04 July 2013 Event: Smart Sustainable Transport for Nairobi?: Creating an Open Access Database for Public Transit

by | July 2, 2013
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On July 4th, 2013, CSUD will be jointly hosting the following public event in Nairobi, Kenya. Please email jmklopp@gmail.com with any questions, or to RSVP attendance.

SMART SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT FOR NAIROBI?:CREATING AN OPEN ACCESS DATA BASE FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT

July 4, 2013

9:00 am- noon

Kenya Institute for Public Policy and Research Analysis

Bishop Gardens Towers

Little reliable data exists for Nairobi’s mass public transit/para-transit system. Yet this data is both possible to collect and critical to urban planning, technological innovation, and research. This workshop presents an update on the effort to produce Nairobi’s first open access database for matatu/bus and rail. We will also brief participants on the recent developments around developing a new data standard for paratransit.

A team consisting of Professors Dan Orwa and Peter Waiganjo (Department of Computing and Informatics University of Nairobi) Professor Sarah Williams of the Civic Data Project (MIT), Dr. Jacqueline Klopp (Center for Sustainable Urban Development, Columbia University) and Adam White (Groupshot, Boston) will present their initial work. KIPPRA, a key partner in this work and invited participants will provide feedback and also discuss next steps.

 

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