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Rising through cities? A look at Ghana new blog post by Jeffrey Paller

by | June 9, 2015 | 1 Comment
Category: Uncategorized

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 visit to CSUD

by | June 8, 2015
Category: Events

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 […]

Hagen presents at TRB on Motorcycles in Latin America

by | March 2, 2015
Category: Uncategorized

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 […]

CSUD and KARA Hold Forum on Nairobi Traffic Bill

by | February 6, 2015
Category: Uncategorized

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
Category: Uncategorized

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/

CSUD and C4D Lab Launch Nairobi Crowd-Sorced Cycle Map

by | January 12, 2015

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/.

VREF Opens Call for Student Study Visits Grants for 2015

by | January 12, 2015
Category: Research Grants

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 […]

Klopp contributes to EIU White Paper on Passenger Transport and Mobile Technology

by | January 12, 2015

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.

People Building Better Cities included in the Melbourne School of Design Digital Gallery

by | January 12, 2015
Category: Exhibits

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/.

Klopp Travels to Addis Ababa to Review UN Report on Urbanization in Africa

by | January 12, 2015

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”.