• Tuesday 26

  • Wednesday 27

  • Thursday 28

Speakers

9:30 am

11:00 am

Plenary: Radical Solutions for Urban Growth

Plenary

Dar es Salaam is one of the most rapidly growing cities. All over the world, rapid urbanization is forcing cities to reckon with the realities of insufficient planning in the face of demands from a growing population that puts increased pressure on infrastructure. These demands on city space and services often outpace the ability of planners to respond, resulting in poor outcomes for infrastructure development and mobility services. This session focuses on innovative solutions that cities are employing to respond and adapt to these pressures.

11:30 am

1:00 pm

Breathe Life: A Global Air Quality Campaign

Interactive Workshop

Urbanization, transport and air pollution are intrinsically linked. In the Africa region in particular, a large share of the increasing ambient air pollution is due to rapid urbanization and traffic. Air pollution caused the premature deaths of an estimated 6.5 million people in 2017. Breathe Life

Is a campaign that works to shift toward a reality where rapid city growth is decoupled from premature deaths.

11:30 am

1:00 pm

Improving BRT Operations

Interactive Workshop

This session will be a discussion of the operational challenges many BRT systems face long after opening, and ways to keep the focus on maintaining operations over the years.

11:30 am

1:00 pm

Increasing Public Transit Ridership

Interactive Workshop

Using a new report from GIZ, this session will demonstrate tools for awareness and behavior change initiatives that have succeeded in creating significant mode shifts from car use to mass transit.

11:30 am

1:00 pm

Regulating Dockless Bikeshare

Interactive Workshop

Dockless bikeshare is taking cities by storm, and creating challenges with regulations around shared public space. This session will introduce the new version of ITDP’s Bike Share Planning Guide, with a focus on integrating dockless into city and neighborhood planning.

2:00 pm

5:00 pm

Cycle Dar es Salaam

Site Visit

The new cycle path along the DART BRT corridor is a continuous path that connects lower income neighborhoods with the central business district. Participants will experience Dar by bike, and see how the corridor cycling infrastructure compares to those in adjacent neighborhoods and integrates with other modes of transport.

2:00 am

5:00 pm

Port of Dar es Salaam

Site Visit

The volume of cargo handled by the Port of Dar-es-Salaam has grown 9 percent a year for the past five years, and faces issues of capacity and urban freight. Projections of volume of goods handled could almost triple to more than 38 million tons by 2030, while truck drivers use city streets to move goods to global markets in Zambia, Burundi, and Uganda. This site visit will be a behind-the-scenes look at how the city’s Port is interconnected with timely deliveries and how goods distribution is impacted further down the supply chain.

2:00 pm

5:00 pm

Riding with DART

Site Visit

Experience riding the first true BRT corridor in East Africa. Points include the interchange station connecting DART with regional rail and local mini-bus operations (known as dala dalas). While DART has achieved design excellence with the first phase BRT corridor, more corridors are planned and operations will become more complex. This site visit will include discussions about the operational challenges DART faces after implementation of the first phase of BRT, especially considering more coming corridors and phases to create a true inter-connected rapid transit network.

2:00 pm

5:00 pm

Walking in Dar es Salaam

Site Visit

The BRT corridor gave walking in Dar a huge boost by including quality pedestrian infrastructure, improving access to stations and surrounding neighborhoods. These improvements to the pedestrian realm and public spaces along the BRT corridor have been an impetus for infrastructure improvements throughout the city.

9:30 am

11:00 am

Plenary: Market Solutions with Government Capacity

Plenary

Market solutions are sometimes at odds with government capacity constraints to set and enforce regulations for the public good. Reliance on the market must be balanced with the government’s role in serving the public interest without unnecessarily monopolizing services, limiting innovation or accepting inertia in providing better mobility. This session will explore how mobility systems can best be deployed for the public good through government or market mechanisms.

11:30 am

1:00 pm

Climate Change: From Threat to Reality

Break-out Session

Cities are scrambling to design for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. As 40 percent of GHG emissions come from the transport sector, changes in the way we move cities can have a major positive effect, and is even more essential in rapidly growing cities such as Dar es Salaam. There are many solutions, such as increasing cycling and walking, improving transit, electrification, and traffic reduction measures such as parking reform and congestion pricing. This session will discuss the challenges and opportunities these options present.

11:30 am

1:00 pm

Labor Issues and New Mobility

Break-out Session

Public transport services create jobs and also impact labor dynamics. Automated and on-demand services offer new work opportunities, but threaten traditional labor practices. This session will discuss the labor implications of formalizing mobility, balancing with informal activity and the challenges posed by the new mobility systems.

11:30 am

1:00 pm

The Informality and Governance Dilemma

Break-out Session

Rapid urbanization is not always accompanied by economic development. Seventy percent of Dar’s five million residents, and one third of the world’s urban population lives in informal, unplanned settlements, which are a byproduct of the socioeconomic inequality of rapid urbanization. They often serve as entry points to cities’ newest migrants, and are fundamentally lacking in quality infrastructure, services, and access to transit. This session will discuss the vital role these informal economic systems play, and the governance challenges they pose.

11:30 am

1:00 pm

Transforming Systems to Meet Demand

Break-out Session

Traditional planning methods are proving insufficient in responding quickly and nimbly to the current pace and scale of change. Communities are seeking their own localized solutions as governments struggle to respond and manage mobility networks. Pilots and demonstration interventions are increasingly seen as a way to be more nimble. This session will discuss how trial interventions or demonstration projects have succeeded and failed in responding to changing travel and urban settlement dynamics.

2:00 pm

5:00 pm

Cycle Dar es Salaam

Site Visit

The new cycle path along the DART BRT corridor is a continuous path that connects lower income neighborhoods with the central business district. Participants will experience Dar by bike, and see how the corridor cycling infrastructure compares to those in adjacent neighborhoods and integrates with other modes of transport.

2:00 pm

5:00 pm

Port of Dar es Salaam

Site Visit

The volume of cargo handled by the Port of Dar-es-Salaam has grown 9 percent a year for the past five years, and faces issues of capacity and urban freight. Projections of volume of goods handled could almost triple to more than 38 million tons by 2030, while truck drivers use city streets to move goods to global markets in Zambia, Burundi, and Uganda. This site visit will be a behind-the-scenes look at how the city’s Port is interconnected with timely deliveries and how goods distribution is impacted further down the supply chain.

2:00 pm

5:00 pm

Riding with DART

Site Visit

Experience riding the first true BRT corridor in East Africa. Points include the interchange station connecting DART with regional rail and local mini-bus operations (known as dala dalas). While DART has achieved design excellence with the first phase BRT corridor, more corridors are planned and operations will become more complex. This site visit will include discussions about the operational challenges DART faces after implementation of the first phase of BRT, especially considering more coming corridors and phases to create a true inter-connected rapid transit network.

2:00 pm

5:00 pm

Walking in Dar es Salaam

Site Visit

The BRT corridor gave walking in Dar a huge boost by including quality pedestrian infrastructure, improving access to stations and surrounding neighborhoods. These improvements to the pedestrian realm and public spaces along the BRT corridor have been an impetus for infrastructure improvements throughout the city.

8:30 am

10:00 am

Inclusive Transit for Equitable Cities

Plenary

It has been clear for decades that cities centered on transit provide the greatest, most equitable access for everyone, at a greatly reduced cost to society. A truly equitable city ensures that the needs of everyone are taken into account in transit planning, yet the majority of transport systems are designed for the solo male commuter. Women, children, the elderly, the disabled, and many others are often left with inadequate or unsafe access to their city. This session will explore best practices in designing inclusive transit systems.

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha

1. Road Safety
2. Air Quality and Health
3. Modal Integration
4. Data and Tech