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CURI REPRESENTED AT THE TOWN AND COUNTY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2016 HELD ON 9TH - 10TH NOVEMBER 2016, REEF HOTEL, MOMBASA, KENYA

The Town and County Planning and Development Conference was held from 9th -10th November 2016 at Reef Hotel Mombasa. The conference also marked the World Town Planning Day. The late Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera of the University of Buenos Aires to advance public and professional interest in planning, both locally and abroad, founded the international organization for World Town Planning Day in 1949.  Since then, the World Town Planning Day is celebrated each November. This has become a special day to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating sustainable communities.

What Isn't Emali Town

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.

ADVANCING TOWARDS INTEGRATED URBAN PLANNING; EMALI URBAN STUDIO

The Centre for Urban Research and Innovations in collaboration with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nairobi and Makueni County Government have embarked on a learning experience of an Urban Studio in Makueni’s commercial hub of Emali. The studio is the first of it kind in Makueni County and its collaborative in nature therefore allowing for information sharing and learning exchange between the Univerity of Nairobi and Makueni County.

ADVANCING TOWARDS INTEGRATED URBAN PLANNING; EMALI URBAN STUDIO

The Centre for Urban Research and Innovations in collaboration with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nairobi and Makueni County Government have embarked on a learning experience of an Urban Studio in Makueni’s commercial hub of Emali. The studio is the first of it kind in Makueni County and its collaborative in nature therefore allowing for information sharing and learning exchange between the Univerity of Nairobi and Makueni County.

Regional Conference: Prospects for Innovative, Resilience and Inclusive Urban Development

Event Date: 
Thu, 2016-10-27 08:00 - Fri, 2016-10-28 17:00
Event Venue: 
Sarova PanAfric Hotel, Nairobi

CURI hosts Conference on Prospects for Innovative, Resilient & Inclusive Urban Development

University of Nairobi, through the Centre for Urban Research and Innovations (CURI) and its partners is hosting a 2-day conference on the theme of Prospects for innovative, Resilient and Inclusive Urban Development. The conference focuses on three main areas 1) Governance and Inclusive Urban Development; 2) Devolution and Innovative, Resilience and Inclusive urban development; and 3) Projects, Programs and Research towards Innovative and Inclusive Urban Development.

AFRICAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE POLICY VOICES FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY: A New Approach to Urban Planning in Kenya

“Cities are not just Africa’s future: they are its present. Unless collective action is taken now to transform cities like Nairobi into the drivers of economic development and sources of opportunity that they are supposed to be, they will become a tinderbox of perpetual inequality”.1 This warning from Kennedy Odede, head of a community organisation in Kibera, Nairobi’s largest informal settlement, serves as an emphatic reminder of the realities of urban growth in Africa.

Building Partnerships in the Urban Sector - CURI Annual Report 2014

It is with great pride that I share with you the annual report 2014 for the Center for Urban Research and Innovations (CURI). It provides us with an opportunity to reflect on achievements and challenges over the past year and identify areas where we can improve in the coming year. This exclusive publication outlines the various activities that the center has carried out within the financial year.

55th Graduation University of Nairobi

CURI would like to join the entire University fraternity to congratulate the graduating class of 2016. Kenya and the world awaits. Congratulations and best of luck!

Event Date: 
Fri, 2016-09-02 08:00 - 15:00
Event Venue: 
Graduation Square - University Fields

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