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Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality is funded by UKRI through the Global Challenges Research Fund GROW Call, and led by The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL. 

The public vocation of Cuban universities is unquestionable. As public institutions, historically they have had a mandate to address social issues at the national level. As the political, economic and social context of Cuba have changed over the last few decades, the forms in which that public role manifests have also been transformed. These changes raise...

Above: Calling for inclusive planning with UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Image by: Stephanie Butcher. 

From 15-17 October 2019 in Penang, Malaysia, delegates across civil society, government, business, and academia gathered for the 7th Asia Pacific Urban Forum (APUF). Held every 4-5 years, it is the largest regional gathering of...

Above image: CCI, community investigators, and KNOW/IGP researchers; Image by David Heymann 2019 

How research methods and ethics produce pathways to prosperity

What does it mean to be prosperous and live well in an informal settlement in Dar es Salaam? What can community-led research bring to knowledge, action and policymaking on urban prosperity? The...

Above image: The Community Learning Platform meeting at Cockle Bay, Image by KNOW Team, 2019 

In June 2019, KNOW Research Fellows Emmanuel Osuteye (WP1), Camila Cociña and Stephanie Butcher (WP4) were in Freetown, Sierra Leone for fieldwork. The visit was a follow up on the initial scoping work conducted in October 2018, and presented an opportunity to int...

The KNOW programme is pleased to announce the first awards made by the KNOW Small Grants Fund. The Fund was set up to support scholars at UK universities, policy research institutions, and NGOs with a research portfolio to travel to KNOW partner cities to conduct primary research that relates to the theme of urban equality.

The first call for applications...

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