Meeting of the Minds Webinar: Shared mobility in Africa's rapidly growing cities, Feed-back and access to recording

A session of Meeting of the Minds webinar was successfully presented by Herrie Schalekamp, ACET Research Officer at the Centre for Transport Studies of the University of Cape Town, on Wednesday March 25. The recording is now available.

A large audience attended the webinar world wide. This webinar served as an early release of these presented findings.

Below you will find the link to the presentation for downloading.

Dr. Herrie Schalekamp is a research-led practitioner and member of the academic staff at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Transport Studies. His work centres on public and shared transport reform in African cities, with a core focus on how the minibus operations that provide mass transport in these cities can respond more effectively to urban mobility needs. His related pursuits include the governance, politics and scholarship of urban mobility in Africa, and the potential of new technologies to shift urban mobility on this continent away from fossil fuel dependence.


Event: Meeting of the Minds Webinar: Shared  Mobility  in  Africa's rapidly  growing cities

When: Wednesday March 25, 2020

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