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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. 

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Work Package 5

 

multiplying translocal learning in higher education 

overview

Planning education and professional praxis are fundamental to the reproduction or disruption of urban equality. Key obstacles to urban equality include the maldistribution - and quantitative and qualitative deficits - of planners across the global South; inadequate planning pedagogies and tools for addressing contemporary challenges; and colonial planning curricula. The re-invention of planning education and translocal learning are therefore instrumental to counter-act outdated practices and contest the political co-option of planning as a governance mechanism. 

 

 

This Work Package therefore asks:

 

How can planning education become instrumental in building the capacities of urban planners and planning institutions to work within a networked field of governance to challenge urban inequality and foster translocal learning at scale?

 

To answer this question, the research will conduct an in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis of planning in higher education institutions across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It will engage in ethnographic studies to reveal innovative and liberating pedagogies and foster learning exchanges across them. Finally, it will support capacity-building to promote translocal learning regionally and in KNOW selected cities, adding Jaipur as an Indian pilot city. This is seen as a means to foster the articulation and mobility of a variety of knowledge and capabilities – understood both as ways of learning the city and acting upon urban equality.  

 

 

 
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further reading

Allen, A., Lambert, R., & Yap, C. (2018). Co-learning the city: Towards a pedagogy of poly-learning and planning praxis. In G. Bhan, S. Srinivas, & V. Watson (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South (pp. 355–367). Abingdon: Routledge

Allen, A., Lambert, R., (2015) Learning through Mapping. Urban Pamphleteer, 5 40-43

Allen, A., Boano, C., Apsan Frediani, A., Levy, C., Lipietz, B., Walker, J. (2015) Decentering Urban Learning: DPU’s Pedagogical Project. Urban Pamphleteer, 5 35-38.

If you are unable to access an article, please contact julia.wesely@ucl.ac.uk

 
WORK PACKAGE 5 team

Lead Co-Investigator WP5

Bartlett DPU, UCL

Lead Co-Investigator WP5

Indian Institute for
Human Settlements (IIHS) 

Neha
Sami

Co-Investigator WP5

Indian Institute for
Human Settlements (IIHS)

Research Fellow WP5

Bartlett DPU, UCL

Shriya
Anand

Co-Investigator WP5

Indian Institute for
Human Settlements (IIHS)

Geetika
Anand

Co-Investigator WP5

Indian Institute for
Human Settlements (IIHS)

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