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CSUD and KARA Hold Forum on Nairobi Traffic Bill

by | February 6, 2015

On January 29, 2015 the Center for Sustainable Urban Development with the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations had a successful forum in Nairobi on the Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2014 dealing with transport and the safety of school children in Kenya. Speakers included Honorable Lekuton, sponsor of the bill, Dr. Duncan Kibogong of the National Transport […]

Klopp’s Digital Matatus Selected for Presentation at Transforming Transportation 2015

by | January 21, 2015

Associate Research Scholar Jacqueline M. Klopp was selected to present “The digital matatus story: the power of open data in transport” at Transforming Transportation 2015:  Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity conference at the World Bank on January 16 2015. For more information on the meeting, visit

Klopp Shares Story of Digital Matatus at the University of Miami

by | December 2, 2014

Jacqueline Klopp, associate research scholar, was invited to give a talk at the University of Miami’s Department of Geography and Regional Studies on November 19th.  Her talk, “Mapping and Mobilizing Change for Cities:  The Story of the Digital Matatus“, discussed how maps and data are powerful, multi-edged tools and how advocates for more equitable and […]

Jacqueline Klopp Recognized for Commitment to Nairobi

by | October 20, 2014

Associate Research Scholar Jacqueline Klopp was recognized for her civic consciousness in an OpEd piece in Kenya’s newspaper the Daily Nation. Godwin Murunga of the University of Nairobi applauded her lifelong dedication to community involvement and advocacy as well as her deep understanding of and contribution to Kenyan transport policies and projects.  “Her work stands […]

Elliott Sclar Delivered Talk on Access and Immobility at Northwestern University

by | October 20, 2014

Center Director Elliott Sclar will deliver a talk on “Paying for Access, but Getting Immobility: Rethinking Finance and Governance Models for 21st Century Urban Transportation” on October 2 at the Northwestern University Transportation Center.  Sclar also spoke at the EI Practicum on Science-based Solutions to Sustainability on September 30th where he addressed the issue of […]

CSUD Affiliate David King Presents at the World Symposium on Transportion Land Use

by | August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

CSUD Research Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Urban Planning David King,  presented two papers at the World Symposium on Transportation and Land Use Research in Delft, the Netherlands. The first, “Assessing the long term land use changes associated with San Diego light rail: How long should we wait for change?” with Center Ph.D. Affiliate Lauren Fischer ; […]

Anna Rubbo Mentioned for the 2014 UIA Vassilis Sgoutas Prize

by | June 5, 2014

Anna Rubbo, adjunct senior scholar at CSUD, has been awarded a mention by the Jury of the International Union of Architects (UIA) for the Vassilis Sgoutas Prize.  This category recognizes ‘architecture serving the most impoverished and the conception of inventive solutions for reducing poverty and indigence’.  Winners will be announced at the 25th UIA World […]

New public transit map for Nairobi launched!

by | February 4, 2014

On January 28th, CSUD as part of the Digital Matatu team, helped launch a new, comprehensive public transit map and data base for Nairobi. Co-hosted by the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations, the event involved key policymakers for the city and the County of Nairobi announced its formal adoption of the map which is critical […]

People Building Better Cities Exhibition Opens in New York December 3

by | November 27, 2013

PEOPLE BUILDING BETTER CITIES NEW YORK The traveling exhibition People Building Better Cities (PBBC)  will be shown   at the AIA Center for Architecture from Tuesday December 3 to Saturday  January 4, 2014. PBBC has been shown in 12 cities and eight countries in 2013, and has been translated into five languages. While the exhibition focus is on […]

“GTFS for the Rest of Us” Workshop leads to a new way to capture paratransit data

by | November 27, 2013

The workshop CSUD organised with the World Bank, the Civic Data Design Lab at MIT, the School of Computing and Informatics,University of Nairobi and Groupshot led to a successful discussion with Brian Ferris of Google to update the global data standard GTFS, This modification of GTFS will allow data for paratransit systems such as those […]