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Thu, 2014-02-20 13:53
CURI Newsletter 7 released covering the period June to December 2013....
UIPNews is a publication of the Center for Urban Research and Innovations situated at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nairobi

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Mon, 2014-02-17 17:05

In Nairobi public consultations on the preparation of a new City Master plan has been going on for the last two weeks. The month long consultations started on 20th January and are expected to end on 13th February covering all the 23 constituencies in the City County. They have been organized by the City Planning Department at convenient venues such as social halls, church compounds, school compounds and administrative centers. (http://citymasterplan.nairobi.go.ke)

Mon, 2014-02-10 15:11

The first phase of the Nairobi Collaborative Urban Studio themed ‘Improving Access to Justice and Basic Services in Kenyan Slums’ came to a close on the 17th January 2014. The studio involved participants from University of Nairobi, Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP), University of California, Berkley, Akiba Mashinani Trust (AMT), Muungano wa Wanavijiji and the community of Mukuru Informal Settlement.

Mon, 2014-02-03 10:56

From our Blog

Well, sweet is the fragrance of successful completion. Community proposals feedback marked completion of Kitui Learning Studio, laying solid foundations to pave way for community-driven implementation phase. Whilst the conventional planning processes are characterized by vertical hierarchical exchange of ideas and engagement in plan decision making, the Kitui Learning studio was anchored on integration and inclusivity:

It is well known and understood that public transport in Nairobi is accompanied by the struggles of traffic jam and misbehaviour by public service drivers. Just recently at the beginning of March, the long rain season began earnestly.

Service provision in majority of Kenya’s informal settlements is predominantly controlled by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and cartels. This phenomenon is prompted by government’s reluctance to provide services in informal settlements owing to their informal nature.

Land tenure is among the key elements that define slum settlements. The lack of tenure security limits both private and public investments in settlements translating to slum conditions. The form of land tenure also has implications on which settlements get upgraded whether by government, communities or other partners.