Photo: Dar es Salaam


MOBILIZE 2018, Making Space for Mobility in Booming Cities, June 26-28, 2018

The Mobilize Summit organized by ITDP and supported by the VREF will be held from June 26 to 28, 2018 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The VREF network will actively attend the event, holding before and after the summit, a VREF Network Workshop and a PhD Workshop respectively on June 25 and June 29.

Over the last year, Dar es Salaam has launched a series of transformative improvements to transit, cycling and walking, the most important of which is the Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid
Transit (BRT) system, or DART. These efforts have made Dar es Salaam the first African city to win the prestigious Sustainable Transport Award in its 14-year history.

Dar es Salaam, host of the third annual MOBILIZE summit, is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It is projected to expand from a population of 2.7 million in 2005 to 6.2
million in 2025 and could reach 21.4 million people by 2052, according to the African Development Bank. As of 2017, it already is home to an estimated 5.5 million people. This rapid urbanization offers many lessons on how to pilot mobility innovations, leap beyond some of the errors cities in other regions have made and find new ways to accommodate the surge in residents. Participants to this invitation-only summit have a unique opportunity to experience Dar es Salaam, a trailblazer in the African region.

Agenda:

  • 25 June:      VREF Network Workshop and Opening diner
  • 26-28 June: Regular Mobilize Summit
  • 29 June:      Internal Meetings and PhD Workshop

 

Details:

Event: MOBILIZE Summit

When: From June 25 to June 29, 2018

Where: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Registration: via the following link.

The agenda can be found here


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