The “Innovative practices of inclusive urban development” project is a collaboration between the University of Winnipeg, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba, through the Manitoba Research Alliance, UN Habitat, the Huairou Commission and the KIP International School, with the support of the International Development Research Centre of Canada. The project is seeking to expand material on innovative approaches to urban planning in order to add to the professional and educational knowledge base of effective approaches and policies in local development. The project is calling for the submission of innovative experiences that utilized original development practices involved in cultivating inclusive, equitable and sustainable urban spaces while seeking to reduce poverty.
Ten innovative experiences that contribute to the development field will be chosen to receive a research grant of 2,000 CAD each to support the documentation and dissemination of these new development approaches (such as creating helpful case studies, short videos, manuals, teaching units, etc.). The work of the grant recipients will be presented during the 7th World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia this upcoming April, and will be named in a special issue of the electronic international journal: Universitas Forum. Universitas Forum would be happy to name other innovative experiences that were not sponsored for research grants in the future publication.
Those interested individuals, organizations and community groups must submit their experiences by January 30, 2014. Applications are accepted in English, French or Spanish. Applicants who are selected will be contacted by email by February 28, 2014.