People Building Better Cities Exhibition Opens in New York December 3

by | November 27, 2013
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PEOPLE BUILDING BETTER CITIES NEW YORK The traveling exhibition People Building Better Cities (PBBC)  will be shown   at the AIA Center for Architecture from Tuesday December 3 to Saturday  January 4, 2014. PBBC has been shown in 12 cities and eight countries in 2013, and has been translated into five languages. While the exhibition focus is on […]

“GTFS for the Rest of Us” Workshop leads to a new way to capture paratransit data

by | November 27, 2013
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The workshop CSUD organised with the World Bank, the Civic Data Design Lab at MIT, the School of Computing and Informatics,University of Nairobi and Groupshot led to a successful discussion with Brian Ferris of Google to update the global data standard GTFS, This modification of GTFS will allow data for paratransit systems such as those […]

Andrea Rizvi Wins Best Paper Award at THREDBO

by | November 9, 2013 | 2 Comments
Category: Awards

CSUD Research Affiliate Andrea Rizvi received The Michael Beesley Award Honorable Mention for her paper “Implementing Bus Rapid Transit:  A tale of two Indian cities”.  Andrea presented her paper at St. Annes College at Oxford University as part of “THREDBO 13: 13th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport”.  The paper was […]

People Building Better Cities Exhibit to Open at AIA December 3

by | November 9, 2013
Category: Events

People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization  is a traveling exhibition that aims to exchange knowledge, build networks, and promote dialogue on the challenges of inclusive urbanization. To date PBBC has been shown in Bangkok, Sydney, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Beijing, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. While the exhibition focus is on developing countries, it speaks to urban […]

CSUD co-hosts meeting on “GTFS for the Rest of Us” in Washington DC

by | November 8, 2013
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CSUD received a new Rockefeller grant “Towards a Data Standard for Paratransit” in partnership with the Department of Computing and Informatics at the University of Nairobi, the Civic Data Design Lab at MIT and Groupshot. As part of this work, we are partnering with the World Bank to hold a meeting on “GTFS for the […]

CSUD Forges Collaboration with New Chilean Research Center – CEDEUS

by | October 29, 2013

CSUD has entered a new collaboration with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the Universidad de Concepción.  These two universities have established a new center for sustainable urban development with funding from their national government.  CEDEUS (Centro di Desarrollo Urbano Sustentable) is part of an effort by the National Research Council of Chile to […]

CSUD Awarded AC4 Grant

by | October 29, 2013
Category: Research Grants

CSUD has been awarded a grant from the Earth Institutes’s Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity.  Jacqueline Klopp, CSUD Associate Research Scholar, will be the principal investigator of our study, “Sustainability and the City: An Exploration of Concepts, Metrics and Practices”.  This study seeks to produce a review of sustainability literature in urban studies […]


by | September 20, 2013
Category: Events

Join us in a Conversation with UN-Habitat as they prepare to release their Global Report on Human Settlements 2013: “Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility”. This report argues that the development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap. The purpose of ‘transportation’ and ‘mobility’ is to gain access to destinations, activities, services […]

Nairobi’s matatu routes go digital

by | August 26, 2013
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Researchers, including Dr. Jackie Klopp of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD), have compiled data on the city’s transit system, outlining routes and the estates served. The map covers 100 routes in Nairobi served my matatus and municipal buses. A recent newspaper article in the Standard, interviews Dr. Daniel Orwa, a key member of […]

04 July 2013 Event: Smart Sustainable Transport for Nairobi?: Creating an Open Access Database for Public Transit

by | July 2, 2013
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On July 4th, 2013, CSUD will be jointly hosting the following public event in Nairobi, Kenya. Please email with any questions, or to RSVP attendance. SMART SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT FOR NAIROBI?:CREATING AN OPEN ACCESS DATA BASE FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT July 4, 2013 9:00 am- noon Kenya Institute for Public Policy and Research Analysis Bishop Gardens Towers […]