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As the year begins a Joint Urban Studio is taking place in Nairobi bringing together students and faculty from University of Nairobi, University of California Berkeley and civil society partners Akiba Mashinani Trust (AMT) and Slum Dwellers International (SDI), and local communities living in several informal settlements in Nairobi, Mukuru, Mathare and Huruma.  The studio whose theme is ‘Improving Access to Basic Services in Informal Settlements’ follows similar joint studio conducted annually by two schools of planning from the universities over the last five years, over the second and spring semesters.

Tue, 2014-01-14 18:32

Kambi Moto

Huruma is a relatively small informal settlement compared to the 180 informal settlements within Nairobi. It is located 6.8kms on the North-East of the Capital and lies on the left side of Juja road. It consists of six villages: Kambi Moto, Mahira, Redeemed, Ghetto, Gitathuru and Madoya. These six villages occupy a total area of 10.2 acres. Of the six villages, Kambi Moto stands out as a unique case of successful slum upgrading in Kenya.

Tue, 2013-12-17 15:01

On Friday, 6th December 2013 Oxford Brookes University, London hosted a presentation by Prof. Peter M. Ngau, titled, ‘Urban Safety and Security: Westgate, Nairobi – Implications for Urban Planning and Design’.

Mon, 2013-12-09 11:40

On 23-24 September 2013 the UN-Habitat and University of Nairobi hosted a consultative workshop aimed at exploring ways of increasing mutual collaboration between UN- Habitat and AAPs members in Kenya, and promoting AAPS objectives which include: revitalization of planning education, collaborative and comparative research and promoting of effective planning of Africa's rapid urbanization

Thu, 2013-12-05 10:50

A new devolved system of government in Kenya has recently established counties as distinct units of governance and development. The Constitution of Kenya – 2010 under the fourth Schedule and the County Government Act 2012 in part XI on County Planning, requires the new County governments to operate under a county planning framework that shall integrate economic, physical, social, environmental and spatial planning, to prepare county integrate development plans (CIDPs). Yet, the government has not provided guidelines on how to prepare such CIDPs.

Thu, 2013-12-05 10:36

On Thursday 5th December at 6pm Africa Research Institute (ARI), London is hosting the second event in its Policy Voice Series  a panel discussion about Who will plan Africa’s cities? 

Tue, 2013-12-03 15:12

27-29 November 2013

There is urgent need to improve urban planning, management and livability in African cities. From 27-29 November 2013, UNCRD Africa Office, in partnership with UN-HABITAT Centre for Cities, organized a Forum for African Mayors and Senior Urban Officials on Sustainable Urban Development and Management in Nairobi, UN Complex. UNCRD and UN-Habitat have pledged to support African mayors and senior urban officials to implement many of the social, environmental and economic goals and objectives that were highlighted atthe World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, Chinaas well as those agreed at Rio+20.

Tue, 2013-12-03 14:46

KENYA: Finally, a draft National Slum Upgrading and Prevention Policy is ready

The Government, working with the Multi-stakeholders Support Group (MSSG) launched the formulation of the National Slum Upgrading and Prevention Policy (NSUPP) in February 2012. The process driven by a broad based steering committee drawn from Government, Private Sector, Academia, Civil Society and Communities has generated the technical conceptual framework, preliminary thematic content ad the fundraising strategy.

Tue, 2013-12-03 10:50

The Kenya Institute of Planners (KIP) will host their National Annual Conference on the 27th & 28th November 2013 at Imperial Hotel in Kisumu. The theme of the conference will be ‘Planning under the Devolved System in Kenya’. Invited to this workshop include the Hon. Charity Kaluki Ngilu, Cabinet Secretary Land, Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Mohammed Swazuri, Chairman National Land Commission and invited County Governors.

Tue, 2013-11-19 13:17

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