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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

From our Blog

Well, sweet is the fragrance of successful completion. Community proposals feedback marked completion of Kitui Learning Studio, laying solid foundations to pave way for community-driven implementation phase. Whilst the conventional planning processes are characterized by vertical hierarchical exchange of ideas and engagement in plan decision making, the Kitui Learning studio was anchored on integration and inclusivity:

It is well known and understood that public transport in Nairobi is accompanied by the struggles of traffic jam and misbehaviour by public service drivers. Just recently at the beginning of March, the long rain season began earnestly.

Service provision in majority of Kenya’s informal settlements is predominantly controlled by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and cartels. This phenomenon is prompted by government’s reluctance to provide services in informal settlements owing to their informal nature.

Land tenure is among the key elements that define slum settlements. The lack of tenure security limits both private and public investments in settlements translating to slum conditions. The form of land tenure also has implications on which settlements get upgraded whether by government, communities or other partners.