Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Development Planning Unit

Abstract

Urban equality refers to the possibility of attaining an even distribution of access to resources, services and opportunities, as well as recognition of social diversity and inclusion in decisions that affects urban citizens' lives. Increasing rates of urban inequality since the 1990s affect directly prosperity and resilience outcomes in urban areas. Increasing rates of urban inequality hold back economic, social and political progress and can contribute to conflicts and extreme poverty. In the age of urbanisation, with more than half of the World's population living in urban areas, achieving urban equality is a major global challenge. Three quarters of the World's urban areas are more unequal today than they were 20 years ago. Close to 1 billion people worldwide live in informal settlements, deprived of basic services and livelihood opportunities. The challenge of urban inequality has inspired a new global discourse on the future of cities and urban areas. The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11, the 'urban' goal, emphasise the need to deliver inclusive cities. The New Urban Agenda (NUA) adopted by national governments in Quito, October 2016, asks for urban policies for a city that leave 'no one behind'.
The project 'Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality' (henceforth KNOW) seeks to develop research capacities in developing countries and in UK institutions that deliver ODA research, to deliver on the SDG11 and the NUA. KNOW focuses on the major knowledge gap in global policy agendas: delivering urban equality for inclusive cities of opportunities for all. The work programme focuses on three key challenges: achieving prosperity; building resilience to disasters and a changing climate; and addressing the persistent problem of extreme poverty.
The work programme is divided in six work packages. Three work packages focus on learning-by-doing, that is, doing research as a means to build capacity. Work Package 1 will deliver city-relevant research in several countries including Perú, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Tanzania, Uganda, Sierra Leona, India, and Sri Lanka. In each case, KNOW will support the formation of a network of overseas and local academics, and stakeholders who will work together to identify the specific challenges associated with urban inequality that emerge in each city. Work Package 2 will use different case-based experiences to develop a comparative programme of research across cities, exploring the challenges of prosperity, resilience, and extreme poverty. Work Package 3 will focus on develop an 'Ethics of Practice' for urban research, within the framework of the Global Challenges Research Fund.
Three work packages will focus on delivering capacities to maximise the impact of research. Work Package 4 will focus on how to translate research into practice, working with key policy makers, intermediaries, and activists to explore the development of urban policy following the programme of research in each city. Work Package 5 will focus on how to maximise the impact of research in education, particularly focusing on the education of planners in the Global South. Finally, Work Package 6 will examine the UK-based capacities to deliver ODA-research for urban equality, seeking to strength current areas of work and develop a new transdisciplinary field of research practice.
KNOW will be coordinated by the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, a recognised institution with a track record of 60+ years of applied research to deliver socially and environmentally just cities in the global south. KNOW also build on a consolidated network of partners in urban areas, capable to deliver an ambitions, international, and interdisciplinary urban research. These partners constitute the locus for a worldwide network of Urban Hubs that, strengthen by the experience in KNOW, will deliver a long-term agenda of research for urban equality.

Planned Impact

The project focuses on delivering a multi-level programme of impact. The case studies will deliver impact at local and national levels. Within the city, the main benefits will be to local governments and communities. For local governments, the project will help to develop and assess policy and strategies to deliver urban equality. For communities, the project will support processes to improve recognition and participation in urban governance, and deliver context-specific projects whose outcomes will benefit directly. In the long term, the reduction of inequality in urban areas will have an overall impact on the prosperity and well-being of all citizens in each city. Beneficiaries in each city include:
Tanzania: Centre for Community Initiatives (CCI); Tanzanian Federation for the Urban Poor (TFUP)
Freetown: Freetown City Council; YMCA SL; Centre of Dialogue on Human Settlements and Poverty Alleviation
Kampala: Community Groups: KCCA, ACTogether, KALOCODE, TWESUNDA
Lima: CENCA, CIDAP and Foro Ciudades para la Vida
Havana: Neighbourhoods of Los Sitios; and the City Planning Office and the Municipality of Havana
Colombo: Women's Co-op; Sevanatha

The project will help to increase national government capacity to report on the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda, which will benefit in-country reporting offices. Partner organisations such as FLACSO, ACHR and the Indian Institute of Human Settlements have a track record of influencing national governments on urban-related matters.
At the international level the project will benefit international organisations with a focus on urban areas, and transnational civil society organisations which seek to deliver just transformations in urban areas.
UN-Habitat led the conference Habitat III and will play an important role in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. Following previous engagement of this team with UN-Habitat, this project will contribute priorities for implementation of urban policies that leave no one behind. The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) represents local and regional leaders worldwide, and organised the influential World Summit of Local Leaders which shaped the World Mayors Assembly at Habitat III. UCLG has a strong interest in forms of local governance that improve urban prosperity, and have highlighted urban inequality as a priority. KNOW will similarly benefit organisations that led the campaign for the adoption of the 'urban SDG', including achieving urban equality goals. These include, for example, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the World Urban Campaign, the Cities Alliance, the World Association of the Major Metropolises, the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development, the Communitas Coalition, and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI).
Findings will benefit organisations that work directly with the urban poor, for which urban inequality is an obstacle both to win representation in local governments and to deliver outcomes that improve poor people's wellbeing and livelihood opportunities. Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI), for example, will benefit directly from initiatives putting into practice their principles. The Habitat International Coalition (HIC) will benefit from thinking on urban equality that contributes directly to their ongoing debate on the right to the city. The association WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing) will benefit from the delivery of gender-sensitive strategies to achieve urban resilience and prosperity.
Contributions to the three challenges of prosperity, resilience and extreme poverty will help delivering a research programme of direct relevance for ODA programmes in the UK. DFID, particularly, can play a key role through urban interventions. The project will also benefit ODA research and implementation agencies, such as the Overseas Development Institute, the International Institute for Environment and Development, and Practical Action.

Publications

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Title 500 Years of Urban Diversity in Havana 
Description "500 Years of Urban Diversity in Havana", was an exhibition curated by Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) Havana City Partner, to celebrate the 500 anniversary of the city. It displays historic maps in high resolution, documents and imagery of the city through a chronological journey over 500 years of urban evolution. Historic maps and pictures are combined with analytical maps reflecting on the diversity of "the urban" and the dynamics that characterise it. The exhibition focuses in the interrelation between the built environment and the people that participated in its materialisation and has been using and thus shaping it for centuries. The richness brought by the diversity of interacting built forms and people becomes the main reason for celebration. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The purpose was to represent the 500 year history of Havana through an equality lens, aimed at university students, public officials and the general public. It is too early to comment on any impact. 
URL https://vimeo.com/359482086
 
Title 500 Years of Urban Diversity in Havana 
Description To mark the 500 year anniversary of the city, this exhibition has been curated through a partnership between Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW), led by the Bartlett Development Planning Unit at University College London (UCL) and "La Habana: Movilidad para la ciudad que queremos", led by Urban Research & Action Group, Faculty of Architecture, Universidad Tecnolólogica de La Habana José Antonio Echeverria (CUJAE). 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The purpose was to represent the 500 year history of Havana through an equality lens, aimed at university students, public officials and the general public. It is too early to comment on any impact. 
 
Title Becoming Bangalore: Maps, Stories 
Description Located in Southern India on the Deccan Plateau, Bangalore has been in existence for more than 450 years. In the 16th century, under the Vijayanagara Empire, Bangalore began to grow into a significant fortified settlement and market town, gaining regional dominance during the British Empire as a military or Cantonment town in the 1700s. While the older trading areas of Bangalore were under the control of the Mysore royal family, the northeastern parts were developed by the British. The patterns of urbanization that emerged under the British and the Mysore royal family continue to echo earlier economic activities as well as the older physical layout and design. Although Bangalore is now a global hub for information technology and biotechnology, it has a long history of manufacturing. Now the fifth largest urban agglomeration in India, its spatial footprint and population has more than doubled since the early 1990s. However, concerns remain about how sustainable or equitable this growth is. Rapid urbanisation, complex land markets, informalisation of work, a growing population, and consequent pressure on Bangalore's physical infrastructure and natural resources have led to serious socio-economic and environmental challenges. Unplanned utilisation of resources is making the city prone to severe water scarcity, as the city continues to grow out in areas where there are serious groundwater deficits. Drawing on research over the last two years, this exhibition charts the journey of a city, from a small trading settlement to contemporary Bangalore. It examines the city's multiple intersecting transitions over the past 150 years, illustrating the changes in its lakes and water bodies, its economic and industrial transition, and the expansion of transport infrastructure. These transitions are layered over Bangalore's physical and spatial features and the city's terrain. This exhibition was completed with support from the KNOW (Grant Ref: ES/P011055/1) and PEAK Urban (Grant Ref: ES/P011225/2) programmes, funded by UKRI's Global Challenge Research Fund. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The purpose was to represent the 450 year history of urbanisation in Bangalore through an equality lens, aimed at university students, public officials and the general public. It is too early to comment on any impact. 
URL http://iihs.co.in/research/conferences/urban-arc-2020/
 
Title KNOW Connections Diagram 
Description The KNOW Connections Diagram is a depiction of the Research and Capacity building relationships based on the "matrix" structure of KNOW. It has been published in Issue #2 of the In The KNOW 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The KNOW Connections Diagram has enables us to visually represent the partnerships across the KNOW programme 
URL https://indd.adobe.com/view/f1eb3619-fe35-4594-a641-51830dfeb673
 
Title KNOW Lima City Partner Introduction | One Square Metre in Lima 
Description Produced by Centro de Investigacion de la Arquitectura y la Ciudad (CIAC) - PUCP, in association with CENCA and CIDAP, as part of the Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) Programme. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact What makes a city unequal? Is it just a difference in how much is one square metre worth? How is the value of land determined? KNOW's Lima City Partners presents an introductory video on urban inequalities as experienced in everyday practices in the Peruvian capital. Find out more about life in different neighbourhoods within Lima and the methods the KNOW programme is envisioning to help coproduce pathways to urban equality. 
URL https://vimeo.com/342297011
 
Title Learning trajectories - Co-Learning for Action to Transform Freetown 
Description DPU MSc ESD/SLURC learning alliance. The way we learn how cities are made and by whom has significant consequences on how urban equality is pursued. Since 2017, the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC) at Njala University and the practice-based module of the MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development (ESD MSc) at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) / University College London (UCL) have formed a learning alliance that aims to co-produce actionable knowledge to support transformative actions towards a socially and environmentally just Freetown. On the ground, our learning alliance works in collaboration with local collectives of the urban poor across the city, the Federation of the Urban and Rural Poor (FEDURP) and partnering organisations working under the "Pull Slum Pan Pipul" (PSPP) programme. Every year, we are joined by a group of local interns and community facilitators whose capacity and knowledge strengthens the work of the alliance. In 2018/19, the learning alliance brought together 105 people from 35 countries, including staff from SLURC and DPU, ESD MSc students, local interns and community facilitators. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) project supports the educational work of SLURC, of which this co-learning alliance is one component. Our work in KNOW aims to understand how urban practitioners and everyday city-makers learn in different contexts, and how their learning trajectories enable them to promote urban equality. Video and photography by MSc ESD students 2017-2019 and KNOW team, 2019. The interviews were conducted by KNOW RF Julia Wesely and KNOW Co-I Adriana Allen, April - May 2019. Produced by Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality 2019 
URL https://vimeo.com/342726040
 
Title Statistics and maps of Metropolitan Lima by districts according to the 2017 census 
Description This publication contains a selection of tables and thematic maps prepared from the results of the 2017 National Census for Metropolitan Lima, including the provinces of Lima and Callao and the fifty districts that make them up. Our goal is to make available to citizens, researchers and public officials, relevant data to understand the city and act from it. The thematic maps show the distribution in the metropolitan territory of the variables that we consider most relevant. Statistical data is never neutral. From the selection of the topics to be included in the census to the way in which the indicators are constructed and the units of analysis are defined, the data always responds to a way of seeing the world and a way of understanding public action. In our case, the information selected and the way in which it is presented responds to two main budgets that we believe are good to explain. In the first place, we believe that Metropolitan Lima must be understood and treated in an integral way, beyond the administrative limits between the provinces and districts that make up the urban continuum. The historical separation between the provinces of Lima and Callao favors a fragmented public action and the imbalance in the distribution of costs and benefits generated by metropolitan dynamics. The fragmented reading of the city also makes it difficult to consolidate social movements of metropolitan scope with the capacity to propose and demand the urgent changes that the metropolis needs. Secondly, we consider that one of the main problems for the development of Metropolitan Lima and for the well-being of those who live in it is inequality. To combat inequality it is necessary to make it visible, so in this publication we focus our attention on some of its expressions, trying to show how it manifests itself in the metropolitan space. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact We seek to facilitate the analysis of the data and give the possibility that each interested person can reprocess the information and make new tables, graphs or thematic maps. Therefore, for each variable we have included statistical information at the district level in both absolute and relative figures. 
URL https://downloads.ctfassets.net/pdodv24mspgs/6Av3qdjM5SnIQ42CFhiXse/e3fa8f8ba55f26a8cad45450ae63d91e...
 
Title Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality Website 
Description www.urban-know.com is the dedicated online platform developed to facilitate online external outreach of the KNOW project over its four years. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Since its launch (11 July, 2018) the platform has provided a space to: • Promote and extend the outreach of the program via an online platform • Give the programme a global accessible presence • Provide key information about KNOW's structure, team, ongoing projects, and social media links • Promote KNOW events including the recent Dialogues in Urban Equality 1, 2, and 3 • Provide a place to upload and share Know Resources such as the KNOW Programme brochure and Dialogues in Urban Equality media recordings • Begin a data base of global partners through the urban-know mailing list 
URL http://www.urban-know.com
 
Title Website for KNOW's Lima city partner 
Description Website available in Spanish that will help to disseminate Lima's project with Spanish speaking audiences. To be articulated and integrated with Lima's section in the official KNOW website. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Website available in Spanish that will help to disseminate Lima's project with Spanish speaking audiences. To be articulated and integrated with Lima's section in the official KNOW website. 
URL http://www.conocimientoenaccion.pe
 
Description Ethics in Art, Design and Media Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Students in Arts, Design and Media encounter a diverse range of situations throughout their educational journey, which will invariably include ethical issues around or within their creative practices.

During this event we will explore questions such as:

How can we teach ethics better?
How can we best prepare our students to make ethical decisions around their practice?
What are the challenges and nuances for educators presented by diverse student journeys?
How can we navigate ethical issues and find solutions to enable ourselves and our students to fully explore their interests and opportunities in the creative disciplines?
How can ethical issues present sites for positive action and outcomes?
Where is the student/personal/institutional line which cannot be crossed?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2018/12/12/UAL-Teaching-Platform-Ethics-in-Arts-Design-and-Media-Educ...
 
Description Roundtable with Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif (Executive Director, UN-Habitat) Screen reader support enabled. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Round table discussion to discuss the priorities of the new Executive Director of UN-Habitat and
the development of a New Strategic Plan in the context of the SDGs. Additional presentation
and discussion of current urban research work at University of Oxford.

- Negotiating generic and science-based institutional ethics protocols as a performance researcher/practitioner
- Transnational, intercultural and/or migratory research ethics
- Addressing privilege and assymetries of power (for example resulting from institutional affiliation, financial capital, mobility, migratory status and others)
- The problematics of 'theorising' beyond our 'case studies'
- Difficulties and successes of interdisciplinary work
- Ethical questions attached to receiving institutional funding
- Negotiating 'performance' and 'ethnography' as distinct methods or disciplines
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/d3a808c5-ac36-4cb9-a5f5-63e36a948d16/
 
Description Seminar on the incidence of poverty, inequality, prosperity and disaster risk management policies in Latin American cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The academic event was organized within the framework of the KNOW WP2 project, with the objective of making political impact on the decision makers of the National Disaster Risk Management System (SINAGERD) on the research topics of the project. KNOW Partner Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) presented a paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 'Urban Law Day: Human Right in Cities' 
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 Urban Law Day is a specialised forum aiming to bring together a multidisciplinary circle of academics and practitioners interested in urban legislation, including planners, architects, policy makers, economists, urbanises, and lawyers.
The purpose of the Urban Law Day is to facilitate discussion, the exchange of views, networking, and the presentation of new research findings or emerging issues. The fifth Urban Law Day addressed specific legal issues linked to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/igh/igh-news/chwca-launch
 
Description 5th International Climate Adaption Conference 
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 Adaptation Futures 2018, the fifth in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation to climate change. The conference aimed to facilitate dialogues for solutions between key actors from diverse perspectives and regions and attracted over 1300 scientists, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers from around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/
 
Description 6th United Cities and Local Government (UCLG) Congress 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The 6th Congress of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders will take place on 11-15 November 2019 in Durban, South Africa.

This gathering will see representatives from the world of local and regional governments come together over five days to define the global agenda of cities and regions for the coming years and to develop inputs for the upcoming international processes.

This edtion will provide the opportunity to present progress in the implementation of the SDGs and their impacts at local level. It should also be the occasion to show the evolution of our World Organization within the framework of its 15th anniversary.

The KNOW team convened a panel Chaired by Michele Acuto (WP4), with presentations from Caren Levy (PI), Yvonne Aki-Sawyer (Mayor of Freetown), and Dr. Anelis María Marichal González (Institute of Physical Planning, Havana).

Working groups led by Braima Koroma (SLURC), Jorge Peña (CUJAE), Stephanie Butcher (WP4) and Camila Cociña (WP4). Discussants Alexandre Apsan Frediani (WP4), Ana Falu (HIC) and William Cobbett (Cities Alliance).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.uclg.org/en/media/events/uclg-world-congress-and-world-council
 
Description AESOP Annual Congress: Planning for Transition 
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 Congress of the European planning education association. One track on "Teaching Planning for the Transition". KNOW Team participated as presenter in one of the panels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.aesop2019.eu
 
Description Aging in Havana and the challenges of urban equality 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The workshop is a collaboration between KNOW City Partner in Havana, Polytechnic José Antonio Echeverría (CUJAE), and project PIES (Integral Program for Healthy Aging in Plaza).

PIES is a key member of the partnership established around the Plaza case-study dealing with the challenges of an aging society in which elders are a vulnerable group. The collaboration with PIES has reinforced the association created around the case where the local government is a key actor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Innovation workshop discussing data visualisation tools and methods for mining, distilling, translating, and implementing effective visual outputs of complex data fields. Workshop led by Data Visualisation thought leader David McCandless (author of Information in Beautiful and sequal Knowledge is Beautiful)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://informationisbeautiful.net/workshops/
 
Description Annual Workshop of the Neomovilidad project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact KNOW City Partner in Havana, Polytechnic José Antonio Echeverría (CUJAE),has been invited to participate in the events of a project whose topic is sustainable mobility and to present a paper. KNOW HAVANA promotes the understanding of mobility as a Pathway towards Urban equality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Asia-Pacific Urban Forum 7. Future of Asia and Pacific Cities: Transformative Pathways to Achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7) will be held from 15-17 October 2019 in Penang, Malaysia, to mobilize partners from across the region to focus on accelerating implementation to achieve a sustainable future for cities throughout Asia and the Pacific. APUF-7 will bring a diverse array of cities, expert speakers and thought leaders who are shaping the region's urban future. Held every 4-5 years since the first APUF was held in Bangkok in 1993, the Forum is the largest regional gathering of urban stakeholders, engaging policymakers from local and national governments, financial institutions, civil society, the academia, the urban training-research community and private sector to discuss innovative solutions, identify common actions and objectives and strengthen effective partnerships to achieve sustainable urban development.
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In 2019 APUF-7 will provide this unique platform to discuss and analyze the status, challenges and opportunities of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the 2030 Agenda in the region. APUF-7 will also be the venue to launch The Future of Asia-Pacific Cities 2019 report being developed by ESCAP and UN-Habitat in partnership with the European Union, Asian Development Bank, The Rockefeller Foundation, UNDP, Singapore's Centre for Liveable Cities and many others.
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The Future Cities report will focus on the implementation of urban solutions across different typologies of cities against four critical development challenges - natural resource management, climate change, disaster risk, and rising inequalities - through enabling four means of implementation - urban/territorial planning, governance and capacity development, data and technologies for smart cities and urban financing- for the accelerated achievement of sustainable urbanization and sustainable development outcomes for Asia-Pacific cities.

The KNOW project was represented at the APUF conference by Stephanie Butcher (WP4) in collaboration with Barbara Lipietz (WP1) and partners with the Asian Coalition of Housing Rights (ACHR). Internal meetings at the 'grassroots assembly', followed by ACHR representation on several panels, and a KNOW session entitled "Poor Communities Shaping Pathways to Urban Equality".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.apuf7.org/
 
Description Brasilian National Civil Defense System conference 
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 A major national event organised by the Brailian National Civil Protection agency in collaboration with the regional organization covering numerous themes, including urban resilience. Opportunity to present ideas from KNOW and discuss with large section of Brasilian researchers and managers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CPP Inclusive Growth Summit - Days of Populism 
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 KNOW Work Package 2 (Prosperity Theme) Co-I participated in a panel discussion about prosperity and inclusive economies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.progressive-policy.net/events/cpp-inclusive-growth-conference
 
Description Citizen science workshop 
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 KNOW City Partner Centre for Community Initiatives (CCI) and KNOW Work Package 1 RF attended this workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the workshop was citizen science methods, with presentations form various community-led processes examining the meaning and metrics of prosperity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Community outreach on Climate Action in Low and Medium countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW City Partner Makerere University attended this conference at the University of Edinburgh on the theme of Climate Action in Low and Medium countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Conflicted Narratives, Future Trajectories: Rewriting Critical Architectural and Urban Histories of Nationalism, Colonialism and Modernity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The 'Conflicted, Narratives, Future Trajectories' symposium seeks to bring together various established and emerging directions in research on cities, and to reconsider the notions of nationalism, imperialism, colonialism, and modernity towards new trajectories of research in architectural and urban history.
Following the research framework of the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research (UCR), based in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge, the symposium hopes to act as a platform for elaborating future directions for architectural research as a critical field of enquiry that can both bridge the contemporary crises facing architectural history & theory and redefine the role of architecture within urban studies.

KNOW RF, Yael Padan, attended the symposium at the University of Cambridge as a participant and a presenter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ucrsymposium2019.com
 
Description Congreso Nacional de Arquitectura 
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 KNOW City Partner Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) attended the biannual conference held by the National Architectural Guild. The congress included presentations by international architects working across the world on issues of sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Creating Spaces: Inclusivity, Ethics and Participation in Art and Design Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact International Journal of Art and Design Education (iJADE) Conference
Creating Spaces: Inclusivity, ethics and participation in art and design education

The iJADE Conference, 'Creating Spaces' has moved to a new venue following the fire at The Glasgow School of Art.

The International Journal of Art and Design Education (iJADE) conference, 'Creating Spaces: Inclusivity, ethics and participation in art and design education', will now be held on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 February 2019 at Goldsmiths, University of London, and hosted in partnership by the two institutions.

The conference will aim to address inclusivity, ethics and participation in art and design education. These issues have returned to prominence in education at all levels, in response to the reactionary and authoritarian trends witnessed in the politics and policies of governments across the world in recent years. The discussion will focus on questions such as: to what extent are the arts representative of liberal democracies and what new ethical dilemmas does this present to educators, researchers and practitioners? What role can arts education play in the extended field of gender and disability identities? Can (or should) the arts in education offer sites of resistance to oppressive neoliberal practices? What are the ethical implications of digitally engaged teaching, learning and research, including the intersection of making with digital tools and hybrid spaces?

The conference provides a platform for university, school and college level academic staff, students, and members of community and industrial organisations to critically explore creative spaces for discussion around inclusivity, ethics and participation in contemporary education.

The iJADE conference is organised by a partnership between NSEAD (the National Society for Education in Art and Design); RECAP (Research into Education, Creativity and Arts through Practice) at the University of Chester; and Tate Liverpool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.facebook.com/events/goldsmiths-university-of-london/ijade-conference-creating-spaces/288...
 
Description Critical conversations in Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact KNOW PI delivered a presentation to the Reflections Seminar Programme at the Sheffield School of Architecture, University of Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Development Studies Association Australia (DSAA) Conference: Inaugural Conference - Development Studies: Research, Debates & Trajectories 
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 Development Studies Association of Australia (DSAA) was officially registered in March 2019, to represent
Development Studies researchers, scholars and practitioners engaged in research, teaching and training across
Australia. This inaugural conference seeks to re-examine debates in light of the contested nature of Development
Studies, explore trajectories in the field in light of the formation of the association, and consider new research from
around Australia and beyond.

What is Development Studies? What are the emerging directions, trends, trajectories? What is its contemporary
relevance in light ongoing decolonisation, funding cuts and the rise of the global south? Is Development Studies
even still relevant, or should part of our purpose be to make ourselves, our courses and even our agencies
redundant? How does Development Studies relate to Indigenous and community development? Where are the
boundaries and relationships with anthropology, politics, economics, geography, and so on? Is there a unique
contribution for Australia to make to Development Studies? This conference will explore these big questions about
the field as a whole, as well as profiling the diverse work of individual researchers and teams doing new things
across the field.

Stephanie Butcher (WP4) presented the paper "Urban Equality and the SDGs: Three Provocations".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.developmentstudies.asn.au/event/dsaaconference/
 
Description Dialogue in Urban Equality 10 - Three stories of change and institutional learning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The "Dialogues in Urban Equality" series is a London-based monthly seminar that provides a space of encounter to discuss the challenges of urban equality through different perspectives, geographies, and voices. In our tenth Dialogues in Urban Equality, we will bring together three KNOW partners from Bangalore, Kampala, and Havana, to share experiences of how different institutions are building pathways to urban equality.

The session will focus on how institutions seek to bring about urban change; developing collective action that engages with institutional learning to confront challenges and seize opportunities. Reflecting on concrete experiences of diverse institutions - micro enterprises, educational and public institutions - the panel will explore the notions of institutional capabilities and the contributions of the different experiences to debates on urban equality.

Discussants will include: Gautam Bhan (Indian Institute for Human Settlements, India), Shuaib Lwasa (Makerere University, Uganda), Jorge Peña Díaz (Technological University of Havana, CUJAE, Cuba)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.urban-know.com/events
 
Description Dialogue in Urban Equality 11 - Trajectories of sanitation poverty in Dar es Salaam 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The "Dialogues in Urban Equality" series is a London-based monthly seminar that provides a space of encounter to discuss the challenges of urban equality through different perspectives, geographies, and voices.The eleventh in our series will present findings from collaborative research that interrogates urban sanitation poverty over time and across scales. Evidence from our KNOW research confirms that not all low-income residents in Dar es Salaam suffer from the same level of sanitation poverty. Their diverse practices and trajectories are shaped by a complex web of intersecting factors and relations across scales.

Findings reveal socially differentiated (vulner-)abilities among women and men, providing valuable insights into the potentials and limitations found within existing practices. These learnings will be discussed with KNOW Tanzanian city partners to explore the development of more just and integrated sanitation solutions in cities like Dar es Salaam.

Discussants will include: Dr Pascale Hofmann (Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL), Dr Tim Ndezi & Festo Dominic Makoba (Centre for Community Initiatives, Tanzania)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.urban-know.com/events
 
Description Dialogue in Urban Equality 12 - International partnerships for a 'capable state' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The "Dialogues in Urban Equality" series is a London-based monthly seminar that provides a space of encounter to discuss the challenges of urban equality through different perspectives, geographies, and voices.

What is the role that international partnerships and engagements play in enhancing state capabilities to advance urban equality? Bringing together Prof Susan Parnell, co-author of the book 'Building The Capable State', and William Cobbett, Director of Cities Alliance, the session will examine experiences related to the development and implementation of global urban agendas, discussing how international encounters, partnerships and collaboration shape institutional capabilities to advance urban equality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.urban-know.com/events
 
Description Dialogue in Urban Equality 8 - Re-thinking prosperity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The "Dialogues in Urban Equality" series is a London-based monthly seminar that provides a space of encounter to discuss the challenges of urban equality through different perspectives, geographies, and voices. The seventh in our series will focus on metrics as powerful forms of urban knowledge and the role they play in shaping how prosperity and inequality are conceptualised, measured and acted on in cities. We will ask our two guests - renowned scholars who have taken radically different approaches to developing new prosperity and inequality metrics - to offer critical reflections on metrics as a form of urban governance. Our speakers will explore scope for the co-production of metrics with city stakeholders - citizens, communities, governments, NGOs and business - and what new forms of knowledge can contribute to pathways to equality.
Discussants will include: Prof. Henrietta Moore (The Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL), Dr. Jose Gabriel Palma (Faculty of Economy, University of Cambridge)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.urban-know.com/events
 
Description Dialogue in Urban Equality 9 - Doing the Just City 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The "Dialogues in Urban Equality" series is a London-based monthly seminar that provides a space of encounter to discuss the challenges of urban equality through different perspectives, geographies, and voices. In this Dialogue UCL Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Oren Yiftachel, explored recent attempts to translate in 'real time' theories of justice to urban planning.

This thought provoking discussion addressed the redistribution of resources, the establishment of democratic practices, as well as the politics of recognition, ranging from positive affirmation to outright hostility. Prof. Yiftachel reflects on recent attempts to promote the practice of 'doing the just city' through targeted projects involving students and practitioners in several cities in Israel/Palestine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.urban-know.com/events
 
Description Dialogues in Urban Equality 1: Climate Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The "Dialogues in Urban Equality" series is a London-based monthly seminar that provides a space of encounter to discuss the challenges of urban equality through different perspectives, geographies, and voices.

Cities across low-and middle-income countries are considered particularly susceptible to climate change and expect higher frequencies and intensities of hazard events. However, urban dwellers see these potential disasters not as their greatest threat, but rather an amplification of their daily struggles like inadequate infrastructure and tenure insecurity. This talk will explore the challenges and opportunities that an 'urban equality' lens can bring to the debate of making cities resilient to climate change. It will examine caveats of risk and relocation strategies and advocate anticipatory approaches to integrate current and future risk into urban development, land use and urban planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.urban-know.com/events
 
Description Dialogues in Urban Equality 2 - Co-Production 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The "Dialogues in Urban Equality" series is a London-based monthly seminar that provides a space of encounter to discuss the challenges of urban equality through different perspectives, geographies, and voices. The series is part of "Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality"(KNOW) programme. Funded by the ESRC under the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF), KNOW is a four-year programme led by The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, at UCL, that seeks to create fairer cities for all.

The second in our dialogues series will focus on co-producing the city: By who, and for whom? What knowledges, actors, and processes are required? And what is the role of co-production in making cities more equal?

Urban inequalities can be a result of the ways that some forms of knowledge and experience are privileged, and others are marginalised, in the planning, design, and governance of cities. One response to this challenge is the idea of co-production. This event will bring together three scholars from different research traditions for a conversation on the significance of co-production in urban design, planning, and climate change governance. We discuss what does it mean to co-produce the city? Co-production by who, and for whom? What knowledges, actors, and processes are required? And what is the role of co-production in making cities more equal?

Our discussants this month include:

Prof Vanesa Castán Broto

Dr Barbara Lipietz

Dr Catalina Ortiz

Urban inequalities can be a result of the ways that some forms of knowledge and experience are privileged, and others are marginalised, in the planning, design, and governance of cities.

One response to this challenge is the idea of co-production. This event will bring together three scholars from different research traditions for a conversation on the significance of co-production in urban design, planning, and climate change governance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.urban-know.com/events
 
Description Dialogues in Urban Equality 3 - Planning Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The "Dialogues in Urban Equality" series is a London-based monthly seminar that provides a space of encounter to discuss the challenges of urban equality through different perspectives, geographies, and voices. The series is part of "Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality"(KNOW) programme. Funded by the ESRC under the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF), KNOW is a four-year programme led by The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, at UCL, that seeks to create fairer cities for all.

The third in our dialogues series will focus on Planning Education. Re-framing urban planning pedagogies.

Understanding planning as governance demands that planning education for urban equality engages with issues of re-distribution, parity of participation and the recognition of a wide range of often invisible actors. This dialogue will interrogate pedagogies that facilitate co-learning and the co-production of knowledge at different scales and with actors from the government, private sector, academia, and civil society. Our discussants will interrogate pedagogies that facilitate co-learning and the co-production of knowledge at different scales with multiple actors from the government, the private sector, academia, and civil society.

Our discussants will include:


Prof Adriana Allen (The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL)

Prof Elaine Unterhalter (UCL Institute for Education)

Lorena Zárate (President of Habitat International Coalition (HIC))

Gautam Bhan (IIHS)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.urban-know.com/events
 
Description Dialogues in Urban Equality 4 - The Ethics of Research Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The "Dialogues in Urban Equality" series is a London-based monthly seminar that provides a space of encounter to discuss the challenges of urban equality through different perspectives, geographies, and voices.

The fourth in our series will focus on the Ethics of Research Practice

Research involving the co-production of knowledge for urban equality raises ethical issues. This dialogue explores how the practice of research operates between institutionalised ethical codes and procedures, and the situated conditions on the ground. We will discuss the relevance of medical ethics for humanities research; the institutionalisation of ethics into systems and professional bodies; and the conflict between western notions of ethics based on individuality, compared to more collaborative practices of care for the other.

Chaired presentations by:


Prof Jane Rendell (The Bartlett School of Architecture)

Dr Yael Padan (The Bartlett School of Architecture)


Our discussants will include:



Dr Ella Parry (Davies The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)

Jennifer Roest (the Oxford University Ethox Centre)

Dr David Roberts (Bartlett School of Architecture UCL)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.urban-know.com/events
 
Description Dialogues in Urban Equality 5 - Extreme Poverty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The "Dialogues in Urban Equality" series is a London-based monthly seminar that provides a space of encounter to discuss the challenges of urban equality through different perspectives, geographies, and voices.

This month we ask three renowned scholars on the subject of urban poverty to reflect on the changeable and changing nature of urban extreme poverty: how does urban extreme poverty manifest for different groups in different cities across the global South; how does the nature of urban poverty shift with time, place, and context; and what do these changes mean for efforts to increase urban equality?

The fourth in our series will focus on the Ethics of Research Practice

In the struggle for fairer and more equal cities, urban extreme poverty remains a fundamental and intractable challenge. In the past thirty years, global poverty has decreased significantly. But global trends hide important variations within and between countries and regions; within and between urban and rural contexts. We ask three renowned scholars on the subject of urban poverty to reflect on the changeable and changing nature of urban extreme poverty: how does urban extreme poverty manifest for different groups in different cities across the global South; how does the nature of urban poverty shift with time, place, and context; and what do these changes mean for efforts to increase urban equality?

Chaired by:

KNOW Principal Investigator Caren Levy


Our discussants will include:

Prof David Satterthwaite (International Institute for Environment and Development)

Emeritus Prof Caroline Moser, University of Manchester

Prof Colin McFarlane (Durham University, KNOW Lead Co-Investigator on Extreme Poverty for Work Package 2)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.urban-know.com/events
 
Description Dialogues in Urban Equality 6 - The Role of Urban Land Markets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The "Dialogues in Urban Equality" series is a London-based monthly seminar that provides a space of encounter to discuss the challenges of urban equality through different perspectives, geographies, and voices.

The sixth in our series will focus on the Role of Urban Land Markets

Land markets are key drivers of urban inequality. In cities across the global South, the urban poor are forced to live on risky land, excluded from formal land markets, and displaced by market forces. Through urban land markets and unjust land use planning, social and economic inequalities become spatialised within the city. And yet, land markets also represent an important opportunity to leverage fairer and more equal cities. Thinking beyond binaries of formal-informal, planned-unplanned, we invite you to join us to discuss the significance of urban land for building pathways to urban equality.

Presented by:

Dr Colin Marx
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.urban-know.com/events
 
Description Dialogues in Urban Equality 7 - The challange of irban equality and prosperity in Havana, Cuba 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The dialogue will shape part of the KNOW 2019 Annual Workshop and also the Havana 500 years celebrations. The first international "Dialogues in Urban Equality" provided a space of encounter to discuss the challenges of urban equality in Havana through different perspectives and voices.

The issues of urban equality and prosperity are important to current discussions about the future of Havana and Cuba. Each of these terms are also encapsulated in wider global commitments like the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs, as well as in other national policy deliberations. The definition of urban equality and prosperity - and the relationship between them - are a central part of these debates. Our speakers are renowned scholars who are contributing innovatory work on the definition and operationalisation of these concepts. They will explore these debates in different national and international contexts.

Chair

Adriana Allen, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, KNOW Co-Investigator WP5


Discussants


Dr Ricardo Núñez Fernández, Cuban Expert on the Urban Economy


Prof Henrietta L. Moore, The Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), UCL, KNOW Lead Investigator


Prof Jorge Peña Díaz, Faculty of Architecture, Universidad Tecnolólogica de La Habana, Joseé Antonio Echeverria (CUJAE)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.urban-know.com/events
 
Description Ethics Co-production 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A joint Seminar organised by The King's College London Centre for Integrated Research on Risk and Resilience (KCIRRR) and the African Monsoon Multi-disciplinary Approach 2050 (AMMA-2050) project. Bringing together researchers, policymakers and practitioners, the forum promotes sharing approaches and learning from ongoing research in West Africa and considers significant ethical issues arising within consortium resilience-building initiatives, particularly related to differing knowledge and value systems and the need to meet the expectations of all.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Ethics of co-production: the role of research in resilience-building 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A joint Seminar organised by The King's College London Centre for Integrated Research on Risk and Resilience (KCIRRR) and the African Monsoon Multi-disciplinary Approach 2050 (AMMA-2050) project. Bringing together researchers, policymakers and practitioners, the forum promotes sharing approaches and learning from ongoing research in West Africa and considers significant ethical issues arising within consortium resilience-building initiatives, particularly related to differing knowledge and value systems and the need to meet the expectations of all.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Experiences and good practices in disaster risk management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The seminar presented the results of the Analysis of the disaster risk sectorization report in the city of Lima Metropolitan and Callao - Peru.KNOW Partner Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) presented a paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Expert working Group meeting 
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 KNOW Work Package 1 RF was invited to attend the Working Group on the the establishment of a Climate Resilence and Adaptation Centre for the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Foro Ciudades Resilientes: Planificación estratégica para la resiliencia territorial 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW Partner Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) participated to this event that focused on the appropriation of the advances of the research developed in the city of Barranquilla, developed with community leaders and decision makers. It has been thought of as a meeting place for discussion about the city's challenges related to urban equity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Global Agendas and Urban Equality: Exploring synthesis, connections and contestations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Join ACC on Friday, 8 November at 12:30 for a special seminar session entitled Global Agendas and Urban Equality: Exploring synthesis, connections and contestations. ACC Director Edgar Pieterse will be in conversation with Michele Acuto, Director of the Connected Cities Lab, The University of Melbourne, and Winnie Mitullah Director of Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi. The discussion will be chaired by Stephanie Butcher, a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Connected Cities Lab.

While great strides have been made in recent years to help place the urban more firmly on international development agendas, questions remain as to how, and in what ways, global policy can be operationalised at an urban scale. Bringing together leading thinkers on urbanisation this moderated discussion will explore the scalar connections between global processes and policy agendas and their material, political and social impacts across urban environments in the global South.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.africancentreforcities.net/event/global-agendas-and-urban-equality-exploring-synthesis-c...
 
Description Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019, Royal Academy of Engineering 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chairing the session Future cities: How do we create sustainable living places for 10 billion people?Increasing numbers of people creates increasing demand for appropriate housing, workplaces, and access to food, water, energy, and waste services. Will smarter technology in ever-bigger cities be the answer? Or is there an alternative future? This session will explore the central role engineers must play in meeting these challenges, and moving our cities towards a circular economy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.raeng.org.uk/policy/partnerships/international-policy-and-development/ggcs/2019/welcome
 
Description Guest Lecture: Kent Law School, University of Kent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact KNOW Work Package 1 RF delivered a guest lecture on the value of co-production and community Knowledge in advancing the SDGs in Africa. Lecture was to the postgraduate student of environmental law and policy programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Human Development and Capability Association 2019 Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Panel session organised by KNOW: "Institutional capabilities towards urban equality: Lessons from knowledge translations processes from the KNOW project", in the context of the Human Development and Capability Association 2019 Conference, September 9-11, London. Papers by Gautam Bhan (IIHS), Shuaib Lwasa (Makarere University), Jorge Peña (CUJAE). Chair and Discussants AAF (WP4), Caren Levy (PI) and CC (WP4).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://hd-ca.org/conferences/2019-hdca-conference-london-uk
 
Description Human Development and Capability Association 2019 Conference - Connecting Capabilities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The 2019 HDCA Program Committee cordially invites scholars, government policy makers, practitioners and other interested parties from all over the world to participate in the 2019 HDCA conference. Original empirical research, theoretical issues, case-studies or reports of experiences, or findings from major research projects, and book panels relevant to conference theme or more broadly related to human development/capabilities approach will be presented.

The KNOW team and KNOW City Partners presented and chaired several panels at the Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://hd-ca.org/conferences/2019-hdca-conference-london-uk
 
Description III Encuentro Nacional de Investigación en Arquitectura, Urbanismo. Experiencia, Logros y Desafíos 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Faculties of Architecture and Urbanism, NGOs and Research Centres from across Peru came together to discuss tendencies and findings in research related to architecture and urbanism. KNOW City Partner Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) acted as a moderator.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IPCC Lead Author meeting for Assessment report 6. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW City Partner Makerere University attended this conference at the University of Edinburgh.

KNOW Lead in Uganda, Shuaib Lwasa, was an author on examining the link between consumption and behaviour and greenhouse gas emissions, and the role of innovation and technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IPCC Lead Author meeting on special report on Climate change and Land 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW City Partner Makerere University attended the conference and made the final preparations for the special report on Climate Change and Land. The conference took place in Cali, Colombia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IPCC at UNFCC COP 25 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be present at the Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid on 2-13 December 2019, with a broad programme of its own events as well as taking part in the official activities of the meeting.

The IPCC Chair, Vice-Chairs and Co-Chairs will present the findings of the IPCC Special Reports launched in 2019 on "Climate Change and Land" and "The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate" at events held with the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA).

The IPCC will also hold a side event on "Science for Policymaking"

KNOW City Partner in Uganda, Urban Action Innovations Lab, Department of Geography, was present as a panelist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ipcc.ch/event/ipcc-at-cop-25/
 
Description Inception Workshop of Neomovilidad Project (GEF Project) 
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 KNOW City Partner in Havana, Polytechnic José Antonio Echeverría (CUJAE), delivered a presentation in the synergies session focusing on the role of mobility for Urban Equality and the contribution of KNOW to this purpose. The paper "Co-producción de conocimiento en movilidad y accesibilidad para la Nueva Agenda Urbana de Cuba" (Co-producing knowledge on mobility and accessibility for the New Cuban Urban Agenda)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Inception Workshop of Technical Assistance for the local implementation of the Urban Agenda Project (PNUD Project) 
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 KNOW City Partner in Havana, Polytechnic José Antonio Echeverría (CUJAE), presented the paper "KNOW HAV and the implementation of the New Cuban Urban Agenda (NAU-C)" focused on the strategy of KNOW Havana to impact on the policy sphere both at the National and Local levels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interface to Place: Remaking divisive lines into shared spaces 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The conference brings together international scholars, practitioners and decision-makers to reignite debate on how contemporary cities could foster more communal modes of living. As such we wish to discuss how to engage with history and heritage to imagine the future; how post-conflict and peace processes can be supported by inclusive approaches to planning and urban stewardship; and how we can ensure that the knowledge produced by academics, practitioners and citizens can be shared to shape the future of our cities. The conference will give us the opportunity to reflect more closely on how such an understanding of cities as shared spaces could inform the process of removing all interface barriers in Belfast by 2023. We will ask how interface areas could become shared spaces and how these might look.

KNOW RF Camila Cocina presented paper "Community and City Learning Platforms: Spaces of knowledge exchange for urban equality in Freetown, Sierra Leone"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interface-to-place-conference-and-summer-school-tickets-63639317913
 
Description International Conference Gestión de Centros Históricos 
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 KNOW City Partner in Havana, Polytechnic José Antonio Echeverría (CUJAE), chaired a panel on learning process for planners in Cuba. The focus of the panel was the identification of Heritage as a resource to generate pathways to urban equality and the presence of co-production processes within the teaching-learning process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Research Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW convened a panel at the International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Research Association, held in Dundee, Scotland. The conference theme was Architecture and Collective Life. Our session, entitled Practising Ethics as a Form of Collective Life, was chaired by KNOW Co-I Jane Rendell who also presented a paper. Three other papers were presented by KNOW RF Yael Padan of Work Package 3, Camillo Boano from the Bartlett Development Planning Unit and David Roberts from the Bartlett School of Architecture.

The conference constituted a critical discourse with a broad interdisciplinary base in the liberal arts and sciences, with a programme of debates and round table discussions and exhibitions, public lectures, film screenings, and paper sessions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://sites.dundee.ac.uk/architecturecollectivelife/wp-content/uploads/sites/114/2019/11/AHRA-Conf...
 
Description Investing in Opportunity: Tackling Global Inequality 
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 KNOW Work Package 2 (Prosperity Theme) Co-I participated in a panel discussion about prosperity and inequalities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description KNOW HAVANA presentation at the monthly meeting of the Centro Habana Municipal Administration Council (CAM) (Centro Habana Government) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The workshop is part of the dynamics of the partnership with equivalence in Los Sitios. The workshop allowed to identify common interests in the co-production and vision for the area and for developing Plan Destraba.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description KawsayPacha 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW CP Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) in Lima, organised a panel and presented the KNOW Reasearch at the national conference in Lima.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW): The challenges of translocal knowledge co-production 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Join ACC as we host Caren Levy, Camila Cocina and Alex Frediani from KNOW on Friday, 15 November, 12:30 to 14:00, in the Davies Reading Room, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT.

This talk, chaired by Vanessa Watson will introduce the KNOW programme, a 4-year research and capacity building programme funded by GCRF which works with 13 organisation across 12 cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The talk will reflect on its partnerships, operational principles and the interface between research and practice. It will draw on the KNOW work done so far as it approaches the end of its second year. We hope that this session will open up an opportunity to exchange experiences of collaborative initiatives addressing urban equality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.africancentreforcities.net/event/knowledge-in-action-for-urban-equality-know-the-challen...
 
Description LASA 2019 - International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The 37th annual International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association! This year's theme is "Nuestra América: Justice and Inclusion."

This theme signals the challenges of social, economic, racial, ethnic, gendered, sexuality-based, and other forms of inequality and the need to promote creative solutions for overcoming them. The theme will also explore the importance of scholarship and an inclusive definition of justice that relies on truth and facts and incorporates respect and dignity for all peoples.

The 2019 LASA congress will be connected to the Latin American and Latino communities in Boston and the Northeast as well as to the rich mix of academic, creative, community, and policy institutions and organizations found there.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://lasaweb.org/en/lasa2019/
 
Description LAV - Laboratorio de Vivienda. Theme 4: Urban resilience and environmental sustainability. Territorial Planning and climate change. 
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 The purpose of LAV is to continue and deepen the debate about informal settlements in Latin America and the programmes of integral improvement taking as main reference the Peruvian reality. LAV has as general objective to identify the possible paths of incidence in Peru with respect to the legal frameworks in planning that allow to develop the resilience of popular settlements; and share inspiring experiences in Peru and other countries in the region, expanding the understanding of the context and initiatives of regional key actors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description La mobilité urbaine résout-elle les inégalités en ville? 
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 Depuis plus d'une décennie, l'apparition de monumentales infrastructures de mobilité urbaine se multiplie dans le paysage de plusieurs quartiers défavorisés en Amérique latine. Au nom de << l'intégration >> et de la << reconnaissance >> des plus pauvres, des programmes urbains sont créés dans cette région, en ayant comme fonction la transformation de l'espace, des pratiques et des normes. La conception et la mise en place de ce type de politiques urbaines s'inscrivent dans un double contexte. Ce dernier est caractérisé, d'une part, à l'échelle locale, par certaines zones des villes qui échappaient au pouvoir de l'État, en raison du contrôle territorial des différents acteurs en place, mais aussi par la ségrégation socio-spatiale affirmée. Et d'autre part, à l'échelle globale, par le changement de << paradigme >> d'intervention publique, portant sur le discours de << la lutte contre la pauvreté >> en ville et le développement des villes compétitives à l'ère globale.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Limapolis 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Seminar, Conference and Laboratory towards the co-production of preliminary strategies to challenge urban inequalities in Lima. 165 students. 20 professors/lecturers (national and international).

The event it organised by KNOW City Partner in Lima, the Department of Architecture, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://arquitectura.pucp.edu.pe/actividades/eventos/workshop-internacional-limapolis-2020/
 
Description Mes de la Investigación - PUCP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW City Partner Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) presented at the Annual Presentation of on-going research projects across the University. The event provided awareness and opportunities for exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://educast.pucp.edu.pe/video/11816/seminario__arquitectura_pucp_investiga_ciudad_y_territorio
 
Description Mesa de Diálogo sobre la Desigualdad Urbana en Lima 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW CP Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) in Lima, delivered a keynote address at the regional workshop in Lima.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Milestones achieved and obstacles to overcome towards inclusive development in Uganda 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Discussions on Uganda's key development, the obstacles to transforming into an inclusive and socially just society, and reflections on recommendations on how to overcome these obstacles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mobility and the search for equality 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact KNOW City Partner in Havana, Polytechnic José Antonio Echeverría (CUJAE), organised the workshop in alliance with the French Embassy, the local Transport authority and other local actors addressing urban equality and mobility connections
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Overlooked Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A collaborative book writing/editing workshop. The theme of the book is 'overlooked/overlooking cities', focusing on in-between, medium-sized cities that often gain less recognition and research than capital or mega cities. Day 1 of the workshop was dedicated to intense feedback and discussions about individual chapters, and Day 2 to collaborative writing of the introduction and conclusion.

KNOW RF, Julia Wesely, and KNOW Co-I, Cassidy Johnson, prepared a book chapter comparing policy innovation and diffusion in Argentina and Colombia. Julia Wesely participated in the Workshop and is part of the collective group writing the introduction/conclusion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participatory Cities with Full Rights: Participatory Democracy and Right to the City 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Congress organised by the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.oidp2019iztapalapa.org.mx/inicio.html
 
Description Pathways to Resileince in the Karamoja Cluster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact KNOW City Partner Makerere University presented at this regional conference on research and policy options
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description People, Plans and Places 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Following the publication of the special issue of the Built Environment journal on 'People Plans and Places' edited by Lucy Natarajan (which was published this year in two parts - 'Outlooks on Participating' & 'Realizing Participation'), this event seeks to 'launch' this issue through facilitated group debate of its themes.

The event is a joint effort of The Bartlett School of Planning and the Development Planning Unit, and will be an active session to explore perspectives and experiences from across the global north and south, with the objective to have a collaborative, comparative as well as situated discussion around the connections between participation and planning. This new 'double special issue' is a collection of research articles and practitioner perspectives, from an international group of scholars examining diverse practices of public participation in planning and place-making, and theorising the directions of participation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/development/events/2019/oct/people-plans-and-places
 
Description Performance Studies International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The 'After Dwight Conquergood' working group exists to support a critical praxis of socially engaged performance scholars. This praxis, to borrow Conquergood's words, "struggles to open the space between analysis and action" (2002: 145). The work of such scholars may be socially motivated, or take as its focus socially engaged theatre practices. However, it may also combine action and analysis through modes of ethnography, storytelling or performance practice that reflect a socially engaged methodology of negotiating the opportunities and difficulties of working in these ways.
Participants were invited to share a description of an experience or question they would like to discuss with the group, including:
- Conflicts of interest (institutional or otherwise), and the difficulties of writing about our own work as practitioners
- Anonymising participants without de-humanising them
- Negotiating generic and science-based institutional ethics protocols as a performance researcher/practitioner
- Transnational, intercultural and/or migratory research ethics
- Addressing privilege and asymmetries of power (for example resulting from institutional affiliation, financial capital, mobility, migratory status and others)
- The problematics of 'theorising' beyond our 'case studies'
- Difficulties and successes of interdisciplinary work
- Ethical questions attached to receiving institutional funding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.psi-web.org/past-events/psi-24-daegu/
 
Description PlanLima in Action 
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 On September 13, PUCP (Pontifica Universidad Católica Del Perú), CIAC (Centro de Investigación de la Arquitectura y la Ciudadand), and KNOW (Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality), joined forces to envisage a future plan for Lima towards a liveable, sustainable and inclusive city.



The PLANLIMA Seminar proposed to debate and put on the agenda the urgent need for an urban plan for the Peruvian capital. For this, the seminar sought to contribute from the academic sector to build a political agreement that takes seriously and in a sustained manner this vital commitment for the city.

This agreement promotes the collaborative and inter-institutional generation of a plan that will allow advances in the construction of a safe, participatory, and resilient city. A plan that transforms the mobility from an act of daily violence into an expression of coexistence and mutual respect, starting with pedestrians. A road map that revalues the role of Lima as a city proud of its remarkable built and cultural heritage. A sustainable and harmonious city with its territory, a friendly city with the environment, and a city that encourages the full development of its inhabitants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Planning Research Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Planning Research Conference offered a variety of opportunities to hear about current research, engage with leading thinkers in the field, and discuss key issues confronting planning practice and research. It will also provided the chance to find out about planning in Sheffield, and to socialise and network with other planning academics and practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/prc2018/programme
 
Description Políticas para una ciudad justa: Herramientas teóricas desde otras ciudades del mundo 
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 CIAC, Lima's city partner for the KNOW project, hosted a talk with Prof. Susan Fainstein, Senior Research Fellow in the Harvard Graduate School of Design, to discuss 'the challenge of scaling up social experiments and community organisation to build structural change'. The talk provided a compelling space to unpack and discuss Fainstein's ideas in relation to inequality, planning, and community organisation, whilst exploring possible pathways to advance structural change towards more equal cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.urban-know.com/single-post/2019/04/25/The-challenge-of-scaling-up-social-experiments-and...
 
Description Popular Economies: experiments, learning and new modes of anti-poverty intervention in rapidly changing urban environments 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact PopEcon developed innovative methodological approaches able to interconnect four domains that impact upon urban dwellers' livelihoods and well- being: land displacement, infrastructure development, social recomposition and local popular economy. Three sites were selected to represent different manifestations of uncertain urban development trajectories: infrastructurally overextended urban cores, fractious and contested land uses in urban peripheries, and violent extractions in frontier cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentación de Política de Vivienda y Urbanismo Sostenible 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Ministry of Housing of Peru organised a workshop to share preliminary version of latest national housing and urbanism policy with academic experts for feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Prosperity for Africa - PROCOL Kenya launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) organised a day long launch event for the Prosperity Index in Kenya. The event included plenaries, workshop panels and discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Realising Just Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW RF participated to the 4th Annual Conference of the Mistra Urban Futures Programme, with three parallel sessions related to higher education, capacity building for co-production, and academic-CSO partnerships
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/en/event/RJC2019-conference-week
 
Description Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Platform Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Regional Platform meetings are held every two years and promoted by the International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction. The meetings cover many topics including this time around the problem of cities and sustainability where it was possible to present elements of KNOW concerns to a wide audience in sessions on urban risk and management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Research Ethics: Developing Best Practice for Researching in the Global South workshop in Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event comprises a two day workshop exploring and developing best practice for research ethics when working in the global south. Core research ethics training is primarily focused upon expected conditions and challenges of conducting research in the minority Global North. As a result, much training fails to consider the added ethical challenges and complexities encountered when designing and conducting research in the global south. The need to address this challenge is particularly timely given the growing emphasis on the internationalisation and decolonisation of the discipline, increasing popular and political attention to the ethical conduct of development researchers and charities, as well as the growing role of the Global Challenges Research Fund in framing HE research.

The KNOW team participated as presenters and facilitators to this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Research and postgraduate workshop 2019: Research lines of research groups within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Know project is circumscribed in the three SDGs: 1. end of poverty; 2. action for climate, and 3. sustainable cities and communities,

KNOW City Partner Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) participated in the panel on the importance of research with the knowledge co-production approach for studies of poverty and inequality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Research collaborations with NGO's and Civil society:The spectacle continues or potential for decolonising research? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW City Partner Makerere University participated in this seminar discussing the role of co-production in de-colonising research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Research seminar: Issues and dynamics of internal migrations in a changing world 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The theme of the seminar is multi-disciplinary related to adaptation studies. The purpose is to blend both descriptive and interpretative approaches, in order to provide a "richer" framework and to foster a network of specialists, in different countries (Senegal, Camerun, Colombia, Russia and Vietnam). All communications contain valuable and strategic information, necessary for the elaboration of policies in favor of the development of sustainable and inclusive cities, as well as the integration of internally displaced populations, in a context of a global migration crisis. The seminar took place at the Universidad de Versalles, France
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rethinking prosperity for London: When citizens lead transformation 
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 The Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) organised this event for the launch of Prosperity Index and citizen science methodology, discussion about community co-production of knowledge on prosperity, mention forthcoming Index Toolkit for adaptation and use in other cities/countries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://bartlett100.com/article/launching-a-citizen-led-prosperity-index.html
 
Description Rethinking prosperity for Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop and discussion about prosperity and inequalities in Wales with academics and policymakers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Revitalising LA RED in Latin America 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A meeting attended by over 50 people from the Latin American Region, ranging from government representatives, to NGO and students, in order to discuss how to re-establish LA RED organization in modern times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Roundtable discussion with GOPLAREA project team in Dar es Salaam 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW City Partner in Dar es Salaam, Ardhi University, chaired the roundtable discussion aimed at sharing the approach used in the KNOW project and discussion on its relevance on the dissemination GOPLAREA findings.

The use of expert (technical) advisory of KNOW was used as an instrument for sharing GOPLAREA findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Roundtable with Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif (Executive Director, UN-Habitat) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentations by Oxford academic staff and UN-Habitat E.D. on the current and future work of UN-Habitat in the context of the SDGs. Organised by Oxford Urbanists, ThinkCity, and the Oxford Sustainable Urban Development Programme.
Approximately 20 participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Seminar: Multiactor perspectives on climate action in Peru 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW City Partner Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) delivered a presentation on "Normalization of poverty in the process of population resettlement in the Low Flood Zone of Belén, Iquitos, Peru".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Seminario Internacional de Desigualdades Urbanas en América Latina 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW City Partner Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) attended the third regional seminar on inequalities as presenter. The seminar took place in Mexico City and included researchers from across LATAM sharing their research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Spatial Engagement Sessions: Ideas for Civic Action Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This one-day symposium at Tate Exchange, hosted as part of the School of Civic Action by public works, explored ways to engage critically with the urban environment. Through three sessions participants discussed spaces and methods proposed to foster meaningful relations between people and the places where they live.
Ideas for Civic Action, brought together practitioners, researchers and community groups who have worked connecting people with their surroundings in order to share practices and discuss further action. The event showcased initiatives where architects have been aware of the social and political implications of their work, aiming to encourage a more conscious way of practice which serves community interests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spatial-engagement-sessions-ideas-for-civic-action-tickets-4791819059...
 
Description Spatial inequality in times of urban transition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW City Partner Makerere University delivered presentation and validation of results workshop:"Complex land markets in Uganda and Somaliland". The presentation took place in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable African Cities conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The conference was organised to facilitate the development of a visionary outline for the future development of African cities, and serve as joint horizon scanning by African, German and other European experts for possible collaborations. We hope that it will also enable the Network of African Science Academies to prepare joint key recommendations on the issue of urbanisation in Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tangier 2020 - United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Retreat 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The sixth edition of the Annual Retreat & Campus is taking place in Tangier, from 24 to 28 February 2020.

The 2020 Retreat is focusing on joint programming and the co-creation of the organization's agenda in the localization decade..Special emphasis is being placed on building synergies through the Waves of Action and shaping the Local4Action Hub.

The first part of the week, Monday to Wednesday, is dedicated to the work of the different parts of the network, including specific workshops. Thursday and Friday includes the Annual meeting of the Global Taskforce, and the Presidency meeting to co-create the future we want.

The Retreat is the occasion to harness the power of our network and continue our work based on the collaboration and achievements of the last few years, as well as increase visibility and impact at all levels.

KNOW Co-I Alexandre Apsan Frediani participated in the UCLG Retreat, with the presentation "Pathways to urban and territorial equality: Addressing inequalities through local transformation strategies", looking to set a research agenda for the next UCLG GOLD report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uclg.org/en/node/30729
 
Description The Ethical and Practical Challenges of Undertaking Research in the Global South 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Undertaking research in the Global South and ensuring research practices are rooted in, and acceptable to, the institutions, communities and societies where they will operate can be very challenging. Nevertheless, for a research to have a global impact and be equitable, it is imperative to involve users of research in lower- and middle-income countries at the onset of the study. This workshop will draw on the practical experiences of three keynote speakers who have been through the 'thick and thin' of GCRF-funded projects. The KNOW team participated as presenter to the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-ethical-and-practical-challenges-of-undertaking-research-in-the-g...
 
Description The IV International Forum of Universities in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Forecast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participation with two papers on the KNOW-WP2-Peru project, in the IV International Forum on Disaster Risk Management and Climate Forecast, which is based at the National University of the Altiplano de Puno - Peru. Angel Chavez's presentation is entitled: "Resilience as a mechanism of reduction of inequality, extreme poverty and risk of disasters in the city of Lima-Peru". The presentation by Cinthya Barros entitled: "Analysis of disaster risk sectorization in the city of Lima Metropolitan and Callao - Peru".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://portal.unap.edu.pe/?q=iv-foro-internacional-interuniversitario-0
 
Description The role of Cities in the Earth Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW City Partner Makerere University participated a panelist. The conference focused on the role of modelling in understanding urban challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Tracing strateies within the Bahía partnership 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The workshop is part of the dynamics of the partnership with equivalence in the bay. The workshop allowed to identified common interests in the co-production and vision for the area to be inserted into the Plan Perspectivo de Desarrollo de la bahía de La Habana.

KNOW Havana Co-I and the direction board of Plan Maestro defined strategies in order to enhance the partnership already existing by agreeing a series of integrated actions to be shared in both institutional and project schedules in such a way that a larger amount of members of Plan Maestro take part in the research actions. An formal agreement was drafted between KNOW and Plan Maestro in order to foster joined actions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training of technical support team and community leader and selected leaders of local association groups 
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 KNOW City Partner in Dar es Salaam, Ardhi University, attended the workshop titled "Why knowledge co-production in Hanna Nassif: what are the key attributes of KCP" as a presenter and participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Translocal Pedagogies in Planning Education for Urban Equality 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The workshop was organised by WP5 in collaboration with the DSA Urbanisation and Development Group. The event brought together 25 participants from academia and practice in the fields of urban planning and higher education in the UK and overseas. It facilitated discussions about the potential and shortfalls of urban planning education to stimulate learning across localities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.urban-know.com/wp5-education
 
Description Trialog Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Department of International Urbanism organised the TRIALOG conference 2019 "Whose knowledge counts? The meaning of co-productive processes for urban development and urban research" at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Recent policy discourses about sustainability and grand transformation, which became manifest in the Sustainable Development Goals, the New Urban Agenda or the Paris Climate Agreement, center around the role of cities and urban development. However, aligned approaches can only be successful if they go beyond conventional forms of knowledge production and include the complex landscape of actors in urban development. This calls for knowledge production in urban development to be questioned and newly conceptualized.

The KNOW Project was represented in several panels including KNOW Partners Ardhi University (Dar es Salaam) and Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (South East Asia Regional Partner).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://international-urbanism.de/news/trialog-conference-7th-9th-of-november-2019-keynote-lectures/
 
Description UCL Urban Laboratory Conference - At the frontiers of the urban: thinking concepts and practices globally 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Urban societies are undergoing immense changes; how are urban concepts and practices responding? This conference seeks to stimulate new conceptualisations of the urban by convening cutting-edge scholarship and dialogue resonant with distinctive urban experiences, especially those beyond the conventional euro-american heartlands of urban studies, but with scope to reach across different contexts.

Some starting points will be: how land, investment, finance, law and the state are reshaping urban spaces; or how processes of reproducing everyday life, identity politics, popular mobilization and contestation are remaking urban experiences; or how challenges of urbanisation, such as climate change, data, health, housing and poverty are redefining urban futures.

The KNOW team and KNOW City Partners presented and chaired several panels at the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/urban-lab/events/2019/nov/frontiers-urban-thinking-concepts-and-practices-glob...
 
Description UNISDR Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KNOW City Partner Makerere University attended this conference in Geneva. KNOW Lead in Uganda, Shuaib Lwasa, was a discussant on the panel "Resilience Divedend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.unisdr.org/conference/2019/globalplatform/about
 
Description Understanding Risk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact World Bank promoted meeting every two years to promote debate and analysis on how risk is constructed in society and how best to reduce and control it. The debates on urban contexts offer inputs to KNOW concerns. The scope and content of these meetings varies and different sessions are of relevance to parallel research themes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Understanding Risk Centroamérica 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference organised by the World Bank in San Jose Costa Rica. Attended by 600 delegates from academia, government, international organizations, students and consultants to discuss how better to understand and intervene in disaster risk.

Attended by KNOW Co-I Allan Lavell, who was participated in two plenary sessions on urban risk and work of the Costa Rican emergency commission where the KNOW Project was referred to to illustrate more integral thinking on DRM in a development frame
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://understandrisk.org/event/ur-centroamerica/
 
Description Urban Arc 2020: Equal Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This fourth edition of Urban ARC, the Annual Research Conference of KNOW Partner the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) will focus on the conceptual, theoretical and practical understanding of notions of equality and equity in the context of a rapidly urbanising world. More than 55 per cent of the world's population now lives in urban regions (United Nations, 2018). In particular, urbanisation has rapidly increased in low- and middle-income countries in Asia and Africa, sometimes more than three or four times in the last 50 years (ibid). However, urban areas are now more unequal than they were 20 years ago: although cities have emerged as global economic platforms for production, innovation and trade, 75 per cent of the world's cities have higher levels of income inequalities than two decades ago (UN Habitat, 2016). This is compounded by persistent challenges around urban growth and employment, affordable housing, and service provision as well as the emergence of newer concerns around climate change, growing insecurity and international migration.



While urban regions across the world present some of the most complex challenges with regard to environmental, economic, and social sustainability, they also offer some of the greatest opportunities. In recent years, global policy processes have also recognised the role that cities must play - the New Urban Agenda from Habitat III, the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, the IPCC 1.5C Special Report, the U-20 development agenda have all acknowledged the necessity for cities and urban regions to play a stronger role in tackling environmental, social, and economic challenges. This has led to an urgent call to understand and address its inherent challenges.



Research on the urban has grappled with the conceptual nature of equality and equity as well as their everyday manifestations in lived experiences within urban agglomerations. Debates around equity in cities have engaged with a wide range of themes - around questions of identity (through the politics of race, or caste, for example), around issues of income inequality and poverty, on the implication of and the relationship between emergence of new forms of work and employment on the urban (through the 'gig' economy, for instance), spatial inequality, access to affordable housing and segregated cities, to mention a few. These have also often been determined by disciplinary boundaries and methodological approaches.

Urban ARC 2020 aims to build on these debates, and provide a space to contest, deliberate and engage in conversations on how to make our cities more equitable. We encourage submissions that engage with notions of equity and equality through a range of lenses, across theory and praxis, across geographical and spatial contexts, and discipline and methodologies. In doing so, 'Equal Cities' aims to address questions of equality and equity from various disciplinary spaces, emphasising cross-disciplinary and inter-sectoral approaches across the three days of the conference.

KNOW team convened six penels and participated as speakers at the opening and closing plenaries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://iihs.co.in/research/conferences/urban-arc-2020/
 
Description VI National Urban Forum 
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 VI National Urban Forum is the most important national event addressing the implementation of the Cuban Urban Agenda and the SDG´s strategiy implementation.

KNOW City Partner in Havana, Polytechnic José Antonio Echeverría (CUJAE), organised and chaired one of the six panels of the VI National Urban Forum on the theme of panel Mobility, Prosperity and Equality. A survey evaluating the perception of relevance of mobility for urban prosperity in Cuba was applied to the participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Value Matters Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participants will consider how they develop methods and techniques that improve the insecurity, inequality and exclusion that exists in built environments. Panels will reflect on expertise in the social, cultural and economic aspects of social health, environmental, housing and urban insecurity: for example, how to
a. connect varied modes of value together, such as, design methods; scales of artefact; different users/inhabitants/experiences;
b. engage with policy; ethical forms of governance;
c. develop social research findings that are of value across the design, urban, environmental and health sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/architecture/events/2018/nov/value-matters-architectural-history-keyn...
 
Description World Urban Forum - 10th Edition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF 10) will be held from 8-13 February 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This will be the first time that an Arab country will host the world's most important conference on cities and human settlements.

WUF10 is convened by UN-Habitat in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, General Secretariat of the Executive Council, and the ultra-modern Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.


The theme of the Tenth Session is Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wuf.unhabitat.org/page/about-wuf