The 31st of October is globally recognized as World Cities Day. The Day promotes the international community’s interest in global urbanization and contribution to sustainable urban development. Nairobi is one of the fastest growing Urban Centres in Africa. It is an economic hub of the East and Central African Region and offers key services including … Continue reading World Cities Day Nairobi: Urban Dialogue and 6 Urban Planning Resolutions
How to Change Transport with Positive Speech Recording of a webinar with Marco te Brömmelstroet from University of Amsterdam (clear from min 4). Very interesting discussion on the role of 'language' in Urban Transport/Mobility Development. This lecture was given during the TUMI Summer School earlier this month. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YAlXM5zWeo&feature=youtu.be Safer Streets Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) Summer … Continue reading TUMI Summer School: Online Lectures on Urban Mobility!
As part of the outcome of one of our recent research projects, we are testing the impact of Digital Creative Methods such as Virtual Reality, Digital Simulations and Game Modelling for Kenyan (African) Streets. This follows data collection that accounted for land uses, various transport modes (even bodaboda's) and an attempt at looking at human … Continue reading Virtual Reality and Digital Simulation in Mobility
The Sustainable Transport Equity Partnerships (STEPs) Workshop brought together attendants from various sectors on the Continent to practically look into how Walking and the Experience of Walking in Urban Areas can be improved. The Workshop placed emphasis on low income areas eg Mukuru in Nairobi, but the 8 STEPs can work everywhere. These are part … Continue reading Ever heard of the 8 STEPs to Improve Walking in your City?
East African Urban planners, creative experts, researchers, and urban enthusiasts have been conducting studies on Implementing Creative Methodological Innovations for Sustainable Transport Planning. The Nairobi team focused on Ring Road Kilimani and Luthuli Avenue, with focus was on improving the Non Motorized Transit use experience. Creative methods like participatory mapping, photography, virtual reality, infographics, street modelling, videography, … Continue reading i-cmiist: Equitable Street Space in the City