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ERIC Number: EJ965641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1047-8485
University/City Partnerships: Creating Policy Networks for Urban Transformation in Nairobi
Klopp, Jacqueline; Ngau, Peter; Sclar, Elliot
Metropolitan Universities, v22 n2 p131-142 2011
This paper describes an innovative collaboration between the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Nairobi. By bringing universities into urban policy networks, this partnership aims to re-shape pedagogy, policy and research action for sustainable urban development. The strategy underlying this partnership is to foster meaningful local university/municipality partnerships aimed at improving the social and physical sustainability of cities in the global South as well as transform how and what urban planning students learn in order to manage power and complexity. This paper raises questions about international collaborations that bring universities together with cities and their residents and how those collaborations can be designed to better ensure their success.
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 815 West Michigan Street UC 3140E, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5164. Tel: 317-274-5036; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kenya (Nairobi); New York