Smart(er) Cities

General Goals This is a multi-country applied research case studies initiative that examines how innovation from within city governments is making urban systems smarter and shaping people’s lives, how city agencies have been adapting to and adopting new data and technology innovations to make their management systems more inclusive and responsive […]

Education for Sustainable Development

As part of the Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, the Master of Public Administration in Development Practice (MPA-DP), which André Corrêa d’Almeida co-directs, develops educational curriculum and programs on sustainable development and development practice for both grad level and executive training programs. The MPA-DP collaborates […]

Institutional Innovation

Institutions impose elements of order in the context where they operate and they affect the distribution of preferences, incentives, and outcomes among people. A better understanding of the constraints imposed by institutions on people’s behavior and personal satisfaction can allow governments and legislatures to prioritize interventions for institutional […]

Institutional Innovation Studies

The Modernization of the Political System in Portugal, Democracy and Civic Participation In order to stimulate systematic and multidisciplinary research in the fields of politico-institutional reform, democracy and civic participation in Portugal, the Catholic University of Portugal’s Research Center on Peoples and Cultures created a new research program under the scientific and editorial […]

Kazakhstan Sustainable Development Program

Program Foundations and Introduction The Kazakhstan Sustainable Development Program (KSDP) is an applied research and professional training initiative for Kazakhstan offered by Columbia University (CU) and funded by Bolashak International Scholarship. The program was developed and is led by Professor André Corrêa d’Almeida (School of International and Public […]

Smart(er) NYC

Data, Technology and Life in the City The “Smart(er) NYCitywide Research Group” was created by André Corrêa d’Almeida with scholars from 13 universities and research institutes, with the goal of developing case studies aiming at examining how innovation from within the New York City government is making urban systems smarter and shaping people’s lives. […]