Various Stakeholders met to discuss the Nairobi City County Pop-Up Markets and Street Vendors Bill. The Bill has undergone its first reading and room for public participation had been opened. Stakeholders included Informal Traders, Members of the Assembly, Civil Society, Built Environment, Private Markers and Development Partners. The session started with a presentation done on … Continue reading Stakeholders Discuss the Nairobi City County Pop-Up Markets and Street Vendors Bill
Design for Water and Forest Urbanisms
A team of students from the Technical University of Kenya, WITS University (South Africa) KU Leuven (Belgium) held a two week field study looking at Land Transformations, Forests and other Ecosystems in Ndenderu, Kikuyu and Ongata Rongai. The research study inquires on the contemporary design agenda for water and forest urbanism in these diverse landscapes … Continue reading Design for Water and Forest Urbanisms
Nairobi’s Paradox: Do Informal Settlements provide UNAFFORDABLE Housing?
It costs more to live in Mukuru than Kilimani! On the one hand, property agency Knight Frank pits Nairobi as one of the continents leading destination for real estate investment. On the other hand statistics by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics indicates that nearly 70% of Nairobians live in single roomed housing often irregularly … Continue reading Nairobi’s Paradox: Do Informal Settlements provide UNAFFORDABLE Housing?
World Cities Day Nairobi: Urban Dialogue and 6 Urban Planning Resolutions
The 31st of October is globally recognized as World Cities Day. The Day promotes the international community’s interest in global urbanization and contribution to sustainable urban development. Nairobi is one of the fastest growing Urban Centres in Africa. It is an economic hub of the East and Central African Region and offers key services including … Continue reading World Cities Day Nairobi: Urban Dialogue and 6 Urban Planning Resolutions
Ever heard of the 8 STEPs to Improve Walking in your City?
The Sustainable Transport Equity Partnerships (STEPs) Workshop brought together attendants from various sectors on the Continent to practically look into how Walking and the Experience of Walking in Urban Areas can be improved. The Workshop placed emphasis on low income areas eg Mukuru in Nairobi, but the 8 STEPs can work everywhere. These are part … Continue reading Ever heard of the 8 STEPs to Improve Walking in your City?