Christian Alexander


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My work on cities and society spans several disciplines and locations. As an attorney with Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP I help cities and government agencies navigate a range of complex legal issues in getting their infrastructure projects up and running smoothly. I'm proud of my involvement in many transportation projects, including rail-trails and transit lines, that allow people to move about efficiently and sustainably.

In Cape Town I'm currently working on ways to promote food and water security through my affiliation with the PHA Food and Farming Campaign. In 2018 I worked on research of the impact of drone technologies in Africa, and have been involved in projects looking at low-income urban housing in Rwanda and ethics in the planning profession in Zambia and South Africa.

My masters dissertation in spatial planning at the University of Cape Town looked at the effects and potential of technological innovation in Cape Town's public transport networks. I applied Actor Network Theory to map out the socio-technical assemblages surrounding a particular transportation scenario in a suburb of Cape Town, and assessed the prospects for new applications of information and communications technologies.

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