CSUD affiliates attend Mega Transport Project conference in London

by | April 25, 2013
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CSUD Director Elliott Sclar, Associate Research Scholar Jacqueline Klopp, PhD students Eric Goldwyn and Danielle Petretta presented their work at the Omega Center, University College London April 10-12. The conference was part of the Volvo Research and Education Foundations (VREF) network on future urban transport in which VREF Centers of Excellence from all parts of the globe came together to present and discuss their relevant and practical applications of their research in areas ranging from the findings of 30 case studies of Mega Transport Projects to the initiation and evaluation of BRT systems in South America.

At the event, PhD student Danielle Petretta and Eric Goldwyn also participated in the VREF Ph.D. Workshop as part of the meeting where Danielle presented her work on Value Capture Finance and Eric presented his experience provided through the VREF Ph.D. study exchange program where he visited the South Arican CoE and studied the informal transportation sector.

Dr Sclar and Dr Klopp also presented their ongoing efforts in Nairobi regarding integration of the public and private transport stakeholders and also on their progress of facilitating public participation in the planning process and development of transport infrastructure. CSUD received much positive feedback from other meeting participants and VREF.

Other highlights included the former Mayor of London (2000-2008), Ken Livingstone, who spoke to the VREF group and discussed the evolution and development related to the 2012 Summer Olympics hosted by London.  Participants of the conference made a site visit to the Olympic Park in Strattford which is in the process of converting the buildings and grounds into a mixed use development to be available to all Londoners.

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