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1st Edition

Transport Planning and Mobility in Urban East Africa

ISBN 9780367410742
Published November 27, 2020 by Routledge
222 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book critically explores the relationship between mobility patterns, transport provision and urban development in East African cities.

Bringing together contributions on the futures of mobility in urban East Africa, the chapters examine transport provision, mobility patterns, location-specific modes of transport and transformative factors for transport and mobility in the rapidly urbanising region. The book outlines different mobility needs to be addressed in transport planning to serve and shape the respective cities and examines the decision-making process in transport planning and the level of accountability to the public. The contributors show the dialectic between innovation in transport/mobility and urban development under rapid urbanisation and discusses how to practically integrate mobility and transport provision into urban development.

This book will be of interest to scholars in urban planning, transport planning, transport geography, social sciences and African studies.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Spatial Development and Shifting Mobility Patterns

1. The Nexus of Urban Development and Infrastructuure

Wolfgang Scholz

2. Urban Mobility and Spatial Justice: Prospects of Non-Motorized Transport in Nairobi

Dorcas Nthoki Nyamai

3. Long Walk to Socio-Spatial Inclusion: Mobility and Access in the context of Urbanization and Social Exclusion in Kampala

Alexander Jachnow and Dorcas Nthoki Nyamai

4. Trends and Developments in Transportation Planning: Implications for Future Initiatives of the City of Nairobi

Grace Lubaale and Romanus Opiyo

5. Adaptability, Decarbonisation and Accessibility: Challenges for Integrative Transport Planning in Dar es Salaam

Nadine Appelhans and Fredrick Magina

Part 2: Modes of Public Transport Beyond the Car.

6. A History of the Future: Colonial Transport Systems in Africa and their Heritage

Robert Heinze

7. The Tangible and Intangible Infrastructure of Bus Rapid Transit in African Cities

Astrid Wood

8. Motorcycle-Taxis in East African Cities: Growth Dynamics, Regulation, Challenges and Potentials

Daniel Ehebrecht

9. Futures of Urban Transport Beyond the Car: Walkability in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

John Lukenangula and Sabine Baumgart


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Nadine Appelhans is Researcher at the Faculty of Spatial Planning at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany.

Wolfgang Scholz is Researcher at the Faculty of Spatial Planning at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, and Associate Professor at the German University of Technology, Muscat, Oman.

Sabine Baumgart was Chair of Urban and Regional Planning at the School of Spatial Planning, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, from where she retired in 2018.