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

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

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

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

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”.

Klopp delivers talk at KU Leuven, Belgium

by | December 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Category: Events

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 […]

Rizvi and Sclar Publish Article on BRT Implementation in India

by | December 4, 2014
Category: Publications

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 […]

Visiting Scholar Klaus Renoldner will present his “Triple Benefit Principle for a Low Carbon Society”

by | December 2, 2014
Category: Events

The Center will host visiting lecturer Klaus Renoldner, senior researcher at MODUL University, Vienna on Thursday, December 4th    Renoldner will present his “Triple Benefit Principle“, an Austrian approach to a low carbon society , asking the question “Can Behavioral Change in Housing, Eating and Transport foster Energy Transition?”. Industrialized societies are highly dependent on […]

Digital Matatus Wins 2014 Media Architecture Biennale Award

by | December 2, 2014
Category: Awards

Digital Matatus, Jacqueline Klopp’s joint mapping project, with the University of Nairobi, the Civic Design Lab at MIT, and Groupshot, has won the 2014 Media Architecture Biennale (MAB) award for participatory architecture. Winners were announced at MAB’s World Cities Conference on November 21. Digital Matatus is the first to provide an open data base and […]