Supporting Learning Cities: A Case of the Cities Alliance

Supporting Learning Cities: A Case of the Cities Alliance

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Title: Supporting Learning Cities: A Case of the Cities Alliance
Author: Wanjiru, Claire
Abstract: This study attempts to contribute to literature on C2C learning by answering one question, that is, to what extent do C2C learning processes supported by the Cities Alliance (CA) use rationalist or post-rationalist approaches to knowledge sharing? The CA is a global urban development network of international development agencies, national and local governments, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) (CA, 2011b). The study investigates knowledge sharing practices in four modalities of C2C learning supported by the CA. The first initiative is the Johannesburg and Lilongwe mentorship programme, a bilateral municipal partnership. The second initiative is the Peer Experience and Reflective Learning (PEARL) network in India. The third modality of support promotes replication of CA-supported slum upgrading and city development strategy (CDS) projects. The fourth and final modality of support is CA’s strategy to disseminate best practices in slum upgrading and CDS.
Date: 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/22844
Supervisor: Fafard, Patrick

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