Urban Research & Innovation Program

Program Long Term Goals

Advance a better informed understanding on complex issues and sustainable responses related to:

  • The interaction between technology, people, and urban challenges (smart cities)
  • Urban mobility challenge, which includes, but is not limited to transportation systems and modes.
  • Urban vulnerabilities (governance systems, socio-economic and environmental vulnerabilities, gentrification and inequalities, rehabilitation of spaces in urban and peri-urban areas, etc.)

Strengthen teaching and local research capacities in Urban Studies.

3-Fold Approach

  1. We generate comprehensive and quality data sets that can inform urban program design.
  2. We support the development of people-centered research that can help explain complex urban systems and behaviors, adopting a system thinking approach to understand the problem from multiple perspectives.
  3. We work with multidisciplinary team of researchers and experts (sociologist, geographers, architects, anthropologists, engineers and economists) to better understand complex urban systems and dynamics at play.

Current Partners

  • Agence Parisienne pour l Urbanisme (APUR)
  • Association Internationale des
    Maires Francophones (AIMF)
  • Anvaya
  • Council of American Overseas Research Center (CAORC)
  • ETH Zurich Future Cities Lab /Singapore Lab
  • Columbia University
  • Phnom Penh Municipality
  • Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP)
  • Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Université Paris 8
  • University of Chicago
  • Yale University
  • University of Florida
  • Worcester State University

 

We align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11, to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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