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?

i-cmiist: The BodaBoda Story

As part of the i-cmiist research project, we spent some time with those in the Bodaboda (Motorcycle Taxi) Industry along Ring Road Kilimani to learn about their operations. This includes how they are organized, their customer base, their relations with other transport sectors, the introduction of ride hailing companies as well as relations with the … Continue reading i-cmiist: The BodaBoda Story

i-cmiist: Equitable Street Space in the City

East African Urban planners, creative experts, researchers, and urban enthusiasts have been conducting studies on Implementing Creative Methodological Innovations for Sustainable Transport Planning. The Nairobi team focused on Ring Road Kilimani and Luthuli Avenue, with focus was on improving the Non Motorized Transit use experience. Creative methods like participatory mapping, photography, virtual reality, infographics, street modelling, videography, … Continue reading i-cmiist: Equitable Street Space in the City

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CORE Awards: ‘The Destiny of this Nation is Our Responsibility’

These were the words of the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Public Works Principal Secretary Prof  Paul Mwangi Maringa (State Department of Public Works) during the Construction and Real Estate Awards held at Heron Portico, Nairobi. The PS challenged built environment professionals on the necessity of enabling 'All Kenyans afford our services.' 'Our Urban Centres … Continue reading CORE Awards: ‘The Destiny of this Nation is Our Responsibility’