Chris Kost

Program Director, ITDP Africa

Chris Kost is the Program Director of ITDP Africa and leads ITDP’s initiatives in Kenya, Uganda, and other African countries. At ITDP, Chris focuses on transport projects in Africa and in the past, in India as well. In Cape Town, Accra, and Johannesburg, he assessed the impacts of proposed BRT systems on greenhouse gas emissions. Chris has been involved in a number of TOD projects, including the Local Area Plan for Ahmedabad’s Central Business District, an updated TOD policy for BRT corridors in Pimpri Chinchwad, TOD planning efforts for Chennai’s metro and suburban rail networks, and TOD elements in Nashik’s new Development Plan. Before ITDP, Chris worked for the Transportation and Land Use Coalition (now Transform) in Oakland; the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, also in Oakland; the City of Berkeley’s Planning Department; Meyer, Mohadddes Associates, Los Angeles; and Delin Consult in Accra. Chris received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in environmental policy from the Earth Systems Program at Stanford University.