Establishment of a Centre for Urban Studies
On 14 May 2013, UN-Habitat and JKUAT signed a MOU that provides the framework for jointly promoting approaches to sustainable urban development through synergies and clear areas of cooperation. The MOU demonstrates JKUAT’s efforts in support of innovation, new thinking, and new strategies towards development of cities and human settlements at multiple levels. In line with this and as articulated in the MOU, the partnership envisioned the establishment of a Centre for Urban Studies (CUSt) focused on urban issues and sustainable development.
The Centre for Urban Studies (CUSt) is essentially at the forefront in making valuable contributions to the economy, our natural and built environments, and the livability of our cities. It will have an important influence on our physical environment. Through its activities, the Centre will influence the physical character of the urban setting.
Purpose of the Centre for Urban Studies
The purpose of the Centre is to act as a strategic think-tank in research, academia and practical approaches in providing sustainable development solutions and modeling (both anticipated and actual in the needs and expectations) of cities of today and the future.
The Centre endeavors to find solutions that make our urban areas places that are successful both socially and economically, good to live in, and attractive to visit.