How Africa can build inclusive, safe and sustainable cities

by | October 15, 2015
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CSUD’s Jacqueline Klopp and Jeffrey Paller recently wrote on “how African can build inclusive, safe and sustainable cities”.  The article can be read here in The Conversation. They argue that for African cities to be productive and inclusive places, urban politics will need to change.

Matts-Ake Belin, Vision Zero Expert- to Speak 1 October 2015

by | September 25, 2015
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The Center for Sustainable Urban Development, the Planning Students Organization, and the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention have the pleasure of inviting you to the following talk: Vision Zero: Using Data and Design to Eliminate Traffic Deaths Matts-Ake Belin, Director of the Vision Zero Academy at Trafikverket (Sweden’s transportation agency), will explain how data-driven policy and design […]

Google and Digital Matatus launch new transit feature in Nairobi

by | August 26, 2015
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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. […]

CSUD releases first public opinion poll results on transportation for Nairobi

by | July 24, 2015
Category: Events

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 […]

Anna Rubbo, keynote speaker at National Architecture Students’ Conference July 1-4

by | June 23, 2015
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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.  

Student Affiliate Anna Oursler at ECLEI Resilient Cities Congress

by | June 23, 2015
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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.

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

by | June 9, 2015 | 1 Comment
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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
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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 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
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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 […]