How to connect cities and transport infrastructure Governing Infrastructure Interfaces for Ethiopian Cities

Philipp Rode, Nuno F. da Cruz, and Biruk Terrefe, May 2020

This Policy Brief, How to connect cities and transport infrastructure, distills the key findings from the LSE Cities article published in Transport Policy, "Cities and the governance of transport interfaces: Ethiopia's new rail systems." The article analyses urban governance at two railway stations, in Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa. "Transport Infrastructure Interfaces," the places where multiple infrastructure systems and stakeholders come together, provide a window into urban governance and political dynamics. 

In addition to summarising key takeaways from the research, this Policy Brief includes 10 recommendations for political leaders and decision makers.

This research is part of a larger initiative, Governing Infrastructure Interfaces, which focuses on transport and sanitation infrastructure in Ethiopia's two largest cities to investigate the relationship between development goals and the contribution made by new infrastructure.