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Jacqueline Klopp

Earth Institute, Center for Sustainable Urban Development
Associate Research Scholar
Jacqueline Klopp is an Associate Research Scholar at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University. She previously taught the politics of development at the School of International and Public Affairs for many years.  A political scientist by training, her work focuses on the political processes around land-use, transportation, violence, displacement and planning in African cities with a strong focus on equity and social inclusion. Klopp is the author of articles for Africa Today, African Studies Review, African Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Comparative Politics, Forced Migration Review, InfoPolity, Journal of Transport Geography, Urban Forum, Public Health, World Policy Review among many others. 
Recently, she has been experimenting with creative urban mapping and media projects for both analysis and advocacy and is a founding member of the DigitalMatatus consortium which has produced the first open transit data and public transit map for Nairobi's"matatu" transit system. She helped start the blog CairofromBelow and runs nairobiplanninginnovations.com to provide more grounded and open urban information to citizens in Cairo and Nairobi. She is currently writing a book on the politics of planning in Nairobi. Klopp received her A.B. from Harvard University where she studied Physics and her Ph.D. in Political Science is from McGill University.