CEDEUS Center for Sustainable Urban DevelopmentDIRECTOR: Jonathan BartonSUB-DIRECTOR: Juan Carlos Muñoz A.PRINCIPAL RESEARCHERS: Juan Antonio Carrasco M. Fernando Pérez O. Pablo Pastén G.SPONSORING INSTITUTION: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
CEDEUS OBJECTIVES A national space for knowledge An interdisciplinary platform to link research, generation and exchange, to knowledge and expertise of national andsupport the urban ? development international researchersprocess and enhance quality of life for current and future urban residents… Training of researchers (postdoctoral, …recognizing the biophysical and doctoral, masters and undergraduates)socio-economic opportunities and through thesis work within research clusters constraints that shape urban processes Knowledge transfer and interactions between researchers and practitioners MISSION OBJECTIVES
SCIENTIFIC PROBLEMEvident challenges in the quality and distribution of the provision of housing, infrastructure and servicesWeaknesses in public planning and participation in the pursuit of improved urban quality of life. -more and better research, -more qualified researchers -more and better engagement across the science-practice interface.By engaging with interconnected issues in specific contexts (6 city applications)… - Analysis investments relating to urban and regional issues - Problem-oriented research agenda, including inter or trans-disciplinary approaches - To improve the quality of knowledge oriented towards urban problems - Create interdisciplinary knowledge, exchange and debate between researchers and practitionersThe aims are to generate: – New knowledge about historical and current Chilean urban experiences, e.g. in planning, transport, housing, public space provision, urban heritage, and resource use. – Assessment and innovation in urban planning and management tools and instruments – Generation and evaluation of models, strategies and prototypes for modifications of public policies and practices
LINES OF RESEARCH Hub UDEC Principal reseacher: Juan Antonio Carrasco (Access and Mobility) Associate researchers: Leonel Pérez (Built environment) Carolina Rojas (Integrated planning) Alex Schwarz, (Critical resources) 6 Case study cities: Hub UDEC leads 2 (AMS+3) Hub UC leads 4 (AMC+1)
LINES OF RESEARCH Integrated Planning Principal reseacher: Jonathan Barton Associate researchers: Arturo Orellana, Sonia Reyes, Francisco Sabatini, Gonzalo Caceres, Federico Arenas, Alejandro Salazar, Cristian Henriquez, Johannes Rehner, Alejandra Vives, Guillermo Wormald, Juan Luis Celis, Olga Barbosa, Carlos de Mattos To undertake research that leads to improvements in spatial planning processes and outcomes, also to a better understanding of the synergies of urbano socio-ecological and socio-economic systems
LINES OF RESEARCH Access and Mobility Principal reseacher: Juan Carlos Muñoz Associate researchers: Juan de Dios Ortuzar, Ricardo Giesen, Luis I. Rizzi, Louis de Grange. The continued expansion of urban centers, with associated changes in land use, seriously affect the environmental conditions, and the mobility andquality of life of its citizens. The complex interactionat different scales of the various problems associated with passenger and freight movements requires the development of specific scientific knowledge and new technologies to reduce the negative impacts of transport operations
LINES OF RESEARCH Critical Resources Principal reseacher: Pablo Pastén Associate researchers: Gonzalo Pizarro, Ignacio Vargas, Carlos Bonilla, Jorge Gironas, Sergio Vera, Hector Jorquera This cluster will advance scientific knowledge andtechnology in order to develop integrative solutions for the sustainable use of water, soil and energy, and to enforce environmental health controls in urban development. Cities are facing new challenges regarding the fulfillment of basic requirements for a growing population, in addition to global challenges such as depletion of natural resources and coping with the effects of climate change
LINES OF RESEARCH Built Environment Principal reseacher: Fernando Pérez Associate researchers: Rosanna Forray, Waldo Bustamante, Margarita Greene, Eugenio Garces, Manuel Tironi, Rodrigo Hidalgo, José Manuel AllardResearch into material conditions and quality of life in the built environment, focusing on housing, public space and lanscape, urban heritage, and energy efficiency.
ADVANCED HUMAN CAPITAL TRAINING Operating with 22 or 44 hours dedication to the Center. Focus on Postdoctoral They will also engage in research visits to the international fellows collaborating organizations. Encouraging funded students to work with members of the Center Support for Doctoral and to link their research to the specific Research Areas and their interconnections. students The Center will support their work with funding to attend conferences and for complementing fieldwork.Support for Masters and Linking their research to the specific Research Areas and their interconnections. undergraduate thesis The Center will support their work with funding to attend students conferences and for complementing fieldwork. Research training Bringing together thesis students, postdoctorate fellows and all other researchers to share experiences and to confront specific challengesthrough conceptual and faced in urban research. methodological It is expected that visiting scholars will be an important part of this workshops training and knowledge-sharing process.