Investigating young men’s experiences of walking in secondary cities: A comparative study of walking in South Africa and the United Kingdom

WK-2023-EP-01Projoect Leader: Prof. Gina PorterDept of Anthropology, Durham University, South Road, Durham, UK. Partners: Abstract This proposal builds on our novel exploratory research in EP-2022-WK-01, which investigated an initial hypothesis that many young men walk city streets with considerable trepidation when travelling between home and public transport. That study constituted the first mobilities study purely

Inequality in Walking the 24 hour city: temporality, intersectionality and the embodied experience in Dar es Salaam, Tshwane and Cardiff

WK-2023-EP-03Project Leader: Margot RubinsSpatial Planning, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, UK Partners: Abstract: Walking as a mode of transport is unequally accessed and experienced. Intersectional factors of identity such as race, class, ethnicity and gender, to name a few, influence the ways in which walking is practiced and how different people navigate and

Welcome to Cape Town!

This week we celebrate African transport research, during the first ever African Transport Research Conference, which we co-organise together with Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town. For program, news and updates – visit the official conference website. This conference is a landmark event in several ways. It is the largest convening to date of

Urban roads: enablers or barriers to walking?

EP-2022-WK-04Project leader: Karel MartensTechnion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel Partners: Abstract Roads are essential for a well-functioning society, in an economic and social sense. Roads are extremely versatile, as they can cater for both people and freight transport. They can also accommodate a broad range of transport modes and can thus serve virtually all

Investigating young men’s experiences of walking to the ‘bus’ in low income neighbourhoods of Cape Town and London: a comparative study built round a community peer research methodology 

EP-2022-WK-01Project leader: Gina Porter Dept of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, UK Partners: • Prof. Bradley Rink, Assoc. Prof. / Head of Dept of Geography, Environmental Studies & Tourism, U. of Western Cape, STH AFRICA• Bulelani Maskiti, Independent Researcher/UCT, STH AFRICA• Sam Clark, Transaid Head of Programmes, National Institute of Transport, Mabibo Road, Dar es Salaam,

Co-design laboratories for public transport information in African cities

Centre for Transport Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa. EP-2022-MAC-04, Prof. Venter, Christo Abstract This project proposes to use information on public transport as a lens through which to explore participatory approaches to designing transport systems that work for people. It builds on an existing MAC project that is laying the theoretical and empirical foundations

Platform politics and Silicon Savannahs (PP&SS) 2.0: Mobility apps and fintech

EP-2021-MAC-05, Rike Sitas, African Centre for Cities and University of the Western Cape, Centre for Humanities Research, University of Cape Town, South Africa Partners: Alexis Sebarenzi, University of Rwanda, Rwanda Prince Guma, British Institute in Eastern Africa Jack Ong’iro Odeo, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Development Studies, Kenya Liza Cirolia, University