Exploring city and infrastructure systems through research, policy, and community building.
A network started at the University of Oxford and growing beyond.
In the Global South, informal transport systems are digitising and becoming more integrated with rapidly growing formal systems. In the North, cities are expanding microtransit in an effort to scale back inefficient formal systems. We may be witnessing a convergence of North and South models of urban mobility.
Innovations like solar energy, drone-delivered medical supplies, and cashless bus routes promise to improve quality of life in Rwanda.
On 15 November 2017, the Oxford Urbanists and the International Growth Centre’s (IGC) Cities that Work initiative, co-hosted a panel discussion on the ‘Future of Informal Transport in Rapidly Growing Cities’, to discuss evidence for improved policy.
A discussion between Sir Paul Collier, Dr. Tim Schwanen, and Dr. Clemence Cavoli focused on informal transport systems: their strengths and weaknesses, their role in optimal city design, and pertinent government regulation.
The Moscow municipal government provides an annual platform for international discussion of urban challenges and innovation.
On June 9th, 2017, the Oxford Urbanists held a debate titled Informal Settlements and the Role of Land Rights, in partnership with the International Growth Centre's Cities That Work program. Dr. Andreza de Souza Santos, a discussant, provides written replies to some of the questions discussed.
On May 15, 2017, the Oxford Urbanists held a debate titled Justice, Equity, and Transportation in Latin American Cities, in partnership with the Oxford University Latin America Society. Dr. Nihan Akyelken, a participant, reflects on the discussion.