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Complexia blog joins Twitter

After being inspired by this blog post from a fellow blogger and acquaintance in Addis Ababa, I have decided to setup up a twitter account to complement Complexia blog using the Twitter handle @complexiablog. I will be using it to promote … Continue reading

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My article in the Guardian on the taxi network in Addis Ababa

After published my blog post last week on the taxi network in Addis Ababa, the Guardian asked me to write an article for their ‘Cities in Motion’ series. I would like to add that the article probably should have acknowledged … Continue reading

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The informal taxi network in Addis Ababa: A complex-adaptive system?

In Addis Ababa there are three main forms of public transport: government-run buses with set routes, contract taxis, and an informal network of buses and minivan taxis that operate on a range of different routes across the city based largely … Continue reading

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Rural roads in Ethiopia: Can they be designed differently to accommodate all road users?

I was recently travelling in the East Welega Zone of Ethiopia to visit some research sites for an agroforestry project. In this area a number of new roads were being built, funded by the German government and constructed by Chinese contractors. … Continue reading

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Why complexity, development and sustainability in practice?

Let’s face it, the universe is messy. It is nonlinear, turbulent and dynamic. It spends its time in transient behavior on its way to somewhere else, not in mathematically neat equilibria. It self-organizes and evolves. It creates diversity and uniformity. … Continue reading

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