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
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?
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
How to Change Transport with Positive Speech Recording of a webinar with Marco te Brömmelstroet from University of Amsterdam (clear from min 4). Very interesting discussion on the role of 'language' in Urban Transport/Mobility Development. This lecture was given during the TUMI Summer School earlier this month. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YAlXM5zWeo&feature=youtu.be Safer Streets Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) Summer … Continue reading TUMI Summer School: Online Lectures on Urban Mobility!
As part of the outcome of one of our recent research projects, we are testing the impact of Digital Creative Methods such as Virtual Reality, Digital Simulations and Game Modelling for Kenyan (African) Streets. This follows data collection that accounted for land uses, various transport modes (even bodaboda's) and an attempt at looking at human … Continue reading Virtual Reality and Digital Simulation in Mobility