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 […]

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 […]

CSUD researcher and partners at the University of Nairobi release policy brief on environmental regulation in Kenya

by | June 14, 2013
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CSUD researcher Ben Barczewski recently completed a policy brief titled ‘How Well Do Environmental Regulations Work in Kenya?: A Case Study of the Thika Highway Improvement Project’. The brief highlights the need for a different approach to development, one which recognizes the real cost of doing business at the expense of the environment. It emphasizes […]

Blog Post: Nairobi’s Future: Will it change with Devolution?

by | June 8, 2013
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Chief Executive Officer of Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA-Kenya), Kwame Owino, publishes blog post on the future of Nairobi: Nairobi’s Future: Will it change with Devolution? Not likely. The conventional wisdom in Kenya today is that the implementation of devolution as anticipated in the new constitution and brought to reality by the election of 47 […]

People Building Better Cities featured at Alliance Francaise, Nairobi

by | June 2, 2013
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Together with the photo exhibition and book launch, “Nairobi in Pictures”, “People Building Better Cities” will be featured at the Alliance Francaise, Nairobi from 05 June until 07 July.  The exhibition will include the following public discussions about Nairobi’s architectural history identity: June 5: Opening at Alliance Francaise June 12: Talk: ‘Nairobi Architectural History’ June […]

Rockefeller Foundation launches 100 Resilient Cities competition

by | May 15, 2013
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The Rockefeller Foundation recently announced plans for the 100 Resilient Cities competition – an effort to build urban resilience around the world. In this competition, city government officials and major institutions are able to nominate their city through a formal application process. Selected cities will receive membership in the newly formed 100 Resilient Cities Network, […]