Urban development

Governing Adaptation Finance for Transformation, GAFT

Research project Citizens in the Global South are increasingly being affected by climate change hazards. In addition, with inadequate support, the most vulnerable are often left to tackle their adaptation efforts alone. Recent studies have shown that only 10% of publ ...
Period: 2021-08-1 to 2025-07-31 Countries: Kenya Tanzania Lead institution: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Partner institutions: Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA), Tanzania Project code: 20-03-DIIS Total grant: 11,999,997 DKK
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Integrative Green Infrastructure Planning – GRIP

Research project The project ‘Integrative Green Infrastructure Planning (GRIP)’ aims to complement an existing collaboration on sustainable cities between City of Aarhus and City of Tshwane (Pretoria) in South Africa by adding a strong research component. In close co ...
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Climate change resilience in urban mobility

Research project The objective of the project is to identify research-based strategies for increasing climate change resilience within urban mobility, accessibility and transport in Accra, Ghana. Mobility within the urban areas is a basic need for urban residents bec ... First-year report: Within the first year of the project the inception workshop and the initial interviews in selected neighborhoods corroborated the relevance of the projects and its interdisciplinary approach. The comprehensive study of both: 1) ...
Period: 2018-03-1 to 2022-12-31 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Project code: 17-01-KU Total grant: 9,816,193 DKK
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Pathways to water resilient South African cities

Research project This project aims to identify opportunities for supporting the integration of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) as nature-based solutions (NBS) for increased water supply and water quality within the urban water system as part of a broader transiti ... Midterm Report The project is progressing but as the project relies heavily on stakeholder engagement and field experimentation, it has been substantially affected by Covid. Some activities have been delayed to 2021 where others have been change ...
Period: 2019-05-1 to 2022-10-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Project code: 18-M05-KU Total grant: 4,979,683 DKK
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Rural-Urban Transformation (RUT): Governance, Mobility, and Economic Dynamics, in Emerging Urban Centres for Poverty Reduction

Research project Since 2000s there has been a growing concern in issues of urbanization and urban poverty. The focus has been on rapid urbanization from rural - urban migration and resulting urban poverty. This extension phase is necessary to inform policy as well as ... Mid-term report: Data collected from all four sites were discussed during a partnership meeting in Morogoro. Data files were shared and guided subsequent studies. Both institutional and non-institutional factors contribute into the timeframe for ...
Period: 2015-01-1 to 2021-07-31 Countries: Tanzania Lead institution: Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania Partner institutions: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Project code: 13-P02-TAN Total grant: 4,954,851 DKK
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Building Stronger Universities II – KU

Research project Objective: The overall objective of the partnership programme is to strengthen Kathmandu University's (KU) capacity to carry out quality research and PhD education on major social, economic, and technical aspects of societal development in Nepal ...
Period: 2014-10-31 to 2017-09-29 Countries: Nepal Lead institution: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Partner institutions: Kathmandu University (KU), Nepal Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Project code: BSU2-KU Total grant: 5,300,000 DKK
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Rural-Urban Complementarities for the Reduction of Poverty (RUCROP): Identifying the Contribution of Savings and Credit Facilities

Research project People increasingly organize their livelihood activities and strategies by straddling rural and urban locations. Personal, institutional and organizational links are established and enhanced across space which provides rural and urban living to compl ... Completion Report - Summary: RUCROP explored the role of rural-urban complementarities in reducing poverty and provides important insights into the complex and diverse transformation processes from being rural villages to becoming emerging urban c ...
Period: 2010-07-1 to 2015-01-1 Countries: Tanzania Lead institution: Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania Partner institutions: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Project code: 09-P11-TAN Total grant: 5,033,700 DKK
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Land Management System and its Associated Problems in the Process of Developing Satellite Cities in Dar es Salaam

Research project This project is about the future of urban Tanzania. It will investigate the dynamics of the land management system, urban governance and leadership in order to find out how an improved relationship of these variables can contribute to the present and ... Project Completion Report - Summary:   The results indicated that (a) Experts for managing land are not enough in Dar es Salaam and towns of Tanzania(b) Master Plans in Dar es Salaam and many towns are not participatory and outdated causing pro ...
Period: 2010-02-28 to 2013-12-30 Countries: Tanzania Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania Project code: 09-P09-TAN Total grant: 4,737,900 DKK
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