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French Development Agency (AFD) meeting, Paris

January 2020 

Dr. Cavoli travelled to Paris, for a meeting organised by the French Development Agency (AFD). The meeting aimed to sharing some of the key findings of the project, with its outcome focussing on current and future collaboration.

Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board

January 2020

Dr Daniel Oviedo presented - as a guest speaker - in the TRB’s developing countries’ public transport subcommittee, which was organized by the World Bank and CAF. He presented the T-SUM methodology for collecting informal transport data in Freetown and some of the accessibility and affordability models of the project. From this event, new avenues of potential collaboration with multilateral agencies as well as with colleagues from other universities have emerged. Hindolo Shiaka, Sierra Leone’s ministry of Transport, also drew on T-SUM findings for his presentation at Transforming Transportation, an event organised by the World Bank.

Strategic Research Meeting presided by Professor Christoph Lindner, Dean of The Bartlett

January 2020 

Dr Daniel Oviedo presented key findings from T-SUM, as part of a departmental Strategic Research Meeting presided over by Professor Christoph Lindner, Dean of The Bartlett. The meeting was held with other DPU academics, as part of the Research Workshop, with T-SUM as one of the impact research projects. The presentation covered the main results to date of T-SUM and was identified as a strategic area of sustainable mobility research, both for the DPU and in the Faculty.

World Urban Forum, Abu Dhabi

08 February 2020 

Dr Daniel Oviedo presented - as a guest speaker - in the TRB’s developing countries’ public transport subcommittee, which was organized by the World Bank and CAF. He presented the T-SUM methodology for collecting informal transport data in Freetown and some of the accessibility and affordability models of the project. From this event, new avenues of potential collaboration with multilateral agencies as well as with colleagues from other universities have emerged. Hindolo Shiaka, Sierra Leone’s ministry of Transport, also drew on T-SUM findings for his presentation at Transforming Transportation, an event organised by the World Bank.

T-SUM - teaching and lecturing activities

January 2020 

T-SUM partners used the project’s findings for lectures at the Development Planning Unit (DPU), Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP).

Based on the T-SUM project findings, students presented the results of their work, which was examined by STEaPP academics.

Interview Know Your City TV

February 2020 

Dr Clemence Cavoli was interviewed by Know Your City TV, to discuss how mobility, accessibility and land use issues are relevant in the rapidly expanding cities across Sub-Saharan Africa. The interview linked these themes with the presence of the growing number of informal settlements.

Shared Mobility Experience – Mode Race in Freetown

March 2020 

Prior to the T-SUM workshop 3, key decision-makers were invited to take part in a Shared Mobility Mode Experience in Freetown. The participants took different transport modes such as walking, cycling, kekeh, Poda poda, bus, okada, Taxi, and Tap Tap, to get to the SLURC office. The aim of this initiative was to invite key stakeholders and decision makers to experience the different modes in order to have not only an evidence-based but also experience-based discussion on the future urban mobility trajectory of Freetown.

Workshop 3: Practical implementation issues, Freetown

March 2020 

T-SUM Workshop 3 took place in Freetown in March 2020. It aimed to discuss practical implementation issues in the capital. As a vision and desired trajectories were identified (during workshops 1 & 2), this workshop 3 identified new policy instruments, and what implementation issues could prevent Freetown from achieving this vision. The outputs from the activity were a second version of the Strategic Vision and a Mobility Action Plan.

Upcoming Events 

T-SUM workshops in Maputo

September 2020 (TBC)

T-SUM is collaborating with the French Development Agency (AFD), UN-Habitat and Eduardo Mondlane Univerisity to organise participatory workshops in Maputo. The workshops aim to discuss and agree possible urban trajectories & transitions in Freetown to achieve sustainability principles and goals. It will inform Maputo’s upcoming SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan).

CODATU 2020: accessibility in Maputo & Freetown & land-use/transport governance in Maputo & Freetown

November 2020, Dakar, Senegal

CODATU’s objective is to promote sustainable mobility policies through conferences, seminars, training and scientific exchanges on urban and interurban mobility. T-SUM will present two papers at the CODATU conference, one focusing on accessibility and the other on land-use.

TRB/Transforming Transportation 2021

January 2021

Transforming Transportation is the annual conference co-hosted by the World Bank and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. The theme for Transforming Transportation 2021 will be “Connecting People for Sustainable Growth." T-SUM is collaborating with the World Bank and will look for opportunities to participate in this event, which is due to take place in Washington.

More coming soon 

 
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