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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 […]

Klopp Shares Story of Digital Matatus at the University of Miami

by | December 2, 2014
Categories: Events, Uncategorized

Jacqueline Klopp, associate research scholar, was invited to give a talk at the University of Miami’s Department of Geography and Regional Studies on November 19th.  Her talk, “Mapping and Mobilizing Change for Cities:  The Story of the Digital Matatus“, discussed how maps and data are powerful, multi-edged tools and how advocates for more equitable and […]

Sclar in Financial Times re: HS2

by | December 2, 2014
Category: Publications

Elliott Sclar, center director, recently published a letter in the Financial Times on November 24th. His letter, “HS2 has no magical powers of job creation”, refuted another writer’s claim that high speed rail creates high quality jobs.  Sclar pointed out that aside from construction jobs, it is “an innovative society, with a well-educated and stable […]

Jacqueline Klopp Recognized for Commitment to Nairobi

by | October 20, 2014
Category: Uncategorized

Associate Research Scholar Jacqueline Klopp was recognized for her civic consciousness in an OpEd piece in Kenya’s newspaper the Daily Nation. Godwin Murunga of the University of Nairobi applauded her lifelong dedication to community involvement and advocacy as well as her deep understanding of and contribution to Kenyan transport policies and projects.  “Her work stands […]

Elliott Sclar Delivered Talk on Access and Immobility at Northwestern University

by | October 20, 2014
Category: Uncategorized

Center Director Elliott Sclar will deliver a talk on “Paying for Access, but Getting Immobility: Rethinking Finance and Governance Models for 21st Century Urban Transportation” on October 2 at the Northwestern University Transportation Center.  Sclar also spoke at the EI Practicum on Science-based Solutions to Sustainability on September 30th where he addressed the issue of […]

Digital Matatu Map accepted at Istanbul Biennial

by | October 20, 2014
Category: Awards

The Digital Matatu map poster has been accepted and will be in the Mapmaker Manifesto curation of the Istanbul Biennial from 14 September to 20 October 2014. The Center is a member of the Digital Matatu consortium which has produced the first contemporary transit map and data base for Nairobi. The project was also mentioned on NPR […]

Anna Rubbo Recognized for Her Humanitarian Work at UIA Durban

by | August 19, 2014
Category: Awards

CSUD Adjunct Senior Scholar, Anna Rubbo has been awarded a Vassilis Sgoutas Prize as “founder of the Global Studio and (for) her educational and humanitarian work.” Anna and other winners received their prizes on 6 August at the 25th International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress in Durban, South Africa.  At the congress, Anna hosted […]