Past Event

Networks of the Megacity: The Story of Mapping Cairo's Integrated Metro, Bus and Informal Transit Network

April 16, 2018
12:10 PM - 2:00 PM
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208 Knox Hall (606 W. 122nd St.)

Cities are engines of art, business, science and progress; domains which are challenged by traffic, smog and inequitable, often poor transit services. How can cities in the developing world leverage transit to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, provide liveable urban environments and deliver prosperity?

Mapping the Megacity is the story of 'Digital Cairo', an ambitious collaborative project supported by Expo2020 to map Cairo's formal and informal transit networks to create better information for planning and improved passenger information services. This talk will describe the challenges faced in collecting transit data for a complex city of over 23 million people and show some of the important preliminary insights on Cairo's transport networks from data analysis so far. Finally, it aims to demonstrate how innovative mapping techniques & research can help transition Cairo towards a safer, cleaner, and more accessible transport system for all.

Discussion lead by Mohamed Hegazy, Co-Founder of Transport for Cairo

This event is sponsored by the Institute of African Studies