Dear N-AERUS Members,

As a part of our continued project with Cities Alliance on Equitable Economic Growth, we are hosting an upcoming webinar "Research as a vessel for equitable economic policy" on Friday, May 15th at 17:00 CET. In this webinar, we will discuss how research and policy making can come together to promote equitable economic growth in different regions around the world. This will be a great opportunity to hear from urban researchers around the world about how they go about translating their research into policy — and what challenges arise in the process. 

We will present the results of a preliminary critical survey on the character, challenges and strategies of research-policy interfaces and then open up a discussion with participants about how things look in their regions of research. The webinar is hosted by a consortium of the urban research networks N-AERUS, AURI and REDEUS_LAC as a part of the Cities Alliance-sponsored project "Equity, Services and Economic Development in Cities of the Global South: Engaging Research in Policy Making”.
Because the webinar is focused on knowledge-building on the given topics, we would love to have your input! We look forward to seeing you there.


WEBINAR – Research as a vessel for equitable economic policy: A discussion about the role of research in promoting equitable economic growth and a comparison of strategies for engaging policy makers across global regions

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 17:00 CET
Registration and Information here: http://habitat-unit.de/en/events/webinar-iii/

webinar theme:

The interfaces between research and policy making needed for equitable economic growth (EEG) exist as complex webs of relations connecting stakeholders and actors who translate their knowledge into specific policies and practices at all scales. In this webinar, we will present the results from a preliminary critical survey of urban researchers from around the globe and ask the questions:

• What do research-policy interfaces actually look like, and what roles do researchers have in them?

• Are these interactions further shaped by the regional context in which they take place?

• To what extent do external dynamics and/or interest-driven actions influence the mechanisms connecting research and policy making for equitable economic growth?

We invite researchers from around the globe to reflect on the strategies and challenges of bridging research and policy making in their practice. The initiative is supported by Cities Alliance’s Joint Work Program (JWP) on Equitable Economic Growth through the project Equity, Services and Economic Development in Cities of the Global South.
webinar information:

Date: May 15, 2020
Time: 17:00 CET
Length: 60 minutes
Registration: http://habitat-unit.de/en/events/webinar-iii/

The webinar and subsequent discussion will be conducted in English.

we invite the panelists:

Paola Alfaro d’Alençon & Enrico Michelutti (N-AERUS): Findings from the preliminary critical survey on research-policy interfaces for promoting EEG around the globe.

Joshua Drake (Cities Alliance): Presentation of the findings from the Joint Work Programme Equitable Economic Growth and the project Equity, Services and Economic Development in Cities of the Global South. 

With reflections and responses from:

Pablo Cabrera Barona (FLACSO Sede Ecuador) 

Malick Gaye (ENDA RUP, AURI)

Paola Alfaro d'Alençon (N-AERUS)


Questions, comments and reflections from the audience!

For more information on this webinar, please go to: http://habitat-unit.de/en/events/webinar-iii/

webinar series:

This webinar is one of a five-part series to evaluate, contextualize and operationalize existing research by Cities Alliance on equitable economic growth in cities of the Global South. Three research networks, working in Europe (N-AERUS), Africa (AURI) and LAC (REDEUS_LAC), collaborate to identify common problems cities face in pursuing social equity and economic growth, to share tested strategies for integrating policy making and research, and to disseminate these strategies to broader urban contexts. By targeting a global audience, we can share experience both within and beyond the regional focus of each webinar. For more information on the project, please go to: https://www.citiesalliance.org/newsroom/news/cities-alliance-news/cities-alliance-announces-grant-tu-berlin-equity-services-and

We look forward to your participation, input and questions!



Yours N-aerus Coordination Team,

Paola Alfaro d’Alençon, Jakub Galuszka, Paola Piscitelli and Mariano Scheinsohn 



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