Industry Resilience and Transition

Date & Time

Friday, October 30, 2020, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM


Benjie de la Peña, Founder/Director, Agile City Partners, Seattle, USA


Herrie Schalekamp, Professor, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Faela Sufa, Country Director, ITDP Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Patrick Nyirishema, Director General of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), Kigali, Rwanda


In many Global South cities, transit services are planned and operated independent of each other, and informal services comprise a large portion of the public transit mode share. Run on razor thin margins with no investment from the government, in times of crisis, these systems have no support systems or safety nets to operate. While informal transport has been the locus of innovation and resourcefulness, it also can be chaotic, hard to use, and reflects a lack of investment in the public and a lack of resilience. This session will explore where informal transit needs to go in the next decade so that it is resilient, inclusive, and reduces barriers to access.


Deep Dive Discussions - These are concurrent sessions on a specific topic that includes a panel of experts. Participants will also be placed in small groups to delve deeper into questions and ideas that speaker pose.

Session Type

Deep Dive Discussion