In an urban context, such as is the city of Nairobi, living spaces are designed to perform the function as areas of relaxation, comfort, safety and security from natural and man-made urban hazards that endanger physical, social, psychological and emotional wellbeing of people. Cases of collapsed residential buildings in the city of Nairobi have undermined the safety and security functions of residential buildings, where most urban residential buildings have been declared potential scenes of building collapse disasters, instead of living spaces that preserve human lives and offer safety to urban residents.
Community spaces play vital roles in enhancing community cohesion, promoting public health and biodiversity, addressing climate change, as well as enhancing the value and appeal of the built environment.
The Department of Architecture and Building Science, University of Nairobi is hosting a 2-day Eastern Africa Workshop and Exhibition. The theme of the workshop is 'Architecture, City and Sustainable Design workshop'.
Among the title to be presented include Housing policies for high-density housing in African Cities, Sustainable urban monuments in Africa cities, Urbanism in Refugee Camps and Rethinking of Urban Space among other topics.
The Kitui Learning Studio recorded yet another milestone, following a successful review session conducted jointly by Centre for Urban Research and Innovation (CURI), University of Nairobi and Shack/Slum Dwellers International-Kenya (SDI-Kenya). The review session was held on the 24th June, at the YMCA Statehouse House Road, Nairobi and was attended by project members from both sides of the partnership.
On July 11, 2016, the Centre for Urban Research and Innovation (CURI) and partners organized a seminar themed “Urbanization, Economic Growth and Climate Resilience in Kenya, Challenges and Opportunities”. The seminar explored the nexus between urban growth and development, economic development and climate change.
Nairobi Innovation Week is a signature annual event to celebrate and recognize innovations that are relevant to our society. The objectives of the innovations week include: -
Nairobi Innovation Week is a signature annual event to celebrate and recognize innovations that are relevant to our society. The objectives of the week include: -