Advancing Towards Sustainable Urban Mobility in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania): A Swot Analysis

Carmen Lizárraga, Fernando Lopez-Castellano, Roser Manzanera-Ruiz


The expanding rates of urbanization in African cities mean that the study of urban and personal daily mobility is acquiring a special importance. This is because of the socio-environmental and economic impacts of the model of mobility, and because of its relationship with the accessibility of opportunities that the metropolis offers to citizens. In general, mobility studies in African cities identify it as an unsustainable model.
In this paper, a detailed SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) is carried out on the feasibility for the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to advance towards Sustainable Urban Mobility (SUM). In this sense, the autochthonous institutional framework and the institutional measures of external origin are taken into account. The study identifies five strategies based on the SWOT analysis that may serve the stakeholders to carry out future planning of SUM.


Urban mobility; Tanzania; Institutionalism; Sustainability; SWOT analysis

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