The Nairobi Pedestrian: An Unwanted Species

One of the most notable scenes in the city of Nairobi is the large number of people walking. Many of these people walk from the informal settlements to the industrial area and middle income neighbourhoods. It is understood that approximately 47% of residents in Nairobi walk to work. With a troubled and chaotic paratransit system […]

Aerial Cable Transit: Urban Gondolas for African Cities?

Recent decades have experienced a revolution in urban transportation with the ensuing development of “alternative means of modern urban transport. Harvard professor Clayton Christensen calls these alternatives “disruptive technology,which uses simple innovations that differ from the traditional modes of urban mass transit like regular bus services, light rail trains and Metro Rail. South American countries have developed […]