Professor Mark Zuidgeest

Associate Professor in Transportation Engineering & Planning (SANRAL Chair) with the Centre for Transport Studies at the University of Cape Town
Low carbon transport, transport geography, transport modelling, climate change and cities


Mark Zuidgeest is a civil engineering, trained in the University of Twente in The Netherlands. His obtained his PhD from the The Netherlands Research School for Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics (TRAIL) with a dissertation titled ‘Sustainable urban transport development: a dynamic optimisation approach’. He has worked in several countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America on topics related to transport in cities in addition to teaching courses there before joining UCT as an associate professor. He is also a visiting professor to Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea where he teaches a summer school, amongst others on climate change and cities.

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Mark Zuidgeest research interest is in climate change and cities in developing countries, particularly on the role of infrastructure and transport in mitigation and adaptation. Mark is a civil engineering by training and has a PhD in transport modelling.