USP Global Cities
A partnership between the NEV and the project USP Global Cities (USP CG) of the IEA hopes to promote knowledge transfer to a broader audience, civil society, and public administrators, as well as to strengthen the connection between research institutions and the community beyond the academic environment.
The partnership’s success results from two strategies. The first strategic line of action stems from the fact that the NEV is an active member of the USP CG. Thus, when the workshops address topics such as violence, crime, and violation of human rights, the NEV researchers make themselves fully available for the project – as it happens, for example, in the Urban Sustainability (UrbanSus) cycle of seminars.
The second strategy is to combine the NEV’s ample research experience on violence and urban studies and the USP CG experience in gathering expert groups to create integrated dossiers about the existing knowledge on city development processes. This reunion will promote knowledge transfer that addresses the need to go beyond conventional studies as the criteria for defining public security policy, planning, and management. To this end, the partnership makes use of a continuous exchange of information, an incessant pursuit of innovative methods, and the effort to “translate” or adapt the academic language to a more accessible style without loss of quality – which has thus far generated, for example, the manuscript “The Urban-Demographic Patterns of São Paulo’s Capital” soon to be published in the next issue of the scientific journal Estudos Avançados do IEA.
The USP Global Cities project of the IEA has met with the NEV to discuss violence in Sao Paulo as well as in other cities. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the contemporary Brazilian scenario regarding the topic and to present the main approaches to this debate.
The Seminar “Violence, Cities and Public Security Policies”, promoted by the USP Institute of Advanced Studies in Ribeirão Preto (IEA-RP), discussed the work of researchers Sérgio Adorno and Marcelo Batista Nery at USP’s NEV