1st Edition

Transport Planning and Mobility in Urban East Africa

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ISBN 9780367410742
November 26, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
240 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 critically examines of 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 s 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

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

Alexander Jachnow  and Dorcas Nkothi

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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Dr. Nadine Appelhans is a researcher at the Faculty of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund University, Germany.

Dr. Wolfgang Scholz is a Guest Professor for International Urban Development at the Faculty of Architecture in Darmstadt, Germany.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabine Baumgart was Chair of Urban and Regional Planning at the School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund, Germany from where she retired in 2018.