India in Chakra: A Nordic Journal of South Asian Studies

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Bhan G (2020) Informal work and maternal and child health: a blind spot in public health and research. in Bulletin of the World Health Organization

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Cai Y (2020) Prenatal, Early-Life, and Childhood Exposure to Air Pollution and Lung Function: The ALSPAC Cohort. in American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 EAFIT-URBAM internal funding
Amount $1,700 (USD)
Organisation EAFIT University 
Sector Academic/University
Country Colombia
Start 10/2019 
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 07/2019 
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 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 08/2019 
End 07/2022
 
Description Oxford Martin School Programme on Informal Cities
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 05/2022
 
Description Research Assistant- EAFIT/RISE
Amount $500 (USD)
Organisation RISE 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Research monitoring awarded - EAFIT/RISE
Amount $250 (USD)
Organisation RISE 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
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 10/2018 
End 04/2020
 
Description Skye Foundation Scholarship
Amount £105,122 (GBP)
Organisation Skye Foundation Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2022
 
Description UNU-WIDER SA-TIED RFRP (South African Treasury) research funding and data access
Amount R 0 (ZAR)
Organisation United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country Finland
Start 04/2019 
End 03/2020
 
Description Urban Analytics
Amount £79,319 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
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 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 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 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 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). 
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 '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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Participating on the Tsinghua Sustainable Urbanisation Conference in Beijing (12-16 December 2017) 
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 programme for the conference consisted on various sessions and meetings: Tsinghua: Meeting with the team at the Institute of China Sustainable Urbanisation, PKU: Meeting with the PKU team about the PEAK project, PKU: Meeting with the PKU team about the PEAK project, meeting with the leadership team at Schwartzman College - Michael's meeting with Kaifeng Foundation and Kaifeng Chair: Whitney Duan, Ministry of Commerce - Training Department: Discussion on migration and urban development issues related to One Belt One Road Initiative. On the final two days Tongji University Sustainable Urban Development and the Sichuan University and with Professor Keith engaged on a discussion on migration and urban development related to the One Belt One Road Initiative, with the aim to share insights of the first phase of research results among stakeholders and finalise the mid term report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Personeria de Medellín (Observatory for resetling and internal migrations), Mesa Municipal de Victimas- EAFIT-URBAM, 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 We presented our collaborative research project URBAM-RISE to the Director of the Observatory of Resetlement and Movement of Populations, also the Mesa de Victimas. The main purpose of the meeting was to make official our collaboration between EAFIT and Personería de Medellin. We set up the MOU guidelines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Physician's Briefing 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 Physician's Briefing 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.physiciansbriefing.com/pediatrics-15/high-blood-pressure-health-news-358/global-prevalen...
 
Description Picacho con Futuro: EAFIT-URBAM 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit and fieldtrip to Picacho sector to talk and to know the private stakeholder Cooperative CONFIAR who is developing a 1,200 social housing units in a poheripheral area of the city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Plenary Session: Racism, the city and the state, at the Racial Displacements: Peripheries, Camps, Resistance Conference (University of Birmingham, 18-19 June 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's plenary session was dedicated to Cross and Keith's edited volume Racism, the city and the state [Routledge], 25 years after its publication. This session offered a space to bring race, ethnicity, the city and statecraft under the same analytical framework, as well as examine some important questions, such as: What are the legacies of that volume? How and what can we- today - learn from it? What similar attempts have been made, and how do they matter for our critical engagement? How can research on race, displacement, global and urban peripheries learn from theoretical and empirical studies which consider the urban, the racial and the state within one analytical framework?
After a brief talk by each of the panellists, a convivial conversation took place within the panel and together with the public, in view of generating new insights, heuristic perspectives. The members of the panel were; Dr ANA RITA ALVES (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Professor KARIM MURJI (University of the West of London, UK), Professor MARY PATTILLO (Northwestern University, US), Professor ABDOUMALIQ SIMONE (Max Plank Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany), Dr MELISSA VALLE (Rutgers University-Newark, US).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/superdiversity-institute/events/2018-conference/index...
 
Description Policy briefing - Uncovering the internal structure of a terrorist group 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Policy briefing related to a research article. The brief provides an analysis of attacks perpetrated by the Boko Haram jihadist group near the Lake Chad region via a mathematical algorithm providing critical insight into the group's structure and level of coordination.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.peak-urban.org/publications/uncovering-structure-and-mobility-patterns-boko-haram-terror...
 
Description Predicting the aqueduct and sewerage demands in Rionegro using models- 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 We presented the progress of the consultancy project that we are developing for EPM. The consultancy started in March 2020 and ends in September 2020. It aims to predict the aqueduct and sewerage demands in Rionegro using a model that we adapted from our research work in urban growth within the PEAK urban programme. In this presentation, we showed the progress that we have made so far in the consultancy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.epm.com.co/site/
 
Description Presentation at stakeholders workshop on Xiongan city development - 'Sino-UK Future Cities Forum 2018', 25th March 
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 Event was organised by Hebei University New Campus on 25th March on 'Sino-UK Future Cities Forum 2018'. It brought together significant development stakeholders: senior academics, senior policy makers and politicians, senior private sector representatives (Mayor of London, Chief Executive of the board of Canary Wharf etc.) Professor Keith spoke in the session on Future Cities Dialogue - building green, smart and resiliant cities. He was also scoping the potential for collaboration of PEAK Urban in the development of the new city Xiongan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation on data science at DFID 
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 Neave O'Clery gave a presentation at the UK's Department for International Development in March 2018 for a variety of policy makers interested in data science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Rafael Preito Curiel publishes a series of blogs on migration issues in Animal Politico 
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 Rafael Preito Curiel publishes a series of blogs on migration issues in Animal Politico from Oct-Dec 2019

Why move and why not to move? - https://www.animalpolitico.com/blog-invitado/que-te-motiva-a-migrar-y-que-te-detiene/
More migration, please - https://www.animalpolitico.com/blog-invitado/mas-migracion-por-favor/
Not everything is perfect with respect to migration - https://www.animalpolitico.com/blog-invitado/la-migracion-no-todo-es-perfecto/
Are we living in an exodus with so much migration? - https://www.animalpolitico.com/blog-invitado/es-la-epoca-del-exodo-con-tanta-migracion/
We hardly know anything about migration - https://www.animalpolitico.com/blog-invitado/de-la-migracion-conocemos-muy-poco/
What should preoccupy and occupy us in terms of migration - https://www.animalpolitico.com/blog-invitado/lo-que-nos-preocupa-y-nos-ocupa-de-la-migracion/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.animalpolitico.com/blog-invitado/migracion-la-historia-de-nunca-acabar/
 
Description Rafael Preito Curiel publishes blog about urban growth patterns in Indian cities 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 Rafael Preito Curiel publishes blog about urban growth patterns in Indian cities in Citizen Matters on 19 Sep 2019 entitled "Bengaluru is the future of dozens of Indian cities"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://bengaluru.citizenmatters.in/bengaluru-indian-asian-cities-size-growth-governance-infrastructu...
 
Description Rafael Preito Curiel publishes blog on the problem with buying electric cars 
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 Rafael Preito Curiel publishes blog on the problem with buying electric cars in Animal Politico (Mexican online paper) on 4 Oct 2019 with the title "Please don't buy an electric car!"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.animalpolitico.com/blog-invitado/por-favor-no-compres-un-automovil-electrico/
 
Description Rafael Prieto Curiel presents his research at security workshop at the OECD Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat in Paris on 17 Sep 2019 
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 Rafael Prieto Curiel presents his research on mathematical analysis of Boko Haram terrorism and cross-border security at security workshop at the OECD Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat in Paris on 17 Sep 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rafael Prieto Curiel publishes article on migration in Razon Pública 
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 Rafael Prieto Curiel publishes article on migration in Razon Pública (Colombia online news outlet), on 9 Dec 2019 entitled "Myths and facts about migration"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://razonpublica.com/mitos-y-verdades-sobre-la-migracion/
 
Description Renal and Urology News 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 Renal and Urology News 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.renalandurologynews.com/home/news/nephrology/hypertension/worldwide-prevalence-hypertens...
 
Description Research Committee on Urban and Regional Development Conference: In and Beyond the City: Emerging Ontologies, Persistent Challenges and Hopeful Futures, September 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The session was under the name: Studying emergent urbanisms: Reflections and propositions from method and practice. This conference search for perspectives that support changing theoretical, practical and empirical terrains, where discussion intended to move beyond conventional understandings and encourage an inclusive framing that allow innovative planetary comparisons that are not confined to a North - South divide. Overall this session, as the rest, encouraged a critical approach to agendas for the future in cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://rc21delhi2019.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Updated_Detailed_Program_16_9.pdf
 
Description Research presentation on urban agglomeration at "Data Natives" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I gave a 15 minute presentation on work with N O'Clery about data study of agglomeration of firms in the US
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Research visit 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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I met with two principal collaborators at the MIT media lab, Isabella Loaiza Saa and Esteban Moro, as we put together a research project. We also shared this project with other academic collaborators as well as global media lab partners (lawyers, experts from international bodies) in a weekly media lab meeting, and discussed further direction and policy-related applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Rishika Rangarajan writes about research on clean cooking in 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 Rishika Rangarajan co-authors article on Why India's urban poor struggle to transition to clean cooking despite grave health impacts, published in the Conversation on February 18, 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://theconversation.com/why-indias-urban-poor-struggle-to-transition-to-clean-cooking-despite-gr...
 
Description Road use and air pollution during the traffic-free Ciclovía in Bogotá in Colombia: towards a natural experiment - GCRF networking event. 
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 Using cameras to measure behaviors on the road. If we can measure that the ciclovía is faster and healthier than the existing alternatives, perhaps we can push the policymakers to reconsider the mobility pyramid in our cities. Cameras can be used to estimate the number of participants, their transport modality, as well as the traffic flow during normal hours.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SPACE UK virtual event in Feb 2021 - Interview with Professor Michael Keith 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
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 your highlighting of the dark city, which you could argue Covid has underscored. Particularly with reference to office demand, and the potential change in the dynamics of cities vs suburban areas (ref: hub and spoke 'distributed' offices, for example). Covering a topic related to the forces driving changing urban spaces.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.space-plus.org/space-uk
 
Description Samuel Heroy publishes blog on using big data to understand mass migration trends in the Angle Journal and Oxford Medium channel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Samuel Heroy publishes blog on using big data to understand mass migration trends in the Angle Journal on 2 Oct 2019. Cross posted on Oxford Medium channel on 28 Oct 2019 https://medium.com/oxford-university/big-data-for-understanding-mass-migration-trends-ab820109327b
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://anglejournal.com/article/2019-10-big-data-for-understanding-mass-migration-trends/
 
Description Santiago Mejía Dugand publishes a series of blogs in Vivir en el Poblado 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Santiago Mejía Dugand publishes a series of blogs in Vivir en el Poblado (Medellin media website) between 2018-2020.

Communities in the center of urban transformation: a transdisciplinary look - https://vivirenelpoblado.com/peak-urban-transformacion-urbana/
From inhabiting to caring - https://vivirenelpoblado.com/crisis-climatica-y-de-la-perdida-de-biodiversidad/
Cities and their contribution to SDGs - https://vivirenelpoblado.com/desarrollo-sostenible-santiago-mejia/
Glocalization: thinking globally, acting locally - https://vivirenelpoblado.com/glocalizacion-pensar-globalmente-actuar-localmente/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020
URL https://vivirenelpoblado.com/peak-urban-transformacion-urbana/
 
Description Santiago Mejía-Dugand attend launch of SDG Center for Latin America and the Caribbean 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Santiago Mejía-Dugand attended the launch of the SDG Center for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Centre is which is hosted at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, and serves as a hub for professors, civil society, and political leaders in Latin America as they develop solutions to the unique development challenges countries in the region face. The Center was launched with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank, and in partnership with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. It joins a network of similar Centers around the world, in Southeast Asia, Africa, China, and the Middle East. The launch was attended by over 500 people, and Santiago took the opportunity to network and introduce people to his work on the PEAK Urban programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://unsdsn.org/news/2018/10/01/launch-of-the-sdg-center-for-latin-america-and-the-caribbean/
 
Description Santiago Mejía-Dugand 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 Santiago Mejía-Dugand from Universidad EAFIT presented on 'Symbiosis or parasitism? Exploring the city-region relationship through the support capacity' in Panel 4: Urban Systems and Services at the IIHS Urban Annual Research Conference in Bangalore India on 10 January 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://iihs.co.in/research/conferences/urban-arc-2019/
 
Description Santiago Mejía-Dugand publishes article in El Spectador 
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 Santiago Mejía-Dugand publishes article on 'Cities in transition, a look at the SDGs, governance and territorial planning' in El Spectador on 13 August 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.elespectador.com/noticias/nacional/ciudades-en-transicion-una-mirada-a-los-ods-la-gobern...
 
Description Scoping brief on how to reopen Medellín Colombia using mobile phone data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I wrote a policy research brief using data from mobile phones to demonstrate how the city of Medellín could be reopened using limited movement corridors. We used the mobile phone data to generate a map of which regions could have mobility restrictions relaxed in order for residents to return to work while limiting overall mobility in the city. The title of the document is "COMMUTE AND MOBILITY PATTERNS EVIDENCED FROM TELECOMMUNICATIONS DATA CAN INFORM REOPENING STRATEGIES AFTER COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS." The document was released on the PEAK website, sent to local Medellín policymakers as well as researchers at EAFIT University, and tweeted about.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.peak-urban.org/publications/commute-and-mobility-patterns-evidenced-telecommunications-d...
 
Description Shriya Anand and Neha Sami presented on 'Towards A New Generation of Urban Practitioners' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Shriya Anand and Neha Sami presented on 'Towards A New Generation of Urban Practitioners: Diversity and Inclusion' at the 2020 60th ACSP annual conference, November 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.acsp.org/events/EventDetails.aspx
 
Description Shriya Anand prepared an exhibition titled "Nakshe Kathe | Becoming Bangalore: Maps, Stories 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Shriya Anand prepared an exhibition titled "Nakshe Kathe | Becoming Bangalore: Maps, Stories" about Bangalore's transformation over the last 150 years for IIHS' annual urban conference, Urban Arc, January 2020. The audience included around 70-80 urban scholars and researchers from across the world who attended Urban Arc, as well as residents and researchers from the city of Bangalore since it was a public exhibition. This exhibition will form the core of the Bangalore Urban Observatory that we are developing through the PEAK programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://iihs.co.in/research/conferences/urban-arc-2020/
 
Description Shriya Anand presentation on The Bangalore Urban Observatory 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Shriya Anand presented on 'The Bangalore Urban Observatory', at the IIHS Urban Arc conference on Urban Imaginaries in January 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Shriya Anand presented on 'Informality and the Food Economy in Bangalore' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Shriya Anand presented on 'Informality and the Food Economy in Bangalore' at the event titled: Localising the SDGs through an Urban Food Lens in the Global South, organised by ICLEI and the Hungry Cities project in November 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://hungrycities.net/propagation/localising-the-sdgs-through-an-urban-food-lens-in-the-global-so...
 
Description Shriya Anand was interviewed and cited in "Credit Scheme Excludes Majority of Street Vendors" in Newsclick 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Shriya Anand was interviewed and cited in "Credit Scheme Excludes Majority of Street Vendors; Unions Warn of Soaring Social Tension" in Newsclick on 8 Jun 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.newsclick.in/Credit-Scheme-Excludes-Majority-Street-Vendors-Unions%20Warn-Soaring-Social...
 
Description Shriya Anand was interviewed and cited in "Lockdown Challenge: How many hungry people are there in Bengaluru?" in Citizen Matters 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Shriya Anand was interviewed and cited in "Lockdown Challenge: How many hungry people are there in Bengaluru?" in Citizen Matters on 7 May 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://bengaluru.citizenmatters.in/how-many-hungry-people-in-lockdown-bengaluru-45206
 
Description Shriya Anand was interviewed and cited in "Street vendors are claimants, not intruders" in Citizen Matters 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Shriya Anand was interviewed and cited in "Street vendors are claimants, not intruders" in Citizen Matters, 29 Jan 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://bengaluru.citizenmatters.in/street-vendors-rights-protection-livelihood-covid-56376
 
Description Space-time accessibility measures with policymakers 
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 We discussed the opportunities to include the results from future space-time accessibility measures that will be developed as part of PEAK in future policies and plans. The main aim was to understand what outputs where more useful for policy planing and what kind of questions they would like to get answers to. We got very good insight into the expected outcomes of our models being developed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sudeshna Mitra presentation at RC21 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Sudenshna Mitra (IIHS) presented on 'Financialisation of Land and Builtform and the Role of the Periurban' at the RC21 Conference in Delhi, India in September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335977321_Financialisation_of_Land_and_Builtform_and_the_Ro...
 
Description System of Crossed Subsidies to funding Utilities in Colombia- EAFIT/RISE 
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 Starting activities of Experts Board about modifications on the System of Crossed Subsidies to funding Utilities in Colombia also known as Stratification.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.dnp.gov.co/Plan-Nacional-de-Desarrollo/Paginas/Bases-del-Plan-Nacional-de-Desarrollo-2018...
 
Description Tao Liu authors 'How Bad Assumptions Derail Epidemic Prevention' 
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 Tao Liu writes article on 'How Bad Assumptions Derail Epidemic Prevention' published in Sixth Tone on 15 May 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1005662/how-bad-assumptions-derail-epidemic-prevention
 
Description Tao Liu presented on 'Regional linkages and COVID-19 risk under the influence of human mobility' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Tao Liu presented on 'Regional linkages and COVID-19 risk under the influence of human mobility' at the Regional Integration and Coordinated Development of Population, Resources and Environment conference held by the China Population Association in Shanghai in December 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Tao Liu presented on 'Spatial and temporal dynamics of the spread of the COVID-19 in China from the perspective of population movement' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Tao Liu presented on 'Spatial and temporal dynamics of the spread of the COVID-19 in China from the perspective of population movement - a comparative study of traditional data and big data' at the 4th Forum on Population Migration and Sustainable Development hosted by the China Population Association in Wuhan in September 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Tao Liu presented on 'Spatial patterns and trendiness of population inflows in urban agglomerations' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Tao Liu presented on 'Spatial patterns and trendiness of population inflows in urban agglomerations' at the Annual Meeting of the Special Committee on Population Migration and Urbanization of the Chinese Population Society, hosted by the China Population Association in Xinxiang in September 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Tao Liu publishes blog on the impact of population mobility on the spread of Covid-19 in Wuhan 
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 publishes blog on the impact of population mobility on the spread of Covid-19 in Wuhan in The Paper on 1 Feb 2020 with the title "The closer to Wuhan, the higher incidence of COVID-19? The Reality may be more complicated".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_5719325
 
Description The Clinical Advisor 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 The Clinical Advisor 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.clinicaladvisor.com/home/topics/cardiovascular-disease-information-center/prevalence-of-...
 
Description The Daily Mail 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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Daily Mail 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.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7545707/Twice-children-high-blood-pressure-did-decade-ago...
 
Description The PEAK Urban blog series covers topics such as research, events, engagement and impact 
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 blogs since the last reporting period:

11 March 2021 - "It is the debt which kills the person": Mobile livelihoods and long-lockdowns in Delhi by Bhawani Buswala;
3 March 2021 - World Book Day 2021: reading about cities while we stay at home by Rosaleen Cunningham;
23 February 2021 - Citizen science for SDG 11 in African cities by Sylvia Croese;
22 February 2021 - Why India's urban poor struggle to transition to clean cooking despite grave health impacts by Rishiki Rangarajan;
16 December 2020 - The Vulnerable Foundations of India's Urbanism by Gautam Bhan;
14 December 2020 - How the COVID-19 pandemic upended informal workers worldwide by John Surico;
11 December 2020 - In Conversation With: Rafael Prieto Curiel;
30 November 2020 - The resilient and the future: Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Cape Town, South Africa? by Neil Hassan;
26 November 2020 - Newton: forecasting water demand with data-driven urban growth modeling by Jairo Alejandro Gómez and Juan Carlos Duque;
16 October 2020 - With green space equity, it's all about proximity and quality by John Surico;
11 September 2020 - COVID-19: how population movement challenges public health by Tao Liu, Qiujie Shi and Yunxia Zhuo;
18 August 2020 - Pandemic Exposure: Platform Infrastructure in Public Use by Aditie Surie;
5 August 2020 - City drains, environment, and emergent margins in India by Bhawani Buswala;
23 July 2020 - What's in a name? Belonging! by Juan Pablo Orjuela;
8 July 2020 - Tackling COVID-19 in informal settlements in Cape Town by Warren Smit;
16 June 2020 - How Marriage Affects Chinese Cities by Kangni Chai;
3 June 2020 - What Can the Growth of the Beijing Metropolitan Area Teach Us About Cities? by Qiujie Shi and Guangzhong Cao;
14 May 2020 - Urban green space in Medellín: Who has the least? by Jorge E. Patiño;
8 May 2020 - Understanding the Implications of the COVID-19 Lockdown on Migrant Workers' Children by Divya Ravindranath;
6 May 2020 - Locked Down and Locked In: COVID-19 and African Migrants in India by Bani Gill;
4 May 2020 - Photo Essay: A Study of Contrasts in Bengaluru's 'High-tech' Zone by Pooja Rao and SD Suman;
1 May 2020 - How the Coronavirus Outbreak Is Also a Socio-Economic Inequality Issue by Neethi P;
27 April 2020 - Keep cities moving during the global COVID-19 pandemic by Andy Hong;
22 April 2020 - A new lens on deindustrialization in cities of the Global South by Neha Sami;
14 April 2020 - Reflections from Lockdown: On safety, being queer, and home by Neil Hassan;
10 April 2020 - Why the issue of migrant security should be a top priority in India's COVID response by Gautam Bham;
8 April 2020 - 13th De Noviembre, more than a date: Some urban reflections from Medellín's Comunas by the working group on land occupation;
31 March 2020 - PEAK Urban during the Coronavirus Pandemic by Mikal Mast;
24 March 2020 - Human mobility spreads COVID-19, but whose mobility? by Qiujie Shi and Tao Liu
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.peak-urban.org/blogs
 
Description The Past, Present, and Future of Urban Footprint Growth of Latin American Cities 
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 Presentation of the Urban Growth Framework to a public audience and the Engineering Faculty of EAFIT University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The newcomers' right to the city. Decolonial commoning practices and intersectional spatial justice, Amsterdam 2021 
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 The workshop was organised by the University of Amsterdam, Centre for Urban Studies, and Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study and is part of the outcomes of the RE---HOUSING project (funded by the EU's Horizon 2020,research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska---Curie). Professor Keith participated as chair of various sessions (i.e. .Contesting camps and policies of exclusion) and in the closing remarks of the event.

During this NIAS Talk it was explored commoning practices used by the newcomers as a way of self-organisation and the concept of spatial justice for an increasingly heterogeneous urban society. The moving populations which cross borders heading to Europe and North America contest and destabilize both territorial certainties and established urban policies. In public debates these displaced people are often framed as passive recipients of the State, NGO or philanthropic practices. However, newcomers themselves ­organize, struggle and generate movements of insurgent citizenship, claim the right to the (centre of the) city and enact the production of collective housing and shared common spaces based on principles of solidarity and mutual help.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://nias.knaw.nl/events/newcomers-right-to-the-city/
 
Description The returns to inter-city migration with Banco de la República- EAFIT/RISE 
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 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 Those who are going to live in another city in the country Interurban migration is a lottery, but many risk it by Eduardo Lora 
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 Author invited general audiences to reflect about challenges faced by migrants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.dinero.com/opinion/columnistas/articulo/los-que-se-van-a-vivir-a-otra-ciudad-del-pais-po...
 
Description Tim Schwanen presented at 'The City of Tomorrow' public event at the Royal Geographical Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Tim Schwanen presentation on "City of Tomorrow: Urban mobility" at the Royal Geographical Society on 24 Oct 2019. The audience were of various backgrounds: geography teachers, sixth formers, members of the RGS, geographers teaching at teaching oriented universities across the country, members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.rgs.org/events/
 
Description Tim Schwanen presented on "The Future of Urban Mobility" at St Edwards School, Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Tim Schwanen presented a "The Future of Urban Mobility", seminar at St Edwards School on 22 Jan 2020, attended by pupils (sixth form/A-levels) from 3 schools across Oxford and surroundings; expected impact: changed understanding of key drivers of change in urban transport across global North and South, with better insights in roles of technological development, geographies of change, business models and acceptability by citizenry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description UK-China Future Cities Forum (Baoding, China) 
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 In collaboration with the British Embassy Beijing, Oxford team members and a Oxfordshire County Council delegation participated in a UK-China Future Cities Forum held at Baoding, China on Sunday 23 March. Other participants included the Lord Mayor of London and the Canary Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/chinese-city-looks-to-oxfordshire-for-green-transport-know-how-to-fig...
 
Description UK-China Workshop City Futures and Contemporary Urban Research 
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 Tim Schwanen gave a presentation about how transformations in urban transport can be reconceptualised during the UK-China Workshop City Futures and Contemporary Urban Research, which was held at the Kaifeng Humanities and Social Science Library at Tsinghua University on 11-12 July 2018 in Beijing. The event is co-hosted by the Future Cities Network of the University of Oxford and the Kaifeng Foundation. The presentation argued for a post/decolonial approach to thinking about sociotechnical transitions in urban mobility. It brought together conceptual thinking undertaken as part of the PEAK Urban project (for which Schwanen is a Co-I) with conceptual and empirical work as part of the DEPICT project (for which he is PI). It sparked a series of questions afterwards, as well as discussion about how to best develop a decolonial approach to transitions in urban mobility and how attempts to formalise informal transport can best be understood as part of wider transformations in urban mobility.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK-China Workshop, City Futures and Contemporary Urban Research 
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 This workshop, taking place on 11-12 July 2018 in Beijing, brought together senior researchers from the UK and China whose work focuses on thinking about city futures. This workshop invited currently funded ESRC projects to consider contemporary discussions of Chinese cities and their interaction with other Chinese metropolises using a multi-disciplinary perspective that combines environmental, social, economic and political research. It provided an opportunity for projects that are linked to a single ESRC research stream both to air early findings and network with other projects in the ESRC Urban Transformations programme. Papers combined research challenges and outcomes when discussing contemporary urban problems. The workshop offered the opportunity to consider these futures and how a dialogue between research in China and urban studies globally might open up new ways of thinking about the future city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/event/city-futures-and-contemporary-urban-research/
 
Description Unidad de Víctimas Medellín: EAFIT-URBAM 
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 TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description University of Oxford Mathematical Institute course c5.10 Mathematics and Data Science for Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Development and delivery of new undergraduate/postgraduate course on mathematics and data science for development, with over 50 enrolled students from at least 3 departments (maths, stats, OII).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://courses.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/37112
 
Description Urban ARC placeholder: Plenary panel on Urban Science 
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 "Cities are complex open systems. Regardless of their age, function, location or levels of affluence, they have the propensity to combine material forms, cultural norms and technological change in novel ways. Seeing the city as a complex evolving system, characterised by path dependency, multi-dimensionality and non- stationarity, necessitates that we embrace emerging paradigms that provide new tools and perspectives to illuminate urban interactions, flows and dynamics. 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).

The notion of studying urban futures 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). There is an urgent need to work towards the development of a global urban science that is geared towards impact and
is accountable in its role in shaping urban regions.

This panel aims to reflect on the challenges and opportunities that academics, educators and practitioners across the world need to recognise, engage with and begin to address to develop a collective approach to move towards a set of more equitable and sustainable
urban futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Urban Transitions Global Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Hong attended the Urban Transitions Global Summit (Sitges, Spain) as a delegate on the theme: Transportation and Health. The aim of the summit was to promote healthy urban development by bringing together different disciplines working within cities including world leading experts on urban and transport planning, architecture, environmental exposures, physical activity, and public health and governance to discuss current challenges and solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.elsevier.com/events/conferences/urban-transitions
 
Description Virtual roundtable: The Diaspora Initiative and Romanian Women in the UK entitled Bilateral relations and the Romanian Diaspora 
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 Roundtable being organised by the Foreign Policy Centre, The Diaspora Initiative and Romanian Women in the UK entitled Bilateral relations and the Romanian Diaspora in the UK. The roundtable brought together policy and decision-makers from the UK and Romania, as well as the civil society to discuss approaches to a more effective engagement with the Romanian diaspora. Building upon a recent report published by the Foreign Policy Centre - Understanding the Romanian diaspora in the UK in 2020 - the discussion was structured around two themes: 'Past and present challenges', and 'Identifying solutions for the future'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Vivir en el poblado- Medellin no tiene mar 
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 discussed how cities in the interior, such as Medellin, also have responsibilities when it comes to SDG14 (Life below water), despite being so far away from them the ocean.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Workshop/Panel participation: UK-China Workshop: City Futures and Contemporary Urban Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This workshop brought together senior researchers from the UK and China whose work focuses on thinking about city futures. In general, the discussions initial point was the recognition that the future of China and the future of most of the world is urban. Participants then focus on how will the future of the city shape these futures, how should we understand the cultures of the future city, its private interests and public spaces that bring together rich and poor, migrants and residents old employment and new companies, old ways of working and revolutions in technology that will generate challenges that are common across the world. Whether the answer to these challenges is bespoke and local or universal and scalable is less clear. The workshop will consider these futures and how a dialogue between research in China and urban studies globally might open up new ways of thinking about the future city. Professor Keith and Professor Tim Schwannen chair the second panel. Professor Keith talk was the 'City prospects: the future of the city? Philosophies of commensuration, value and worth in the future city'. Among the members participating were Professor Changchun Feng, from Peking University, Professor Wenqi Lin, Tsinghua University; Centre on Technological Innovation, Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Institute and Dr Dong Li, Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Institute, Professor Dabo Guan, University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/full-programme-1.pdf
 
Description Workshops with low-income women in Itagüí - Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact We had three different workshops in early 2020 to discuss barriers women in Itagüí (Colombia) face to access a healthy life. The main purpose was to build a team of women in the area interested in our study and this was achieved. We now have a team called Dimú of 40 women in peri urban Itagüí which have engaged in various ways with our research such as collecting air pollution exposure data, GPS data, and qualitative data through various story telling exercises. A second purpose of the workshops was to define three research questions that were in line with their main interests and that could be achievable in the time left. This was also achieved successfully.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description strategies for re-activating the economy after effects of Covid-19- ProBogota- EAFIT/RISE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Discussion about strategies for re-activating the economy after effects of Covid-19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description technical specs required for Newton- a spatiotemporal growth modeling software - 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 Provide recommendations for the technical specs of the computing resources required to run Newton, a spatiotemporal growth modeling software that we are adapting for them under a consultancy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.epm.com.co/site/