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It is history in the making for the University of Nairobi, the inauguration of the new Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi is underway. The inauguration event is taking place today, Wednesday, January, 14, 2015 at Taifa Hall.

Wed, 2015-01-14 10:01

Last year we saw the former Permanent Secretary for Information and Communications Technology Dr. Bitange Ndemo defend the Konza City project against critics of the multibillion kes project. Critiques such as the ones raised by Dr. David Ndii on Konza being a pipe dream 'not conceptualized' but rather an idea dropped from the sky. A recall of such debates made me want to know more about the implications of such a project to Kenyans. 

Wed, 2014-12-10 09:27

Cities are growing every day and urban spaces have become more complex. Managing these huge urban spaces in our time has led to the demand for greater innovation and intelligence. Proposing solutions to all the problems in city planning is no longer viable within the timeframe in which they can be detected; putting forward solutions and implementing those solutions takes long enough for the initial problem to have already changed.

Mon, 2014-11-24 10:08

The Association of African Planning Schools welcomes a new chairman. The commitee election process for the nes AAPS Steering Committe was a long and democratic one that saw Prof Ngau being elected as chair. Prof Peter Ngau is an assosciate proffesor in the University of Nairobi and the drector of CURI. The other members of the steering committee are: Babatunde Agbola, Daniel Inkoom, Garth Klein, Mtafu Manda, Nigel Tapela, and Vanessa Watson.

Fri, 2014-11-21 11:34

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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.

Emali town is a small town that lies along the Northern Corridor, in both Makueni and Kajiado Counties. A larger commercial part of the town lies in Makueni County while the section in Kajiado County is predominantly for residential use. The Mombasa - Kampala Railway and now the Standard Gauge Railway act as town’s border of Kajiado and Makueni County.

The Country is currently engaged in deliberations for undertaking a huge construction project that will have far-reaching impact on many aspects of the social, spatial, economic, environmental, and political consequences both now and in future. As we read about cost issues as well as the operational and political repercussions of the same, and what this project has to do to serve the economy, Planners have to ask and confront some fundamental questions: