2017-05-18

The CSUD and the M.S. in Sustainability Management program has developed in partnership a new inter-disciplinary course on urban transportation

This new course entitled “Access, Innovation, and the Urban Transportation” was develop thanks the financial support of the VREF and the American Assembly.

Offered this summer in a block week format, meeting from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14 through Friday, Aug. 18, the course will provide students with insights into cutting edge thinking on urban transportation, access and mobility.

“It appears that our new course is attracting a good number of students”, reports Jackie Klopp who leads the project for CSUD.

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Jacqueline Klopp’s work focuses on the political processes around land and land-use, transportation, violence, displacement and planning in African cities. She is the author of articles for Africa Today, African Studies Review, African Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Comparative Politics, Forced Migration Review, Urban Forum, World Policy Review among others. She helped start the blogs CairofromBelow and nairobiplanninginnovations.com to provide more grounded and open urban information to citizens. Klopp is also a founder and Board member of the Internal Displacement Policy and Advocacy Center (IDPAC) based in Nakuru, Kenya.

Recently, she has been experimenting with creative urban mapping projects for both analysis and advocacy and is a founding member of the DigitalMatatus consortium which has produced the first open transit data and public transit map for Nairobi’s quasi-formal “matatu” transit system which won the award at the Media Architecture Biennale 2014. The Digital Matattus project is also mentionned in the newly launched Global Street Design Guidelines.

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