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: -
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Policy Brief - Sustainable Solutions Towards Prevention of Slum Gentrification after Land Allocation to Individual Squatters
One way through which poverty in cities is manifested is through proliferation of slums and informal settlements. To address the question of growing slums, various policy interventions have been attempted including but not limited to; issuance of land titles to informal settlers/squatters, slum upgrading through enabling approaches such as infrastructure improvement and slum eradication through evictions.
Policy Brief - Alternatives to eviction, scenarios for access to land by the urban poor in Kiandutu Informal Settlement Thika, Kenya
Establishing land rights in informal settlements is more often than not a protracted engagement pitting the government on one side and the land owner(s) and the slum dwellers on the other. In the ensuing contestation over the land, the government either at the national or county level has to also contend with its responsibility to maintain order and safety through planned developments by exercising its police power/development control.