Where are we now
We’ve drawn up some maps to understand what is happening in the area and how it is being used. We have some aerial photographs describing the traffic flow during rush hour. We have spent a number of days walking up and down the 5km stretch to get a handle on the culture of the route.
We started a conversation with MHE. William Vangimembe Lukuvi, the current Minister of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development. He admitted that there is a new master plan to be published in the coming months but also said our best bet is working with LGAs, Tanzania Rural and Urban Roads Agency (TARURA) but more specifically Tanzania National Roads Authority (TanRoads) who are the largest stakeholders of Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road.
We have also reached out to an urban development specialist at the World Bank, who have done extensive research with students on the lack of public spaces in Dar es Salaam and who have funded a number of research projects with the Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project; these are two organisations who we want to engage as co-funders. We also want to work with Publica and Gehl People who work on extensive public realm schemes for masterplans and new developments. There is extensive interest on the subject. We also have access to a generation who have seen the transition of Dar es Salaam and AHM Road with valuable information as there is no current protection for ‘listed’ buildings and monuments.
An indication of our team’s capacity:
60% expertise already found
10% materials / equipment already found
Finance: € 33,000
Our unique research method will set a great example for other Tanzanian cities and African cities besides Dar es Salaam.
We have been exposed to great Western examples of intersections getting pedestrianised or making cities more people-focused but we want to create examples that suit our own city’s context. The funding will help us set up for a series of other projects and it will expose us to experts in the field who work predominantly in European cities but could guide our methodologies. It will help us improve the quality for the most important clients of the city: pedestrians.
- Subscriptions (digital maps, adobe, etc)
- Legal framework for Policy making
Skills: Planning & Management, Law & Politics, Financial advice
Planning and Management:
Understanding how to divide tasks, setting deadlines and setting goals. A person/programme to guide us with single and multiple projects.
Law and Politics:
Education in policy writing and policy making especially if we want new developments to contribute a percentage of their project for the public realm.
A costing guide for costing our proposals, and general research costing, long term advice on future projects. A full cost breakdown template for one project and a guide on how it could change for each project.
Stuff: Equipment & tools
We need surveying equipment to continue a more extensive research. With this material we will be able to create extensive reports. This material will be used for site recording and documenting life in the area of research. We are also conscious that the general public do not like to be recorded so camera’s and video cameras are not a priority.
Hats/ Hard Hats
Drone (and permission)
Camera (with security mount)
Video camera (with security mount)
Site Shoes / Walking shoes
General Stationary: pens, pencils, Copic markers, ruler, eraser
Access to computer software - Adobe
Access to digital maps so that the research can be accessible online and layers can be turned on and off.