T-SUM: Transitions to sustainable urban mobility

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Civil Environmental and Geomatic Eng

Abstract

There is evidence internationally that there is a positive association between an increase in GDP per capita and growing car use in cities. However, car-oriented urban development results in strong negative externalities, such as high C02 emissions, air pollution, congestion, road accidents, urban sprawl, social exclusion, spatial segregation and sedentary lifestyles. These lead to poor accessibility and inequity and affects socio-economic development. Most Global North cities with high levels of motorization are now attempting to constrain and reduce traffic levels and move towards sustainable mobility and more liveable cities. Cities in developing countries are faced with a stark choice of repeating the evolutionary mistakes of many of the cities in more developed countries, or 'leapfrogging' car-oriented mobility to directly develop cities around the principles of sustainable mobility and liveability. Growing urban economies have an opportunity to establish innovative solutions for achieving sustainable and inclusive mobility and land use patterns; thus, avoiding being 'locked-in' to a car-oriented development trajectory - which can prove very difficult and expensive to rectify at later stages of development.
T-SUM is an interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaborative project that aims to identify the conditions under which sustainable and inclusive transport and land use development can be accelerated in growing cities in the Global South. It is grounded in the observation that, in the context of still-low-but-rising levels of motorization, economic growth and increasing social and spatial inequalities, the formulation and implementation of policies, practices and partnerships that can support an accelerated implementation of sustainable mobility structures is an urgent concern for rapidly developing cities. This project will initially focus on Maputo, Mozambique, and Freetown, Sierra Leone, as relevant examples of growing urban economies in Sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the Global South.
Challenging the traditionally assumed links between economic growth and car-based urban transport, alongside documenting the socioeconomic and spatial inequalities stemming from current urban transport systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, requires rethinking some of the knowledge and methodologies produced about cities of the region. This proposal seeks to contribute to this debate through three objectives: firstly, to develop a conceptual framework based on alternative development trajectories for (un)sustainable urban transport, drawing on data from cities across the Global North and the Global South; secondly, to assemble and co-produce evidence by interrogating urban transport and land use data in two rapidly developing cities in the region, Maputo and Freetown; and thirdly, to initiate participative governance processes to foster new models of development based on a sustainable mobility trajectory, through evidence-based engagement with public and professional stakeholders across levels of governance and sectors. The process will rely on collaborations across disciplines, with government and with local communities; and ultimately will produce evidence-based knowledge for informing policy and accelerating sustainable and socially inclusive transport development in Sub-Saharan African cities, and beyond.
Expected impacts include: Improved urban governance processes and institutional capacity-building in the cities of Maputo and Freetown;The introduction of a tradition of citizen engagement and co-production; Accelerated urban transport development pathways based on sustainability and inclusivity principles, resulting in improved physical and mental well-being, increased prosperity, reduced C02 emissions, air pollution and energy consumption, improved accessibility and social inclusion in cities; A legacy of data and analytical tools that will assist both cities in their future sustainable mobility planning and implementation.

Planned Impact

T-SUM brings into the research process academic and practice-based partners in the United Kingdom, and Freetown and Maputo, with a broad range of stakeholders in the government, private and third sector, to help shape questions, provide and collect data, shape future thinking, offer interpretations of findings and act as champions for impact going forward. This anticipated close collaboration is possible because of preceding experience and working relationships, and the diverse and complementary teams put together in the partner organisations, building on previous research with the same or similar groups and associated research issues in Sub-Saharan Africa and overseas, demonstrating a proven interest and willingness to collaborate. Four groups of beneficiaries can be distinguished: (1) local populations in Maputo and Freetown; (2) local government, planners and others responsible for transport and infrastructure planning and delivery; (3) the international community, including private sector, civil society actors and the United Nations' development support structure; and (4) bilateral and multilateral development donors such as the World Bank and African Development Bank.

Local populations will benefit from the voice that this academic research will give them; this is particularly so for local residents that are not often involved in transport planning processes. For those involved in interviews and focus groups, and other local workshop activities, access to new information and critical thinking on development is hoped to improve awareness raising and empowerment, and scope for local collective and individual inclusion. Local populations will also benefit indirectly from the impacts of this research on other actors, when their actions contribute to improved sustainable urban development, accessibility and inclusion. Local agencies responsible for municipal and regional planning, critical infrastructure planning, and economic and social policy are likely to be the clearest potential beneficiaries. Research provides data and analysis of direct relevance to this group of actors, to help inform their planning decisions and decision-making practice.

International NGOs are eager to contribute to accelerating the uptake of sustainable transport development policies in African cities. By partnering with two Non-Governmental Organisations and securing support from government and international agencies, and through the activities of the External Advisory Board, this global community will be able to shape research to inform policy development, and in turn provide a number of potential vehicles for post-programme legacy. Both the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) will work closely with the academic team in documenting various practices surrounding urban mobility. The involvement of key actors, such as United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP) and the World Bank, in the project similarly allows access and influence through champions in the global infrastructure sector.

Bilateral and multilateral development actors, and others who set the broad international policy discourse will benefit from the strategic insights to be derived from T-SUM, coupled with practical local application. Consortium members are well connected with this community and are regularly active in drafting policy reports, for example through the European Union Horizon 2020 CREATE project. Through these networks, outputs from T-SUM will spread widely, well beyond the case study cities and partner institutions.
 
Title Sustainable Urban Mobility week 
Description As part of the 2020 Sustainable Urban Mobility week, to which T-SUM contributed, an art exhibition focusing on transport was organised. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact All participants of the Sustainable Urban Mobility week had the opportunity to view the artwork. 
 
Title Vision of Freetown 
Description This painting was produced as part of the T-SUM workshop 'Future Freetown, a Vision to Improve Mobility' that took place in December 2019. The first session of the workshop revolved around 'likes' and 'dislikes' of Freetown, which led to the creation of a list of keywords that represented the collective view and provided inspiration for the next activity, which involved completing the sentence: "The future of Freetown should be..." A local artist also observed the different discussions to sketch the consensus of the vision that emerged from the discussion sessions. The painting is now on display at the entrance of the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This artwork was displayed at the second workshop. There was noticeable impact with workshop participants as the painting provided a visualisation of what was agreed in the first workshop, bringing the future vision of Freetown to life. Furthermore, the positive feedback received strengthened the consensus around the vision. 
 
Description Most significant achievements For the most part, the objectives of the T-SUM projects have been met, and in some cases, exceeded. Academic achievements The various peer-reviewed articles, documents and project reports that have been, and are being published in the context of T-SUM are advancing the state of knowledge of under-researched topics in Sub-Saharan Africa. In particular: transitions to sustainable cities, with a focus on urban mobility, accessibility and land-use. The project has and is contributing to fill a significant data gap in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone and Maputo, Mozambique. Two of the most significant written outputs produced in the context of T-SUM are the Maputo & Freetown City Profiles. These two documents provide a comprehensive overview of the base conditions linked with mobility, accessibility and land-use in the two case study cities (the documents are available via the T-SUM website) and make a significant contribution to the literature. In addition to the written outputs, the T-SUM project has organised two major academic events and contributed to numerous international conferences, workshops and other major events involving academics (as described in other sections of researchfish). The project has made a significant contribution to knowledge in the field of sustainable urban transitions. A collaboration stemming from T-SUM, led by Dr. Daniel Oviedo, in partnership with Osaka University and the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre has also led a journal publication on the walkability of informal settlements in Freetown. One academic publication was published: Cavoli, C. (2021). Accelerating sustainable mobility and land-use transitions in rapidly growing cities: identifying common patterns and enabling factors. Journal of Transport Geography and another is pending modifications Oviedo et al. (TBC). Accessibility and sustainable mobility transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from Freetown. Journal of Transport Geography. New international collaborations: Furthermore, new international research collaborations and partnerships have been established in the context of T-SUM. T-SUM partners from the Bartlett Development Planning Unit and from Freetown applied for and were granted additional funding to undertake research focusing on walkability in slums in Freetown, in partnership with Osaka University. Furthermore, a collaboration was established with the University Polytechnic of Milan in the context of the Maputo research work, involving UCL, WAZA Think Tank and Maputo Metropolitan Authority. As a result, additional research work was undertaken to understand vehicle movement in the metropolitan area. Drawing on T-SUM, SLURC and WAZA successfully applied for and were granted additional funding as part of the High Volume Transport (HVT) to research informal transport in Maputo and Freetown. Furthermore, several partners from T-SUM are now directly involved in the establishment of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan implemented by local authorities in Maputo and funded by the French Development Agency. Finally, a new consortium was established involving T-SUM partners and new international partners with a view to apply for additional funding to further explore issues related to mobility and land-use in Maputo and Freetown. Teaching: The impact the T-SUM project has had on teaching at UCL and beyond has been more significant than anticipated. T-SUM findings and concepts have been incorporated into several programmes. They now form a core part of UCL's Msc Transport Policy Module. As part of the module's coursework, a direct collaboration was established with Freetown's Mayor and Freetown's City Council and Msc Students undertook group work to provide policy advice to the Mayor. Two Msc Transport Students are using T-SUM data and are collaborating with T-SUM partners in the context of their dissertation project. This is making a significant contribution towards broadening the scope of transport studies offered at UCL and at UK universities more generally (that tend to focus on UK case studies or Global North experiences). T-SUM's findings were also incorporated in the Development Planning Unit's Transport Equity and Urban Mobility MSc module, sharing reflections and material from T-SUM with over 85 students across the lifecycle of the project. One session focusing on integration between transport and land-use draws explicitly on T-SUM outputs to reflect on the role of urban policies in defining urban development trajectories. In 2020, three students from the Bartlett Development Planning Unit wrote their dissertation in the context of T-SUM. Five students from the STEaPP department also used T-SUM as their case study for their Master of Public Administration group project, leading to the publication of reports. In Freetown, T-SUM's findings were incorporated into Fourah Bay College's undergraduate and Master programmes, and Njala University proposed a Master programme on development and planning in African cities including relevant T-SUM findings. These initiatives have contributed to inspiring and training new generations of experts, leaders, thinkers in the field of sustainable development. Some of the students who were involved in T-SUM are now working for local authorities across the world, such as Mexico City. Participatory policy workshops Some of the most significant achievements of the T-SUM projects are the participatory policy workshops that were organised in Freetown and in Maputo. The Freetown workshops drew together 55 key stakeholders across sectors, including the Mayor and representatives of local communities. It was evidence-based, deliberative and led to significant outputs and impact (as further described in other research fish sections and in the narrative impact section). In Freetown and in Maputo, these events drew significant press and media coverage (more than anticipated). SUMP In Maputo: one achievement that exceeded the project's expectations was the collaboration with the French Development Agency (AFD) in the context of the establishment of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). Findings from the T-SUM project are being used to inform the SUMP being developed in Maputo Metropolitan Area.On the one hand, T-SUM partners acted as a facilitator between the AfD and the Metropolitan Agency and as a coordinator to ensure that the AFD's funded SUMP project was going to be implement and was going to be aligned with existing policies and projects. As a results, numerous partners are now cooperating with the SUMP, such as the University Eduardo Mondlane Policy Analysis Centre. On the other end, T-SUM partners established a partnership with the AFD to ensure that T-SUM findings and concepts were going to be incorporated into the SUMP. This will generate significant policy impact (as further described in the narrative section). Mobility Observatory in Maputo In Maputo, the T-SUM project contributed to support the establishment of the Mobility Observatory; A new institution that aims to support evidence-based policy-making in Maputo, by generating and analysing data and by providing policy advice. This newly established body will contribute to support the consolidation of the urban mobility sector in order to put sustainable policies into practice. Key project results are also being used to inform the Metropolitan Agency in Maputo. Project results will be used by the AMT director to present at the World Urban Forum. In Maputo, some of the key policy recommendations which were highlighted to the Maputo include: prioritising public/collective transport and active travel; consolidating policies at the metropolitan level; integrating urban planning & transport; engaging with local communities and the public.
Exploitation Route The T-SUM concepts and methods can be applied in other cities at similar development stages.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport

 
Description International T-SUM's policy impact has been two-fold, on the one hand, at the national, regional and at the local level in Mozambique and in Sierra Leone, on the other hand at the international level. At the international level, the project has influenced numerous international bodies, in particular donor institutions such as the World Bank or UN-Habitat. Sharing data and findings with relevant donor institutions is critical to ensure that relevant policies, projects and programmes are supported across the Global South, in particular in Sub-Sahara Africa. Throughout the project's lifetime, the T-SUM team engaged with and was approached by numerous international organisations. T-SUM members were invited to speak at various workshops, events, conferences (as summarises in the Research Fish outputs section). Our engagement with international donor organisation has ensured that the project has an impact beyond our two case study countries. National, Regional, Local In Maputo, one of the project's most significant policy impact has been the influence of the newly established Metropolitan Agency. The Metropolitan Agency was set-up a couple of months before the start of T-SUM and tasked with reorganising public transport at the metropolitan level. T-SUM supported the Metropolitan Agency by: - providing ad hoc policy advice (e.g. COVID briefing notes) - capacity building (e.g. through training junior staff members that are now employed by the metropolitan agency, see below) - supporting the metropolitan agency in coordinating internationally funded urban mobility projects, in particular in the context of the establishment of the SUMP It is difficult to objectively assess the outcome of this process. But the role and function of Maputo's Metropolitan Agency is crucial to the well-functioning of Maputo as a city and will determine Maputo's development in the years to come. In Maputo, key findings were presented to the Mayor and the local Assembly involving circa 30 councillors and directors. At the national level, in Mozambique, the COVID-19 briefing note influenced the Transport Ministry's policies, in particular linked with rickshaws passengers use. In Freetown The Steering Committee meetings and the workshops that took place in Freetown brought various stakeholders together, created synergies and build lasting collaborations. As the result of the workshop, a direct collaboration between Sierra Leone's Ministry of Transport and Freetown City Council was set-up to plan the establishment of a Cable Car and deal with other transport related projects. Following the workshops, the Steering Committee decided to continue meeting on a regular basis to ensure that the outputs of the workshops are implemented and to further encourage the cross-sectoral collaborations that were established during the workshops. Various Steering Committee meetings were organised to discuss and plan the next steps and ensure a policy legacy. Since then, specific plans and projects have been agreed by various stakeholders. One notable output is that the Ministry of Transport reported that the documents produced as part of the workshops now serve as reference documents in Sierra Leone - not only in Freetown, but in other cities across Sierra Leone. Furthermore, the steering committee noted that the outputs, such as the policy briefs and posters created both for and after the workshops, are very useful to them as they can use these documents as a reminder of the vision and collective objectives as well as potential implementation pathways for transport policies in Freetown. For example, the representative from the Ministry of Planning (MOPED) noted that these outputs allow her to share the results with those in her ministry who did not attend the workshops, but are guiding national policies. She reported that MOPED's minister himself has been briefed. While it is too early - and complex - to tell what the outcomes of the workshops have been, the general consensus is that the discussions from the workshop have enriched people's technical and operational understanding of sustainable urban mobility in Freetown. This will likely lead to improved policies, planning and decision-making processes in Freetown and in Sierra Leone, for more sustainable and liveable urban areas in the short, medium and longer-term. The workshops acted as a neutral ground for various political actors to work together such as the local authority and the national government, providing a space to engage in conversations to discuss the future of the city. Another significant policy impact the workshops, and the T-SUM processes more generally, have had has been a contribution towards the integration of land-use & transport policies. Two areas that tend to be thought of as separate. Finally, it is likely that the mobility exercise involving senior policy-makers that took place in Freetown in March 2020 has had an impact on how decision-makers perceive and understand different modes of transport in the city. Capacity Building Training junior staff. There is a shortage of qualified professionals in the field of urban planning and urban mobility in Sub-Saharan African cities. It is difficult for public authorities to recruit experts in the field. Through the work of T-SUM partners WAZA (in Maputo) and SLURC (in Freetown), junior staff have benefited from specialised training. In particular, they were trained in: - research skills o data analysis (content analysis and coding in particular) o data collection o mapping o publication - understanding and supporting decision-making processes (e.g. Freetown's Steering Committee) - Stakeholder engagement - event organisation - project management Some of these junior staff members have been recruited by public authorities or international donor institutions, such as two junior colleagues from Maputo, one who now works for the Metropolitan Agency and one who now leads part of the SUMP project for the French Development Agency. Training policy makers & key stakeholders. The workshops and the shared mobility exercise that took place in Freetown were an opportunity to train policy-makers and key stakeholders. These exercises were an opportunity for professionals in the public, private and third sector to hear about cutting edge scientific knowledge and findings from across the world. Participatory policy-making The T-SUM project has contributed to strengthen participatory policy-making processes in Freetown and Maputo. The establishment of Steering Committee meetings involving representatives from key institutions has contributed to broaden the decision-making sphere in both cities. The participatory policy workshops involved a range of stakeholders and representatives of the public.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Africa network for walking & cycling
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Capacity Building of junior staff at the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Through the T-SUM project a number of SLURC staff were taught how to conduct a thematic content analysis with the qualitative data collected as part of this project.
 
Description Influence on the Ministry of Transport's policy on COVID in Mozambique
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact T-SUM briefing note influenced the Ministry of Transport to develop regulations related to COVID & transport. This has led to improved regulations related to transport in the context of COVID
 
Description Influence the Metropolitan Agency in Maputo
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The AMT is often asked to provide advice on decisions that the government wants to make in the area of transport. Prof. Matos, who is a member of the T-SUM team uses T-SUM findings as a resource to provide evidence bases research.
 
Description Influencing other development projects related to transportation in Freetown
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Keynote speaker and presentation of paper titled"Accelerating sustainable mobility and land-use transitions in rapidly growing cities" at internal workshop organised by GIZ
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Keynote speaker at high impact event involving Russian Ministry Organised by the International Transport Forum
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description Lecture on Infrastructure, Development and Finance Executive Course of the Transport Studies Unit at Oxford University
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The lecture was centred in the topic of infrastructure and equity with focus in public transport. The lecture shows experiences from Latin America and the city profile of T-SUM for the cases in Africa. Part of the analysis were presented in the session, corresponding to the supply-demand of the future plans to illustrate how the infrastructure can be used for redistributive effects. Among the attendees were practitioners, academics - especially from the Global South - and Global North assistants working in developing countries.
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2019
 
Description Led a session and presented papers at the Royal Geographical Society conference
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/
 
Description MSc Transport Students engaging with Freetown City Council through T-SUM
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Students have also been learning about T-SUM's findings in the context of UCL's and Imperial College's Transport MSc. The transport policy module led by Dr. Cavoli, set up a collaboration with Freetown City Council (FCC). Students were asked to undertake mini studies to inform the FCC's policies, in particular regarding Climate Change and Transport, the establishment of a cable car and the electrification of collective transport. In the context of this collaboration, they had a unique opportunity to meet with Freetown's Mayor Aki-Sawyerr and City Council representatives Modupe Williams, Mariama Whitmore and Victoria Gonsior. This exercise resulted in the production of a series of policy briefs which where shared with the FCC.
 
Description Maputo Metropolitan Area & Urban Mobility project P171048
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Module taught by Dr. Daniel Oviedo on Urban transport and social equity
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact After taking this course, students enhance their transportation analysis and research skills, as well as writing and presentation skills.
 
Description Msc Transport students advise Freetown Mayor
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Outputs T-SUM workshops in Freetown
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Two T-SUM participatory policy workshops were organised in Freetown (one in December and one in March). Amongst other noticeable impacts, Sierra Leone's ministry of transport is planning to use the Strategic vision document that was produced post-workshop as a reference document for urban transport policy across Sierra Leone. Furthermore, following the workshops, the Steering Committee that was established prior to the workshop decided to continue meeting on a regular basis to ensure that the outputs of the workshops are implemented and to ensure that cross-sectorial collaboration that was established during the workshops is maintained.
 
Description Participated in steering committee meetings for the Integrated and Resilient Urban Mobility Project at the Ministry of Transport and Aviation in Sierra Leone
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Presentation to Maputo & Local Assembly
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://twitter.com/tsum_africa/status/1501592741121253386?cxt=HHwWlICzvY2p3dYpAAAA
 
Description Provide targeted advice to Freetown Mayor and Freetown City Council
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Shared mobility experience involving key decision makers in Freetown
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Prior to the T-SUM workshop 3 in Freetown, key decision-makers were invited to take part in a Shared Mobility Mode Experience (on Tuesday march 3rd 2020). The aim of this initiative was to invite key stakeholders and decision-makers to experience the different modes (including walking, shared motorbikes, minibuses, wheelchairs...) in order to have not only an evidence-based but also experience-based discussion on the future urban mobility trajectory of Freetown. Following the experience, decision-makers were invited to reflect on their experience.
URL https://www.t-sum.org/
 
Description Students at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit writing their dissertation in the context of T-SUM
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description T-SUM Steering Committee Meeting Freetown
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description T-SUM workshop 3 in Freetown
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Overview As part of T-SUM Work Package (WP) 3 'Vision pathways and implementation strategies' deliberative workshops were designed and run in Freetown, drawing on findings and data from WP1 and WP2. Objectives The objective of these workshops is to initiate participative governance processes to foster new models of development based on a sustainable mobility trajectory, through evidence-based engagement with public and professional stakeholders across levels of governance and sectors Objectives workshop 3 ? Establish a roadmap for the implementation of policy instruments (complementing on-going projects) ? Identify practical implementation constrains and opportunities to achieve vision ? Agree on a list of actions/resolutions to put in place to overcome main implementation barriers ? Agree on the allocation of role, responsibility and collaboration between the different institutions/stakeholders Outputs: ? Strategic vision for sustainable mobility ? Mobility Action Plan (MAP) co-developed with public authorities in Freetown. The Mobility Action Plan will contain: ? Agreed Vision ? List of identified implementation constrains and opportunities to achieve vision ? A suggested roadmap for the implementation of policy instruments (complementing on-going projects) ? A list of actions/resolutions to put in place to overcome main implementation barriers ? A agreed allocation of role, responsibility and collaboration between the different institutions/stakeholders Both documents should be politically endorsed by all parties and key stakeholders across sectors and levels of governance.
URL https://www.t-sum.org/
 
Description T-SUM workshops 1&2 in Freetown
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact As part of the international project Transitions to Sustainable Urban Mobility T-SUM, participatory workshops were run in Freetown . The objective of these workshops is to initiate evidence-based engagement with key professional stakeholders across sectors and the public, to foster innovative models of urban development based on a sustainable mobility trajectory. Objectives workshop 1&2 ? Discuss & complement the visioning exercise for urban mobility & land-use that took place during Transform Freetown ? Discuss & agree on possible urban trajectories & transitions in Freetown to achieve an agreed vision ? Identify relevant policy instruments (action plan)
URL https://www.t-sum.org/
 
Description TSUM at teaching and lecturing activities
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact TSUM has shared findings for many lectures and the Development Planning Unit (DPU), Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP). STEaPP students presented the results of their work, based on the TSUM project insights. The work was examined by STEaPP colleagues and the reports are available online.
 
Description Training of the next generation of academics and practitioners in urban mobility in Maputo
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact T-SUM has been supporting Maputo's newly established transport observatory, involving transport experts from WAZA. As part of their activities, T-SUM has been training young academics and practitioners interested in urban mobility, to support the next generation of transport experts in Maputo. One of T-SUM's partners who worked for T-SUM in 2019-2020 was then hired by the Maputo Metropolitan Agency. Two other T-SUM partners are have now been hired to work for the French Development Agency to Develop the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.
 
Description Two Msc Transport Students used T-SUM for their dissertation projects
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.t-sum.org/student-outputs
 
Description UN Habitat Meeting about digitalisation of transport
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description Use of T-SUM materials and research approaches in research and teaching
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact The Transport and Logistics course at the Joaquim Chissano Technical University has a subject called Urban Mobility (where our Co-I C. Machanguana is a professor). In this discipline, one of our reference documents for academic essays will be the City Profile, the results of focus groups work and semi-structured interviews; Note that this course includes fieldwork with public transport operators and logistics companies. Research reports will be prepared. We will use the methodology adopted in the T-Sum project.
 
Description Use of T-SUM methods used as part of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Maputo (SUMP)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact Influencing the establishment of a SUMP in Maputo Metropolitan Area and providing evidence for the SUMP
 
Description Shaping slum futures: Urban mobility-based approach to improving settlements in African cities
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation Osaka University 
Sector Academic/University
Country Japan
Start 01/2020 
End 01/2021
 
Description Transitions - Transitioning the policy debate, stakeholder relations and informal transport services
Amount £490,000 (GBP)
Organisation Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 02/2022
 
Title WhatsApp Mapping 
Description We collected information from semi-structured interviews with local government and representatives from the Okada and Kekeh Associations in Freetown. Findings from qualitative interviews and information shared by the Associations was utilised to co-produce the maps of semi-formal transport modes presented in section 5. The team used the geo-location feature in WhatsApp to create a protocol that could lead to map the main hubs of operation of motorcycle taxis and rickshaws across Freetown, using a participatory approach. The main features of the method are as follows. • Co-Production approach: Participants as citizen scientists • Initial locations of Kekeh and Okada hubs obtained from qualitative research • Geolocation of hubs using WhatsApp with small groups of researchers and citizen scientists • Definition of selection criteria for mapping points • Collection of text, location and photographs of each point • Developing an algorithm to automate the location of WhatsApp trips in R • Testing and confirmation of initial map with operators and Associations • Joint definition with users and operators of pilot locations for analysis • Development of risk assessment and risk protocols • Design of a data collection protocol with participants • Collection of 120 WhatsApp-registered trips between 6 test locations • Geographic and content analysis of data • Construction of affordability indices and maps 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact One innovation in our methodology was the use of Small and Big Data interdependently, defining the first as qualitative and targeted quantitative and spatial information that, despite not having a large sample size can shed light on issues not previously explored and the second, large datasets such as phone records to pinpoint the main travel attractors in the city. Small Data, as used in this project, seeks to build seed information that can be later scaled up by local and global actors with larger resources. The methodology has been presented in international forums such as the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C., sparking interest from research and practice institutions working in the African context and other development settings, willing to test the method in their own projects. Furthermore, the method has created new capacities and opened the doors for innovation in the use of bottom-up methods in Sierra Leone using available technologies and community resources. The maps will be shared broadly with communities and members from the T-SUM steering committee in the following months. 
 
Title Country specific repositories of quantitative and secondary data 
Description A shared drive was established in a secure online server to compile existing data, policy documents and grey literature in each of the case study countries related to spatial, statistical and qualitative evidence. This online database is available to all project partners. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This database will inform future analysis funded by the project. 
 
Description AFD (French Development Agency) - Development of a SUMP 
Organisation French Development Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The French Development Agency is supporting the development of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan in Maputo (SUMP). Given the links this initiative and the T-SUM project, T-SUM project partners established a partnership with AFD representatives in Paris and in Maputo.
Collaborator Contribution In the context of this collaboration it was agreed that the SUMP will: 1. Draws on T-SUM's database (secondary data) & reports (City Profile) & summary of data gaps 2. Integrates T-SUM's findings drawing on T-SUM's qualitative analysis (semi-structured interviews & focus groups) 3. Integrates the T-SUM workshops as part of the SUMP (joint collaboration) & Ensure that the SUMP & T-SUM's agendas are aligned. 4. Create a Steering Committee including representatives from the Metropolitan Agency, Maputo City Council, Matola, Boane and Marracuene, T-SUM and the SUMP team.
Impact The most significant outputs that will result from this collaboration will be the elaboration of Maputo's Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. Furthermore, the process will: - contribute to strengthening Maputo's metropolitan agency and policies - get different partners (at the international, national and local level) to collaborate
Start Year 2019
 
Description Fourah Bay College - Steering Committee Member Freetown 
Organisation Fourah Bay College
Country Sierra Leone 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution T-SUM has continuously engaged Fourah Bay College through steering committee meetings and sharing outputs.
Collaborator Contribution Fourah Bay College is a key partner in the T-SUM project, regularly attending steering committee meetings and co-organisers of the T-SUM workshops
Impact T-SUM workshops and the associated briefing notes capturing the outcomes of these workshops
Start Year 2019
 
Description Freetown City Council - Steering Committee Member Freetown 
Organisation Freetown City Council
Country Sierra Leone 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution T-SUM has continuously engaged the Freetown City Council (FCC) through steering committee meetings and sharing outputs. The T-SUM workshop also allocated time to discuss issues that are currently being considered by the FCC for example the implementation of a cable car. T-SUM team members have also participated in transport planning discussions at the FCC, for example a roundtable discussion on the cable car.
Collaborator Contribution The Freetown City Council (FCC) is a key partner in the T-SUM project, regularly attending steering committee meetings and co-organisers of the T-SUM workshops.
Impact T-SUM workshops and associated policy outputs
Start Year 2019
 
Description Maputo's Metropolitan Agency 
Organisation Greater Maputo Metropolitan Transport Agency
Country Mozambique 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A direct collaboration was established with Maputo's Metropolitan Agency as part of T-SUM. Maputo's Metropolitan Agency's Director and junior staff members are involved in T-SUM via the University Eduardo Mondlane.
Collaborator Contribution T-SUM's research has been directly influencing Maputo's Metropolitan Agency.
Impact A range of policies have been influenced by T-SUM, for instance regarding COVID as summarised in the COVID briefing note which was drafted as part of T-SUM
Start Year 2019
 
Description Ministry of Transport and Aviation - Steering Committee Member Freetown 
Organisation Ministry of Transport and Aviation
Country Sierra Leone 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution T-SUM has continuously engaged the Ministry of Transport through steering committee meetings and sharing outputs. The T-SUM workshop also allocated time to discuss issues that are currently being considered by in Freetown for example the implementation of a cable car and the IRUMP project. T-SUM team members are also part of the IRUMP project's steering committee - a 50 million USD project aimed at improving mass transit in Freetown.
Collaborator Contribution Ministry of Transport s a key partner in the T-SUM project, regularly attending steering committee meetings and co-organisers of the T-SUM workshops.
Impact T-SUM Workshops and the associated policy outputs
Start Year 2019
 
Description Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority - Steering Committee Member Freetown 
Organisation Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority
Country Sierra Leone 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution T-SUM has continuously engaged with the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority through the steering committee meetings.
Collaborator Contribution The Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority is a key partner in the T-SUM project, regularly attending steering committee meetings and co-organisers of the T-SUM workshops.
Impact The T-SUM workshops and the associated briefing notes capturing the outcomes of these workshops
Start Year 2019
 
Description Sierra Leone Road Transport Cooperation - Steering Committee Member Freetown 
Organisation Ministry of Transport and Aviation
Department Sierra Leone Road Transport Corporation
Country Sierra Leone 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution T-SUM has continuously engaged the Sierra Leone Road Transport Cooperation through steering committee meetings and sharing outputs.
Collaborator Contribution The Sierra Leone Road Transport Cooperation is a key partner in the T-SUM project, regularly attending steering committee meetings and co-organisers of the T-SUM workshops.
Impact T-SUM workshops and the associated briefing notes capturing the outcomes of these workshops
Start Year 2019
 
Description Sierra Leone Roads Authority - Steering Committee Member Freetown 
Organisation Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority
Country Sierra Leone 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution T-SUM has continuously engaged with the Sierra Leone Roads Authority through steering committee meetings and sharing outputs.
Collaborator Contribution The Sierra Leone Roads Authority is a key partner in the T-SUM project, regularly attending steering committee meetings and actively shaping the design of the T-SUM workshops.
Impact T-SUM workshops and the associated briefing notes capturing the outcomes of these workshops
Start Year 2019
 
Description Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan 
Organisation Eduardo Mondlane University
Country Mozambique 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In October 2021, Public Authorities in Maputo Metropolitan Area and the French Development Agency formally agreed to establish a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in Maputo Metropolitan Area. T-SUM is an official partner of the SUMP project. The T-SUM logo was included in the official banner during the signature of the agreement. Since then, the T-SUM team has been collaborating with Transitec, the consultancy company in charge of implementing the SUMP in Maputo. The T-SUM workshops were organised in collaboration with Transitec, the AFD and the Metropolitan Agency.
Collaborator Contribution The T-SUM in Maputo established a partnership with the Eduardo Mondlane Faculty of Architecture to write a project proposal (T-SUM II), drawing on T-SUM and focusing on further exploring the links between transport and land-use planning.
Impact Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan will be published
Start Year 2021
 
Description the Directorate of Science Technology and Innovation- Steering Committee Member Freetown 
Organisation Directorate of Science Technology and Innovation
Country Sierra Leone 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution -SUM has continuously engaged DSTI through steering committee meetings and sharing outputs.
Collaborator Contribution DSTI is a key partner in the T-SUM project, regularly attending steering committee meetings and co-organisers of the T-SUM workshops.
Impact T-SUM workshops and the associated briefing notes capturing the outcomes of these workshops
Start Year 2019
 
Description the Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers 
Organisation Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers
Country Sierra Leone 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution SLURC established a Steering Committee to co-design participatory policy workshops and generate cross-sectorial collaborations in Freetown focusing on accessibility and mobility issues
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration and partnership discussions were mainly centred on how to boost sustainable urban mobility drawing on T-SUM research and create synergies on knowledge management and data dissemination for policy and action. Memorandum of Understanding or statements of intent were signed with all new partners.
Impact This collaboration has led to the establishment of a Steering Committee meeting involving senior decision-makers in the field of transport and mobility in Freetown, including the CIty Council and the Department for Transport
Start Year 2019
 
Description African Regional Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr. Cavoli was invited to present and share key findings at the UCL African and Middle East Regional Network meeting. Approximately 25 people, mostly academics from across different departments were in the room. TSUM was presented as a project, with some of the relevant key findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2019
 
Description CODATU International conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The T-SUM team shared their main findings and insights on the Freetown case to an international audience of researchers and practitioners at the CODATU conference in virtual format. Attendees shown interest and engaged actively with the presentation, which raised comments and questions from five participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Community Engagement visits to show T-SUM research findings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact T-SUM organised community dissemination events in the four neighbourhoods where the research took place in Freetown (Sierra Leone). At each event, findings were presented and posters summarising the findings were handed for community leaders to hang in community centres. In addition, short videos were shown from the T-SUM UCL team who thanked community members for their continuous support and engagement. The general feedback was positive, with the community appreciating the knowledge products shared.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Consortium meeting with T-SUM External Advisory Board Members 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This event involved all project partners and T-SUM external advisory board (EAB) members. The event included presentation of progress and plans and comments from the advisory board members. The following EAB members participated:
External Advisory Board
Prof Nick Tyler, CBE, Director of the Centre for Transport Studies, Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering, UCL
Prof Julio D. Davila, Professor of Urban Policy and International Development. Head of Department. Development Planning Unit. Faculty of the Built Environment.
Prof Gina Porter, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Durham University
Holger Dalkmann, Urban Theme Lead for the UK-funded High Volume Transport (HVT) programme
David Bull, Previously head of transport and urban planning, Birmingham City Council, UK
Roger Manser, Director Kestrelman Trust
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Contribution to knowledge about minibuses in Maputo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact In the context of T-SUM, Joaquin Romero and Clemence Cavoli participated in a workshop funded by the VREF in August 2020. The focus of the workshop was: 'Emerging business models and service options in the shared transport sector in African cities'. As a result of the workshop, a paper was published including key insights from Maputo's experiences. The publication can be found here.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.vref.se/download/18.74c15c6d173d8c1d0b2864e3/1603787395813/3-Emerging%20business%20models...
 
Description Engagement with the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The engagement process was geared establishing collaboration as they are leading the technology aspects of the World Bank Integrated and Resilient Urban Mobility Project, including boosting sustainable urban mobility through utilising our T-SUM research, and creating synergies in both our organisations' work on knowledge management and data dissemination for policy and action. The audience of the event was 2 People from DSTI and 4 from SLURC, the Director of Policy and Planning, and Director of Ecosystems Management of DSTI. The most significant impact of this activity was to introduce the T-SUM project; sign Memorandum of Understanding or statement of intent; recognition of T-SUM team as a key stakeholder in implementing the technology aspects of IRUMP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Final Dissemination event T-SUM Maputo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On Friday 11th March, key decision-makers and stakeholders were invited to participate in T-SUM final dissemination event. Key findings and project results were presented. Approximated 40 people attended the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/tsum_africa/status/1502656615509540869?cxt=HHwWioCyrd-OwdopAAAA
 
Description Final Dissemination event with local communities T-SUM Maputo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On Saturday 12th March, representative of four local communities in Maputo were invited to participate in T-SUM final dissemination event. Key findings and project results were presented and a discussion session was organised to discuss what has changed since the focus groups were organised in 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Formal Launch of Maputo's Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)  
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An MoU to implement a SUMP in Maputo was signed by all the municipalities in the Maputo Metropolitan area. It is led by the Maputo Transport Metropolitan Agency (AMT) in collaboration with the French Development Agency, who is financing the SUMP as part of the Mobilise Your City (MYC) initiative.

The T-SUM partners, in particular the Maputo partners, have played a crucial role in ensuring that the SUMP will draw on the research and policy work from the T-SUM project. As a result, the SUMP will include findings from T-SUM outputs, including the city profile and the qualitative research work. The consultancy company Transitec who will lead the SUMP in Maputo, will collaborate with the T-SUM partners to jointly run the T-SUM workshops. The outputs of which will be included in the SUMP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Freetown Dissemination Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the findings and knowledge outputs for steering committee and other actors that have been involved in the T-SUM project in Freetown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description French Development Agency (AFD) meeting, Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Cavoli travelled to Paris, for a meeting organised by the French Development Agency (AFD). The meeting was aimed to sharing some of the key findings. The outcomes related to ongoing and future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2020
 
Description Guest lecture at Imperial College London's MSc in environmental technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Daniel Oviedo from UCL delivered a two-hour face-to-face session on sustainable transport in the global south, which drew from research developed in the context of the T-SUM project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Guest lecture at Oxford University's Transport Studies Unit Executive Programme course on Infrastructures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 18 practitioners attended a lecture drawing on the T-SUM programme and other related research in the global south, reflecting on the findings and insights and discussing the relevance for their own contexts. Material from the project also informed their course assessment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Harvard TUMI Workshop, Frankfurt 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr. Cavoli was invited to this workshop that was organised by Harvard University and TUMI Association. The workshop took place in Frankfurt. The theme of the workshop was to discuss Urban Mobility issues in rapidly growing Sub-Saharan cities. Senior decision-makers from various Sub-Saharan cities were invited, as well as relevant academics in different universities. T-SUM showed some key findings for the around 35 people in the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2019
 
Description III Seminário internacional de movilidades contemporâneas held at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Daniel Oviedo reflected on T-SUM's empirical methods on an online presentation as part of the international seminar. INTALInC LAC was the organizer of the event, where the host was the University of Bello Horizonte. The seminar consisted of face-to-face and webinar format. The objective of the presentation was mentioning different methods for transport equity analysis in the Global South. The qualitative T-SUM material was presented - interviews and focus groups. The recordings will be uploaded to the INTALInC LAC website. Among the online and in-person attendees, the event exceeded 70 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2019
 
Description Interactive Design Thinking Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UN Environment programme invited two representatives of T-SUM to join the Interactive Design Thinking Workshop 'A fresh look at an old challenge; how can we improve the status and investment of walking and cycling in Africa - through data and digitalization?' that took place on 19th January 2021 virtually.
Co-organized by the Leeds University Business School, the UN Environment 'Share the Road
Programme' and the Institute for Transportation Development Policy, this inter-disciplinary design
thinking workshop will bring together academics and practitioners working in the field of sustainable
mobility (walking and cycling) in Africa.
The main objectives of the workshop are to:
• Re-examine the challenges associated with prioritising investment and developing better
infrastructure for walking and cycling in Africa - with a particular emphasis on data and
digitalization aspects of transport.
• Develop new/innovative approaches and ideas for initiatives and projects that could help to
overcome political, policy, technical and other barriers to walking and cycling investment and
prioritisation.
• Discuss opportunities for collaboration and next steps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Internal T-SUM Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact To conclude the year 2020 the T-SUM teams from Maputo, London and Freetown met virtually to reflect on the progress achieved over the year and agree on priorities for the final year of T-SUM. A highlight was the discussion on the city profiles of both Maputo and Freetown, which demonstrated the many commonalities and differences between the two cities. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview Know Your City TV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Clemence Cavoli was interviewed about TSUM project, to describe how mobility, accessibility and land use issues are relevant and rapidly increasing in cities across Sub-Saharan Africa. The interview linked these topics with the existence of an important number of informal settlements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2020
 
Description Interviews with residents and stakeholders in Maputo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TSUM colleagues from UCL and Maputo were involved in a field trip where a series of qualitative data collection took place. Approximately 80 interviews were carried out with stakeholders, residents and users of Metrobus, across sectors and levels of governance. In this visit, team has achieved interviewing more than 80 people, in the format of semi-structured interviews and focus groups. We welcomed one of our external advisory board members, David Bull, who generously spent a week in Maputo to support T-SUM. We also organised an event where David was invited to give his views on how to improve the relationship between private operators and public authorities with a particular focus on the excellent work that the Metropolitan Transport Agency has been doing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2019
 
Description Lecture on Infrastructure, Development and Finance Executive Course of the Transport Studies Unit at Oxford University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Daniel Oviedo used some of T-SUM framing and findings at his Lecture. The lecture was centred in the topic of infrastructure and equity with focus in public transport. The lecture shows experiences from Latin America and the city profile of T-SUM for the cases in Africa. Part of the analysis were presented in the session, corresponding to the supply-demand of the future plans to illustrate how the infrastructure can be used for redistributive effects. Among the attendees were practitioners, academics - especially from the Global South - and Global North assistants working in developing countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2019
 
Description Live TV discussion at AYV (African Young Voice) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Live TV discussion at AYV (African Young Voice) with partners from Freetown(Braima Koroma) and UCL (Dr. Daniel Oviedo). The TV appearance has more than 1.5k viewers and it can be found online at www.ayv.com
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.ayv.com
 
Description Maputo's Sustainable Urban Mobility - Ill Semana da Mobilidade Sustentavel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact T-SUM was an official partner in Maputo's Sustainable Urban Mobility Week (Ill Semana da Mobilidade Sustentavel), which took place in the last week of October 2020. Joaquin Romero and the rest of the T-SUM team were not only involved in the organisation of the entire event, but also held a presentation on the Maputo City Profile. A number of policymakers and researchers attended the virtual city profile presentation, that outlined key findings so far and highlighted some of the data gaps that need to be urgently addressed for research and policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://observatoriomt.org.mz/semana-da-mobilidade-sustentavel/
 
Description NECTAR Conference "Towards human scale cities", Helsinki 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Daniel Oviedo presented the theoretical framework of T-SUM project. This was a special session on Healthy Transport (the Conference was about Healthy Cities). Around 30 people attended the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2019
 
Description News interview with two media outlets in Mozambique 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On Friday 11th March, the T-SUM team was interviewed by two media outlets in Mozambique: TV Miramar & Stronglive TV

Links to the interviews can be found below:

https://youtu.be/5yz21TFma84

https://youtu.be/2ZdNiIcsNvI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/5yz21TFma84
 
Description Postgraduate students from UCL's and Imperial College's Transport MSc. engaged with T-SUM and the Freetown City Council on current transport issues in Freetown 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Students have also been learning about T-SUM's findings in the context of UCL's and Imperial College's Transport MSc. The transport policy module led by Dr. Cavoli, set up a collaboration with Freetown City Council (FCC). Students were asked to undertake mini studies to inform the FCC's policies, in particular regarding Climate Change and Transport, the establishment of a cable car and the electrification of collective transport. In the context of this collaboration, they had a unique opportunity to meet with Freetown's Mayor Aki-Sawyerr and City Council representatives Modupe Williams, Mariama Whitmore and Victoria Gonsior.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at Freetown City Council conference on sustainable cities and clean energy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact T-SUM presented their findings and results at the conference on sustainable cities and clean energy which took place between
19th -20th May in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The event was a hybrid event, with participants joining in person and online. Key audiences included academic institutions in Freetown and Uganda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation by Mobility and Transport Observatory at Sustainable Urban Mobility Week Maputo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The mobility and transport observatory (Observatoria da Mobilidade e Transporte - OMT), which T-SUM supports, presented on a range of topics including an overview of the chapas (mini-buses) system that operates in Maputo and acts as the backbone of collective transport. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://observatoriomt.org.mz/semana-da-mobilidade-sustentavel/
 
Description Presentation of T-SUM at Safari Njema in Milan  
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Matos, Joaquin Romero and Dr Daniel Oviedo were invited to participate in a seminar organised by the University Politecnico di Milano in Milan on January 27, 2020. The seminar focused on big data and urban policies in Maputo. It aimed at formulating cooperation strategies and building synergies between different programs/projects, including T-SUM and projects led by Politecnico di Milano and MIT.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation of the project to UCL STEaPP department students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr. Cavoli gave a presentation about TSUM project in the context of a collaboration we set up with them, to get MSc STEaPP students involved as they are using the project as case study for their dissertations. The session had approximately 20 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2019
 
Description Presentation to UN-Habitat Mozambique 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Webinar and Online presentation with representatives of UN-Habitat Mozambique was organised to share some of the project's key findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2019
 
Description Prime Times News AYV (African Young Voice) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prime Times News AYV (African Young Voice). The channel has interviewed one of the T-SUM representatives, Dr Clemence Cavoli, together with other policy-makers in Freetown, Hindolo Sharka (Director, TIDU, Ministry of Transport and Aviation), Mariama (Mayors Delivery Team, Freetown City Council). The video of the interview is available online: https://ytcropper.com/embed/kk5ded47d43afc6/loop/noautoplay/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ytcropper.com/embed/kk5ded47d43afc6/loop/noautoplay
 
Description Prime Times News AYV (African Young Voice) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The channel has interviewed T-SUM representatives from Sierra Leone, Braima Koroma (Project Manager, Sierra Leone Urban Research), Leonoor Schouten Netsen (Urban Planning Cluster, Mayors Delivery Team, Freetown City Council). The online video is available in https://ytcropper.com/embed/6H5ded4e112bde6/loop/noautoplay
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ytcropper.com/embed/6H5ded4e112bde6/loop/noautoplay
 
Description Science Po/Ivory Coast workshop, Abidjan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr. Cavoli was invited to lead a workshop on urban transport and mobility. The event was organised by Science Po Paris and the government of Ivory Coast. The focus was on identifying challenges and opportunities for rapidly growing cities, to accelerate a Sustainable Urban development trajectory. The workshop involved senior decision makers across national level in Ivory Coast. We also invited a colleague from Transport Studies Unit at University of Oxford to join the session, for conducting research in the same location. The attendants of the event were approximately 50 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2019
 
Description Seminar focusing on 'Identify enabling factors for sustainable urban development transitions' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In October 2018 a seminar focusing on 'Identify enabling factors for sustainable urban development transitions' was held at UCL. The event involved UCL's project partners and UCL's USAR Mres students. Professor Peter Jones, T-SUM's PI, presented key findings from his research on the topic. Following Professor Jones' presentation, a discussion session was facilitated by T-SUM's Co-I, Dr. Clemence Cavoli to examine the extent to which sustainable urban transitions can occur in rapidly growing cities in the Global South, drawing on the project partners and the students' experience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents
 
Description Seminar to discuss Perspectives on Sustainability: Theory & Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In October 2018 a seminar was organised by UCL to discuss sustainability issues linked with T-SUM. The seminar involved UCL's USAR Mres students, UCL's project partners and a representative from UN-Habitat Mozambique, Chiara Tomaselli.
Ms Tomaselli presented sustainable development concepts in the context of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda and highlighted practical implementation issues in cities such as Maputo. Following this, participants discussed urban sustainability and sustainable urban mobility in the context of T-SUM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents
 
Description Shared Mobility Experience - Mode Race in Freetown 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prior to the T-SUM workshop 3, key decision-makers were invited to take part in a Shared Mobility Mode Experience, starting on Lumley in the West and Up-gun in the East, and finishing at the SLURC Office. The participants took different modes such as Walking, Cycling, Kekeh, Poda poda, bus, Private vehicles, Okada, Taxi, Tap Tap, to get to the SLURC office. The aim of this initiative was to invite key stakeholders and decision makers to experience the different modes in order to have not only an evidence-based but also experience-based discussion on the future urban mobility trajectory of Freetown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2020
 
Description Stakeholder analysis workshop with key transport sector related institutions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In March 2018 SLURC (Freetown T-SUM co-I) organised a workshop with key stakeholders at the national and local level. The purpose was to identify key institutions within the transport sector that have influence and interest (categorised by High influence, High Interest, Low Influence and Low Interest) within the transport sector. It was in the form of a small group discussion with representatives from the ministry of transport and the Sierra Leone Road authority.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Strategic Research Meeting presided by Professor Christoph Lindner, Dean of The Bartlett 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Daniel Oviedo presented on main findings of T-SUM to date, as part of a departmental Strategic Research Meeting presided by Professor Christoph Lindner, Dean of The Bartlett. The meeting was held with other DPU academics, as part of the Research Workshop, in the presence of the Dean of the Bartlett. T-SUM was one of the impact research projects. The presentation covered the main results to date of T-SUM and was identified as a strategic area of sustainable mobility research, both in the DPU and in the Faculty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2020
 
Description Sustainable Mobility Week Maputo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Maputo team organised exposition/festival focusing on transport & innovation. This was possible as the result of the Map of Iniative Collaborative network which had been put in place in the context of T-SUM. Different entities were invited to present their project with a focus on technological innovation.
As part of the Map of Initiative platform a database was created online.

Two discussion sessions took place during the events: one about e-ticketing related to FAMBA EMM and another session focusing on technology in the taxi industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Systems Thinking Mapping exercise 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In November 2018 a Systems Thinking mapping exercise was organised in the context of T-SUM involving UCL's USAR Mres students and UCL's partners. The session was introduced by Professor Brian Collins, Professor of Engineering Policy at UCL and Director of the International Centre for Infrastructure Futures (ICIF). Prof Collins introduced the concepts of Systems Engineering and Systems thinking and their relevance to sustainable urban mobility. Following this, the team undertook a system thinking mapping exercise to identify Sustainable Goals Indicators relevant to urban mobility.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents
 
Description T-SUM Newsletter March 2020-February 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The first 2021 T-SUM Newsletter summarised the activities that took place over the last year and highlighted key successes of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=__test_email__&u=3c9135399008f6b422aece70f&id=4135a22160
 
Description T-SUM Steering Committee Meeting Freetown 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In November 2020 T-SUM held Freetown's 6th Steering Committee Meeting, where we took stock on how the findings from T-SUM have been applied to transport planning in Freetown. We also discussed next steps to cement the political commitment from steering committee members to use the T-SUM findings to guide transport policy in Freetown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description T-SUM Steering Committee Meeting Freetown 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In August 2020, T-SUM coordinated another steering committee meeting in Freetown, involving key decision makers, to discuss the preliminary outputs from the March workshop and also agree on the next steps for the dissemination of the T-SUM outputs and the political legacy of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description T-SUM Twitter Account 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A T-SUM twitter account was established to give visibility to the project and disseminate project findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://twitter.com/tsum_africa?lang=en
 
Description T-SUM Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A T-SUM website was established with a view to give visibility to the project and to disseminate open data and findings from the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.t-sum.org/
 
Description T-SUM consortium meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact T-SUM project partners were invited to spend three days in London as part of the project to review progress and share initial results and detailed planning for the coming months. Three key policy stakeholders from each case study city (Maputo and Freetown) were also involved.

The following partners participated in the event:

UCL
Prof Peter Jones, OBE, PI (Centre for Transport Studies, UCL)
Prof Caren Levy, Co-I, WP4 leader (Development Planning Unit, Bartlett, UCL)
Dr Clemence Cavoli, Co-I, Project Manager, WP3 leader (Centre for Transport Studies, UCL)
Dr Daniel Oviedo, Co-I, WP2 leader (Development Planning Unit, Bartlett, UCL)
Adriana Ortegon, Research Associate, Centre for Transport Studies, UCL

Freetown Partners
Dr Joseph M Macarthy, Co-I, City Partner (Executive director SLURC & Institute of Geography and Development Studies, Njala University, Sierra Leone)
Braima Koroma, Project Manager Freetown, City Partner (Director of Research & Training, SLURC, Sierra Leone)
Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, OBE, Mayor of Freetown
Hindolo Shiaka, Director, Transport Infrastructure Development and Project Unit, Ministry of Transport & Aviation
Patrick James Lavalie, Engineer, Sierra Leone Road Authority

Maputo Partners
Professor Antonio Matos, Co-I, director of Maputo Metropolitan Agency for Transport, Director Fundacion Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique
Joaquin Romero, Partner, Project manager Maputo, Mozambique (WAZA, Maputo)
Luís Nhaca, Transport Councillor, Maputo City Council, Mozambique
Ana Maria Alves, Finance Councillor, Matola City Council, Mozambique

World Bank
Fatima Arroyo, Project Partner (Transport Unit, World Bank)

AFD
William Le Bec, Transport Specialist (Agence Française de Développement)

UCL Grand Challenges
Dr. James Paskins, Deputy Director
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description T-SUM inception meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In September 2018 an inception meeting was organised by UCL to officially launch the T-SUM project. The meeting involved UCL's project partners and T-SUM partners from Freetown and Maputo. A World Bank representative traveled to London to attend the meeting as well as several External Advisory Board Members. The rest of the project partners joined the meeting remotely via Webminar. The project objectives, concepts and methods were summarised and participants provided useful feedback and recommendations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.t-sum.org/blog/manage-your-blog-from-your-live-site
 
Description T-SUM introductory seminar in Maputo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In February 2019 a T-SUM seminar was organized in Maputo by T-SUM's project partners based in Maputo.
The seminar involved key stakeholders representing relevant public authorities, transport operators, NGOs and international donor organisations in Maputo.
T-SUM's Co-I Professor Matos and Joaquin Romero presented T-SUM, highlighting the project's objectives and initial findings. The event was an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the relevance of the project to Maputo and to identify gaps in mobility and land-use data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents
 
Description T-SUM mentioned in "Transportes & Transito" journal in Mozambique 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact T-SUM appeared in "Transportes & Transito" - a renowned journal on transport in Mozambique.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://jtt.co.mz/mobilidade-sustentavel-especialistas-defendem-a-maximizacao-de-recursos/
 
Description T-SUM participatory policy workshops in Mozambique 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As part of T-SUM, collaboration with the Metropolitan Agency and the French Development Agency, participatory workshops were organised in Maputo. The first workshop took place in June 2021 over three days and involved circa 50 participants, the second workshop took place in November 2021 over three days.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Kg5EE3Z_4
 
Description T-SUM public event: Transitions to sustainable urban development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This public event and panel discussion was organised by UCL in the context T-SUM. It was chaired by Professor Caren Levy from the Development Planning Unit, Bartlett, one of the project's co-investigators.

The event discussed the principles underpinning sustainable urban transitions and the extent to which rapidly growing cities in the Global South can benefit from it.

The keynote speakers were:

Prof Nick Tyler, CBE, Director of the UCL Centre for Transport Studies and Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering

The panel discussion involved:

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, OBE, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone
Professor Peter Jones, OBE, Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development, UCL
Holger Dalkmann, Urban Theme Lead for the DFID-funded High Volume Transport (HVT) programme
Dr. Debbie Hopkins, Lecturer, University of Oxford

The event was followed by a cocktail reception including a speech from UCL's Vice-Provost Research Professor David Price.


Following the event several participants, including Freetown's mayor and Sierra Leone transport minister mentioned the fact that their participation in this event had an impact on the way they think about sustainability in their city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/t-sum-transitions-to-sustainable-urban-mobility-in-sub-saharan-africa-t...
 
Description T-SUM public workshop - Public-private relationships in urban transport, sustainability and development: considerations & experiences from the Global North and South 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The T-SUM UCL team hosted a workshop at UCL to discuss the role of private actors in cities across the world in transitioning to sustainable urban mobility pathways. This is a pressing challenge in contexts where new mobility services and disruptions are entering markets currently served by collective transport operators.

We heard contrasting experiences from Maputo, South America and London, including presentations from:

Dr Polyvios Polyviou, Transport Innovation Transport for London, Transport for London (TfL)
Dr Daniel Oviedo, Lecturer, Development Planning Unit, UCL
Dr Clemence Cavoli, Research and Teaching Fellow, Centre for Transport Studies, UCL, & Joaquin Romero, Mobility Observatory, Maputo

It will be followed by a panel of experts including:

Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google
Dr Matteo Rizzo, senior Lecturer in Development Studies, SOAS
David Bull, former head of transport and urban planning, Birmingham

The workshop involved open discussions and working sessions with attendees, which include government officials from Sierra Leone and Mozambique. These include Freetown's Mayor, Mayor Aki-Sawyerr, Maputo's Metropolitan Agency Director, Professor Antonio Matos, Freetown's Director of Transport Infrastructure Ministry of Transport, Hindolo Shiaka, and World Bank representative, Fatima Arroyo.

The event was chaired by Professor Peter Jones, OBE, Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development, UCL.

Following the event several participants, including Freetown's mayor and Sierra Leone's transport minister mentioned the fact that their participation in this event had an impact on the way they think about transport and mobility.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/t-sum-workshop-public-private-relationships-in-urban-transport-sustaina...
 
Description T-SUM seminar at the French Development Agency (AFD) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact In December 2018, the French Development Agency (AFD) joined the T-SUM project as an official partner. The AFD plans to establish a Sustainable Urban Development Plan for Maputo, in collaboration with Maputo's public authorities. It will do so in close collaboration with the T-SUM project. In February, T-SUM's PI Prof Peter Jones and Co-I Dr. Clemence Cavoli travelled to Paris to present T-SUM's key concepts and to share initial findings with AFD representatives. The seminar was organised at the AFD's offices. This event was an opportunity to discuss the extent to which the T-SUM project is relevant to the AFD's policies and projects and plan future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents
 
Description T-SUM workshop: Identifying relevant mobility indicators 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In December 2018 a workshop was organised to identify relevant urban mobility indicators to prioritise in the context of the T-SUM project, drawing on the Sustainable Development Goals and other relevant mobility indicators. The workshop also discussed the relevance of these indicators to cities such as Maputo & Freetown and the practical issues linked with the collation/collection of data.
The workshop was held at UCL and via Webminar and involved UCL's project partners, UCL's USAR Mres students, Freetown partners, Maputo partners, representatives from UN-Habitat Mozambique, UN-Habitat and the World Bank and some of T-SUM's external advisory board members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents
 
Description T-SUM's Introductory Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact T-SUM's Introductory Seminar took place on 27th September 2018 at UCL and via Webminar. The seminar involved UCL and Freetown's project partners, UCL's USAR Mres students, representatives from UCL's Grand Challenges, UN-Habitat, UN-Environment and UCl's STEaPP. The objective of the seminar was to introduce T-SUM to existing and potential project partners to strengthen and set up collaborations and to receive initial feedback and recommendations from participants. The event was an opportunity for UCL USAR Mres' students to discuss issues relevant to their studies. It was also an opportunity to engage potential project partners such as UN-Environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents
 
Description TRB Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Daniel Oviedo presented as guest in the public transport subcommittee of developing countries, which was organized by the World Bank and CAF. The event took place in a round table format. T-SUM presented the methodology for collecting informal transport data in Freetown and some of the accessibility and affordability models of the project. From there, new potential collaborations with multilateral agencies and colleagues from other universities have emerged.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2020
 
Description TSUM at teaching and lecturing activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact TSUM has shared findings for many lectures and the Development Planning Unit (DPU), Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP).
STEaPP students presented the results of their work, based on the TSUM project insights. The work was examined by STEaPP colleagues and the reports are available online (LINK)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2020
 
Description TSUM workshops in Freetown 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact TSUM organised two workshops that were featured on several national TV channels, including prime time video overviews & interviews radios and newspaper. Amongst other noticeable impacts, the information was fed up to the Minister for Transport who will consider using the outputs of the workshops to inspire action in other cities across Sierra Leone. Furthermore, now regular meetings will be held to better align the ministry of transport and the Freetown City Council's work streams on urban transport.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2019
 
Description UCL's USAR Mres Students' group presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In December 2018 three of UCL's USAR Mres students who had been actively involved in T-SUM since the beginning of the project presented the findings of their group work to Maputo's project partners, including representatives from UN-Habitat Mozambique. The students' group work aimed to formulate policy recommendations to the city of Maputo focusing on the links between urban mobility, health, IT innovation and climate resilience. Their presentation included a Systems Thinking map focusing on sustainable urban mobility planning. The students' performance was assessed by T-SUM's project partners from UCL and some of T-SUM's external advisory board members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents
 
Description Urban mobility transitions: towards sustainable and liveable cities symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rapidly increasing urbanisation rates present significant mobility challenges for cities across the world, given commitments to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. A growing number of high income cities are attempting to constrain and reduce traffic levels and move towards sustainable mobility and liveability, while rapidly growing cities in Global South countries are faced with the stark choice of repeating the mistakes of many of the cities in so-called 'developed' countries, or moving more directly to transport systems which follow principles of sustainable mobility and liveability.

In November 2018 a symposium was organised by T-SUM's PI and Co-I Prof Peter Jones and Dr. Clemence Cavoli in collaboration with colleagues from UCL and from the University of Hong Kong supported by UCL's Grand Challenges. The event brought together leading researchers in Hong Kong and in the UK who shared recent research on the different potential pathways and impacts for sustainable mobility and liveable cities, within this broader socio-demographic and cultural context.

T-SUM's concepts and initial findings were presented by UCL's project partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/planning/events/2018/nov/urban-mobility-transitions-towards-sustainab...
 
Description Virtual/in person meeting with Mayor of Freetown 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact T-SUM presented their research and findings to the Mayor of Freetown through a hybrid meeting, with some members of T-SUM participating in person while others joined online. The purpose of the event was to share the key findings and discuss a political commitment to T-SUM's policy priorities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Webinar Series: Researching Transport Inequalities in Global South Cities - International Network for Transport and Accessibility in Low Income Communities (INTALInC)  
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr. Daniel Oviedo presented on 'Accessibility and social equity in Africa: from research to policy and practice" where he presented T-SUM's accessibility framework applied to the case studies including,  the findings to date in Freetown from the focus group discussion and key informant interviews related to accessibility. The presentation is available here       

Dr. Clemence Cavoli presented the T-SUM project and focused on the approach and methodology, in particular the participatory governance processes that took place in Freetown as summarised in the WP3 report. The presentation is available here. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://intalinc.leeds.ac.uk/events/webinars/
 
Description Workshop 3: Practical implementation issues, Freetown 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Workshop 3 aimed to discuss practical implementation issues. Now that a vision and desired trajectories have been identified (during workshop 1 & 2), the workshop answered when should new policy instruments be implemented, and what practical implementation issues could prevent us from achieving this vision. The Outputs for the activity were a second version of the Strategic Vision and a Mobility Action Plan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2020
 
Description Workshop FAMBA & World Bank 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Consolidate FAMBA (E-ticketing system) & links with WB BRT project. This workshop drew on T-SUM to inform decisions and addressed practical implementation issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Workshop on Mobility & Access in African cities, VREF 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joaquin Romero, WAZA, and Clemence Cavoli, CTS were invited to participate in an event organised by Volvo Research Foundation that took place in Paris. The event focused in existing and emerging business project and private initiatives in the transport field in rapidly growing cities across Sub-Saharan Africa. The event had one member from UCL and one other colleague from Maputo, to represent TSUM in the discussion of the workshop. The output of the workshop are a report (LINK) were the contribution of the TSUM members is clearly stated. Approximately 20 people, mostly academics and experts, participated in this activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2019
 
Description Workshops in Freetown 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As part of T-SUM Work Package (WP 3 'Vision pathways and implementation strategies' deliberative workshops were designed and run in Freetown, drawing on findings and data from WP1 and WP2. The objective of these workshops is to initiate participative governance processes to foster new models of development based on a sustainable mobility trajectory, through evidence-based engagement with public and professional stakeholders across levels of government and sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2020
 
Description World Conference on Transport Research 2019, Mumbai 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact T-SUM was presented in a special session organised between Dr Daniel Oviedo and Dr Karen Lucas from INTALInC, on Transport accessibility in low income communities. Around 40 people attended the event, from academics, World Bank and students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2019
 
Description World Urban Forum, Abu Dhabi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Cavoli was invited to the WUF10, at the UN-Habitat event, by the ESRC funders to participate in a panel discussion. The activity focused on technology and digital innovation and the exchange of knowledge between Global North and Global South cities. TSUM shared some key insights at the event and we had approximately 40 participants in the room, from practitioners, academics and policymakers from around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.t-sum.org/news-pastevents-2020