Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Webinar Presentation Slides
About the Webinar
Dar es Salaam, a city of five million, is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, a major economic hub in East Africa and a major port city on the Indian Ocean. Over the last year, Dar 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. Through this webinar, learn about the opportunities and challenges DART faces after implementation.
Dar es Salaam is the winner of the 2018 Sustainable Transport Award and will host MOBILIZE this June.
About the Presenter
Chris Kost is the Program Director of ITDP Africa and leads ITDP’s initiatives in Kenya, Uganda, and other African countries. At ITDP, Chris focuses on transport projects in Africa and in the past, in India as well. In Cape Town, Accra, and Johannesburg, he assessed the impacts of proposed BRT systems on greenhouse gas emissions. Chris has been involved in a number of TOD projects, including the Local Area Plan for Ahmedabad’s Central Business District, an updated TOD policy for BRT corridors in Pimpri Chinchwad, TOD planning efforts for Chennai’s metro and suburban rail networks, and TOD elements in Nashik’s new Development Plan. Before ITDP, Chris worked for the Transportation and Land Use Coalition (now Transform) in Oakland; the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, also in Oakland; the City of Berkeley’s Planning Department; Meyer, Mohadddes Associates, Los Angeles; and Delin Consult in Accra. Chris received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in environmental policy from the Earth Systems Program at Stanford University.