Dr. Jacqueline  Klopp

Dr. Jacqueline Klopp

Co-director, Center for Sustainable Urban Development at the Earth Institute – Columbia University

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Jaqueline M. Klopp is Co-Director of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at the Earth Institute, Columbia University where she also teaches Sustainable Development. Her research focuses on the intersection of sustainable mobility, land use, air pollution, climate and accountability. Klopp is the author of numerous academic and popular articles on land, transport and the politics of infrastructure with a focus on Africa and is increasingly exploring the potential of new technologies and mobilizations to impact 21st century mobility, access, public health and climate. She is a founder of the Digital Matatus project that mapped out and created open data for minibus routes in Nairobi and is collaborating with AFD, WRI, MIT, the World Bank and others on building collaborative open transport data platforms to create and spread needed high-quality data for cities in Africa ("DigitalTransport4Africa") and Latin America (DATUM). Dr. Klopp received her B.A. from Harvard University where she studied physics and her Ph.D. in political science from McGill University. Prior to joining CSUD she was an Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University and Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration at SIPA where she taught the politics of international development and oversaw student workshops across the globe. 

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