Dr. Jacqueline M. Klopp

Director/Research Scholar, Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD), The Earth Institute

Adjunct Professor of Climate, Undergraduate Special Concentration and Major in Sustainable Development

New York, NY United States 10024


Dr. Jacqueline Klopp is Co-director of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development and a Research Scholar who explores the intersection of sustainable transport, land use, accountability, air pollution, climate change, and data and technology. Klopp is the author of numerous academic and popular articles on land and the politics of infrastructure with a focus on Africa. She is increasingly exploring the potential of new technologies to impact transportation and land-use in the 21st Century and has been experimenting with creative urban mapping projects for both analysis and advocacy. Dr. Klopp is a founding member of the award winning DigitalMatatus consortium which has produced the first open transit data and public transit map for Nairobi’s quasi-formal minibus (matatu) transit system. She also helped found “Digital Cairo” a consortium of Transport4Cairo, Takween Integrated Community Development and DigitalMatatus to create open transport data for Cairo. She is currently writing a book on the politics of planning in Nairobi Dr. Klopp received her B.A. from Harvard University where she studied Physics and her Ph.D. in Political Science is from McGill University. Prior to joining CSUD Jacqueline Klopp was an Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration where she taught the politics of international development and oversaw student workshops across the globe. Dr. Klopp has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations and World Resources Institute. She currently teaches in the Sustainable Development undergraduate program at Columbia University.


Jacqueline Klopp Urban Age Conference Addis Ababa 2019


Only select projects listed below
Name Start Date End Date
Collaboration on an Open Data Resource Center and Mapping for Urban Public Transport 5/1/18 12/31/18
Commissioned Paper: BRT and Paratransit in Sub- Saharan Africa - The Role of Governance in Metropolita 4/1/18 9/30/18
Digital Transport 4 Africa An Open & Collaborative Digital Data Platform to Improve African Urban Public Transport 12/1/17 3/31/18
Planning Grant for Workshop: Innovation Alliance for Minibus Taxi Service Improvement 1/1/18 12/31/18
Public Transport Advocacy for Nairobi 2/1/17 6/30/18
Reimagining Nairobi: A Policy Network Approach 1/1/14 6/30/16
Research-Facilitation Support to WRI on Mapping and Minibus Reform 10/16/17 12/31/17
Smart Transport and Equity: A Nairobi Test Case 8/1/12 2/28/14
Towards a Data Standard for Paratransit 8/1/13 11/30/14
VREF Workshop 2014: Transforming Access and Mobility in Cities - Turning Knowledge into Action 9/5/14 5/31/15
Climate resilience in Northern Manhattan and the South Bronx: Collaborative, community-led policy research about heat vulnerability in New York City 1/1/20 12/31/21
Ethical Border Trading Between Kenya and Uganda 1/1/19 9/30/21
An Open Data Resource Center for Inclusive Urban Transport: Latin America Branch 3/29/19 10/31/19
Exploring the Potential of Minibus Electrification in Three African Cities 1/1/20 7/30/21
DigitalTransport4Africa Project 1/15/20 3/31/20
Clean Air Catalyst: A Global Partnership for Accelerating Clean Air Solutions 8/3/20 5/31/25
VREF MAC Skills and Tools Workshop: 2021: Digital Data and Tools for Transport Research: AShort Introductory Course 8/16/21 6/30/22
Governing the Digital Data Commons: How to Sustain Digital Transport 4 Africa 9/1/21 6/30/22
Resilient Coastal Communities Project 11/1/21
An Equity, Ecosystems and Engaged Approach to Informal Transport and Shared Mobility 7/1/23 12/31/26
Capacity Building, Knowledge Sharing, and Air Quality Improvement for Anglophone and Francophone West Africa 9/1/21 8/31/24
An Equity, Ecosystems and Engaged Approach to Informal Transport and Shared Mobility 12/15/22 8/31/23