CSUD & PBBC at World Urban Forum

by | April 15, 2014
Category: Events

CSUD & PBBC at World Urban Forum Adjunct Senior Scholar Anna Rubbo successfully concluded her traveling exhibition on “People Building Better Cities”. She will be representing CSUD at the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia  with an exhibition space devoted to participatory urban design work. Anna can be reached at for further details. The schedule of […]

New CSUD Publications

by | April 15, 2014
Category: Publications

CSUD Director Sclar has completed a book with  Måns Lönnroth and Chris Wolmar with a March release date: Urban Access for the 21st Century: Finance and Governance Models for Transport Infrastructure.    Williams, Sarah, Elizabeth Marcello and Jacqueline M. Klopp. 2013. “Toward Open Source Kenya: Creating and Sharing a GIS Database of Nairobi” Annals of the Association of American Geographers  […]

CSUD Happenings

by | April 15, 2014
Category: Events

On January 28, 2014 CSUD along with its partners at the University of Nairobi, MIT and Groupshot launched a comprehensive pubic transit map and data base. The map and more information can be found at  The event was widely covered in the local press in Kenya and also was featured in Next City and Atlantic Cities.   CSUD Director […]

New public transit map for Nairobi launched!

by | February 4, 2014
Categories: Events, Uncategorized

On January 28th, CSUD as part of the Digital Matatu team, helped launch a new, comprehensive public transit map and data base for Nairobi. Co-hosted by the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations, the event involved key policymakers for the city and the County of Nairobi announced its formal adoption of the map which is critical […]

People Building Better Cities Exhibition Opens in New York December 3

by | November 27, 2013
Category: Uncategorized

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
Category: Uncategorized

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
Category: Uncategorized

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 […]