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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 […]

CSUD co-hosts meeting on “GTFS for the Rest of Us” in Washington DC

by | November 8, 2013

CSUD received a new Rockefeller grant “Towards a Data Standard for Paratransit” in partnership with the Department of Computing and Informatics at the University of Nairobi, the Civic Data Design Lab at MIT and Groupshot. As part of this work, we are partnering with the World Bank to hold a meeting on “GTFS for the […]

Nairobi’s matatu routes go digital

by | August 26, 2013

Researchers, including Dr. Jackie Klopp of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD), have compiled data on the city’s transit system, outlining routes and the estates served. The map covers 100 routes in Nairobi served my matatus and municipal buses. A recent newspaper article in the Standard, interviews Dr. Daniel Orwa, a key member of […]

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

by | July 2, 2013

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 […]

CSUD researcher and partners at the University of Nairobi release policy brief on environmental regulation in Kenya

by | June 14, 2013

CSUD researcher Ben Barczewski recently completed a policy brief titled ‘How Well Do Environmental Regulations Work in Kenya?: A Case Study of the Thika Highway Improvement Project’. The brief highlights the need for a different approach to development, one which recognizes the real cost of doing business at the expense of the environment. It emphasizes […]

Blog Post: Nairobi’s Future: Will it change with Devolution?

by | June 8, 2013

Chief Executive Officer of Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA-Kenya), Kwame Owino, publishes blog post on the future of Nairobi: Nairobi’s Future: Will it change with Devolution? Not likely. The conventional wisdom in Kenya today is that the implementation of devolution as anticipated in the new constitution and brought to reality by the election of 47 […]

People Building Better Cities featured at Alliance Francaise, Nairobi

by | June 2, 2013

Together with the photo exhibition and book launch, “Nairobi in Pictures”, “People Building Better Cities” will be featured at the Alliance Francaise, Nairobi from 05 June until 07 July.  The exhibition will include the following public discussions about Nairobi’s architectural history identity: June 5: Opening at Alliance Francaise June 12: Talk: ‘Nairobi Architectural History’ June […]

Rockefeller Foundation launches 100 Resilient Cities competition

by | May 15, 2013

The Rockefeller Foundation recently announced plans for the 100 Resilient Cities competition – an effort to build urban resilience around the world. In this competition, city government officials and major institutions are able to nominate their city through a formal application process. Selected cities will receive membership in the newly formed 100 Resilient Cities Network, […]