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CURI Newsletter

Kenya National Stakeholders Urban Workshop

Meeting with the Participatory Slum Upgrading Program

The Centre for Urban Research and Innovation met with members of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Program  from the UN Habitat, on the 7th of May 2015 at the YMCA. The UN Habitat PSUP is an initiative of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat funded by the European Commission and implemented by UN Habitat. The aim of the programme in Kenya is to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in slum upgrading in the country by the national governments and some of the county governments.

Placemakers launch an interactive Placemaking project at the University of Nairobi

On 11th March 2015, partners in the ‘Making Cities Together’ project i.e. Placemakers, New Town Institute & IFHP launched a place making research project in collaboration with the University of Nairobi. The research objective is to gain an in-depth understanding of public life and public space in Nairobi; how Nairobians use and experience public spaces and what physical aspects define the places.

University of Nairobi Collaboration with Lamu County

The Centre for Urban Research and Innovation is initiating a partnership with the county Government of Lamu to help it understand and tackle development issues in the county.  Lamu County is a buzz for development as the county has been earmarked for large national projects in addition to county level project. The University of Nairobi hopes to work with the county in various sectors so as to fast track development in well calculated and thought out programs.

University of Nairobi Collaboration with Lamu County

 

The Centre for Urban Research and Innovation is initiating a partnership with the county Government of Lamu to help it understand and tackle development issues in the county.  Lamu County is a buzz for development as the county has been earmarked for large national projects in addition to county level project. The University of Nairobi hopes to work with the county in various sectors so as to fast track development in well calculated and thought out programs.

Team building retreat for CURI staff

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships for Students of Developing Countries, 2015-2016

Provided by: World Bank (with funding from the Government of Japan)

CAD and GIS Integration in Planning, Architecture and Engineering

Computer aided design and geographic analysis have earned their place in modern architecture, planning and engineering. These specialized technologies, enable professionals to communicate better through simulations and visualizations of their works and ideas. Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer technology for the design of objects, real or virtual. CAD often involves more than just shapes. As in the manual drafting of technical and engineering drawings, the output of CAD often must convey also symbolic information such as materials, processes, dimensions, and tolerances, according to application-specific conventions. In fact, most CAD users are focused on: productive editing tools, visual clarity, symbology and dimensions.

CURI Seminar: Reforming Kenya’s Revenue Sharing System by Dr. Jason Lakin

Yesterday, Monday the 23rd February 2015, Dr. Jason Lakin made a rich presentation to the Planning, Architecture and Real Estate students at the University of Nairobi’s ADD building on the efforts and procedures towards achieving a fair revenue allocation system in a devolved governance system.

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