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/.
The Volvo Research and Education Foundations (VREF) have announced the availability of study visit grants for Ph.D . students working on transportation related issues. The travel grants support the opportunity to collaborate with other international VREF Centers of Excellence and also facilitates field research. Student affiliates of the CSUD are eligible to apply. If interested in […]
Jacqueline Klopp contributed to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s recently released white paper, “How mobile is transforming passenger transportation: Clearing the way for more liveable cities”. The survey-based report examines the impact of mobile technology on the transportation industry and can be found here http://www.economistinsights.com/analysis/how-mobile-transforming-passenger-transportation.
Adjunct senior scholar Anna Rubbo’s Global Studio and People Building Better Cities has been included as a permanent exhibit in the Digital Gallery at the newly opened Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. For more information please see http://peoplebuildingbettercities.org/.
Associate Research Scholar Jacqueline M. Klopp participated in the UN Economic Commission Expert Group Meeting held on 16 and 17 December 2014 in Addis Ababa to review the forthcoming report on “Urbanization and Structural Transformation in Africa”.
CSUD Associate Research Scholar, Jacqueline Klopp, has delivered an invited talk as part of the fall seminar series at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, (KU Leuven), in Leuven, Flanders, Belgium. Her talk entitled, “Ifrastructure Power: road building, politics and the future of African cities”, is described below. “A flurry of road building and other transportation infrastructure investment is […]
CSUD Research Affiliate, Andrea Rizvi, and CSUD Director, Elliott Sclar have published their article, “Implementing bus rapid transit: A tale of two Indian cities”, in Research in Transportation Economics. Below please find the abstract and link to the journal article. Rizvi also received the Michael Beesley Award given to a high quality paper presented at the […]