Digital Matatus, a collaboration between the Center for Sustainable Urban Development, C4D lab University of Nairobi, Civic Data Design Lab Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Groupshot, developed technology and processes to collect transit information for the semiformal minibus bus (matatu) system in Nairobi. The team created the first GTFS transit data for semiformal bus systems. […]
The Center for Sustainable Urban Development located at Columbia University, New York City, in collaboration with the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations and the polling firm Ipsos Ltd, released in June 17, 2015, the very first public opinion poll on transportation in Nairobi. The poll revealed that safety in public transportation and on the roads is […]
Adjunct Senior Scholar Anna Rubbo is a keynote speaker at the National Architecture Students’ Conference PEOPLE to be held in Melbourne, Australia July1-4, 2015.
CSUD Student Affiliate Anna Oursler presented her work on 3 June 2015 at the ECLEI Resilient Cities 2015 Congress, Her innovative ideas on “thermal mismatch in cities” was featured in their City Talk blog.
Jeffrey Paller wrote an insightful blog “Rising through cities? A Look at Ghana” for the Africa Research Institute. The blog is a an analysis of the a new report by the World Bank, “Rising through Cities in Ghana”. Dr. Jeffrey Paller recently joined CSUD and is an Earth Institute Post Doctoral Fellow.
Calvin Kangara the Resident Leadership Coordinator of the East Scarborough Storefront in Toronto, Canada visited CSUD last month. Calvin came to learn about local community activism and revitalization in New York and share experiences from the Storefront’s work in the inner suburban neighbourhood of Kingston Galloway/Orton Park in Toronto. Calvin was awarded a Vital People grant from […]
On 12 January, PhD student Jonas Hagen of Columbia University and affiliate of CSUD presented a poster on a paper that he submitted to TRB 2015 with Carlosfelipe Pardo (of Despacio.org) and Johanna Burbano Valente(of the Universidad Pontifica Javeriana, Bogotá). The paper, titled “Motorcycle Adoption and Use in Latin American Cities: A Qualitative Study” uses […]
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 […]
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 http://www.transformingtransportation.org/
In collaboration with the C4D lab at the University of Nairobi, the Center for Sustainable Urban Development launched a crowd-sourced cycle map for the city of Nairobi at the Nairobi County stakeholders meeting on developing a Non-Motorized Transport Policy December 2014. The map can be found here http://mobility.c4dlab.ac.ke/cycle/.