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The Centre will part of a team hosting a breakfast meeting on the 5th of February at the Boma Inn from 7am to 11 am. With funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), CURI conducted a joint study on the Mukuru settlement to reveal the links between slums, insecure land tenure, minimal service delivery, and usually informal, unjust governance institutions. The title name of the project was Improving Access to Justice and Basic Services in the Informal Settlements of Nairobi

Thu, 2015-01-29 15:22

In recent years Nairobi has seen the massive growth of mammoth high-rise developments in the name of apartments. They have attracted some research by Marie Hzermeyer and Baraka Mwau among others. They come up in many shades - but typically they are dense and feature small rooms. From one perspective they are viewed as the answer to the housing shortage and alternative to slums. On the other hand they are seen as accidents waiting to happen. Many of them have poor infrastructure and are poorly designed. Their social impact is least studied.

Mon, 2015-01-19 14:41

In Kenya's fast growing cities there is a paradox of too many houses - Out of reach of the majority of the population. Recent statistics for Kenya show that income is heavily skewed in favour of the rich and against the poor. The country’s top 10% households control 42% of the total income while the bottom 10% control less than 1%. This means that for every shilling earned by the poorest 10% households, the richest 10% earn about Kshs 56. It is notable that the 8th, 9th and 10th population groups account for over 70% of the income. In Nairobi, theproportions for the lower, the middle and the upper income groups were 72.12%, 24.12%, and 3.76% respectively.

Mon, 2015-01-19 14:32

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the University of Nairobi and most importantly to this function to witness my installation as the 7th Vice-Chancellor of this august Institution. This is a momentous occasion for this University as we usher in a new era in governance and leadership. It also accords us the opportunity to commend the outgoing Vice-Chancellor for his outstanding stewardship of this University over the last 10 years.

Wed, 2015-01-14 15:32

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

The 2014 AAPS Conference ended yesterday November 19th, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. AAPS is a network of 51 university-based planning programmes in Anglophone, Lusiphone and Francophone Africa. For the first time the AAPS conference held every two years opened its doors to partners and key stakeholders in the built environment. In recent years AAPS has grown rapidly to became the new champions and torch for Africa’s future.

Fri, 2014-11-21 11:16

The inaugural Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) is being held at the African Union Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 11 to 14 November 2014. The CLPA is organized by the Land Policy Initiative (LPI), in partnership with the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Union (EU), UN-Habitat, the FAO, among others.

Fri, 2014-11-14 09:55

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