Making Space for Mobility in
Booming Cities
June 26-28, 2018

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Christian Benimana

Rwanda Programs Director

MASS Design Group

Rehana Moosajee

Former Councillor in the City of Johannesburg,

Johannesburg City Government

Carolina Tohá

Former Mayor of the Municipality of Santiago,


Benjamin de la Pena

Chief of Strategy and Innovation

City of Seattle Department of Transportation

Winnie V. Mitullah

Associate Research Professor,

University of Nairobi

About MOBILIZE Dar es Salaam

“Making Space for Mobility in Booming Cities”

Over the last year, Dar es Salaam has launched a series of transformative improvements to transit, cycling and walking, the most important of which is the Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, or DART. These efforts have made Dar es Salaam the first African city to win the prestigious Sustainable Transport Award in its 14-year history.

Dar es Salaam, host of the third annual MOBILIZE summit, is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It is projected to expand from a population of 2.7 million in 2005 to 6.2 million in 2025 and could reach 21.4 million people by 2052, according to the African Development Bank. As of 2017, it already is home to an estimated 5.5 million people. This rapid urbanization offers many lessons on how to pilot mobility innovations, leap beyond some of the errors cities in other regions have made and find new ways to accommodate the surge in residents. Participants to this invitation-only summit have a unique opportunity to experience Dar es Salaam, a trailblazer in the African region.


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MOBILIZE is the annual sustainable transport summit of the Institute for Transportation and Development (ITDP), which brings together urban transport and development practitioners alongside world-class researchers to celebrate best practices and accelerate implementation of sustainable transport projects.

Each year, ITDP and the Sustainable Transport Award Committee select a city that has implemented innovative sustainable transportation projects in the preceding year. These strategies improve mobility for all residents, reduce transportation greenhouse and air pollution emissions, and improve safety and access for cyclists and pedestrians. The winning city and honorable mentions are honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC in January.  The winning city hosts MOBILIZE later on that year.

What makes MOBILIZE unique is its structure. The summit gives transport professionals and researchers from around the world an opportunity to experience the STA winning city as a learning lab with lessons on how to get world class projects implemented. Interaction between researchers and practitioners foster greater global resource allocation toward the goals of making streets, transport systems, and cities the best possible places for people.  

To join us for this one-of-a-kind experience next year in Dar es Salaam, fill out the form below.

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