What we do?

Cities are critical spaces to understand and address global ecological change as already recognized by different international agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the New Urban Agenda of of ON-HABITAT, the Sendai Framework and the Paris Agreement. It has also been address in the 5th Climate Change Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in the special report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius, as well as in the Global Research and Action Agenda on Cities and Climate Change Science.

Urban settlements concentrate a large part of global wealth, infrastructure, and more than half of global population. Due to their complex teleconnections, cities are directly and indirectly responsible for most of global energy and material consumption, and therefore of waste generation and greenhouse gases emission. Therefore an urban transformation, towards more sustainable, fair and just pathways, is not only desirable but increasingly necessary. Pathways however will differ city to city.

In this context, the Knowledge Platform for Urban Transformation seeks to convey that diverse process through the analysis of publications and information, storage and generation of data derived from specific research projects, and the co-production of useful knowledge for policy and decision-making; the later encouraged thru a so-called “Urban Colaboratory”, a virtual tool for participatory collaboration and perception analysis (works only in Spanish).

We operate with our own resources, international grants and other type of international or domestic institutional sponsorships and alliances for specific research projects. We are a group of scientists, practitioners and undergraduate and postgraduate students. The members collaborate on specific aspects and projects, either continuously or intermittently. Their names are indicated at the bottom of each project section, as appropriate. The group is led by The Platform also pursue both, capacity building and popularization, for example thru training and learning activities designed for specific urban stakeholders or by holding events open to the general public

Who we are?

We operate with our own resources, international grants and other type of international or domestic institutional sponsorships and alliances for specific research projects. We are a group of scientists, practitioners and undergraduate and postgraduate students. The members collaborate on specific aspects and projects, either continuously or intermittently. Their names are indicated at the bottom of each project section, as appropriate. The group is led by Dr. Gian Carlo Delgado Ramos. Maintenance and programming of the website: Manuel de Jesús Chimal Hernández.

Projects

In addition to analyzing information, publications and key data for a better understanding and monitoring of urban transformation efforts in Mexico (see Analitica), the Knowledge Platform for Urban Transformation has participated or is currently developing the following projects:

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