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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

Namibia is one of the few African countries which have recognized the importance of decentralized development in nation building. The Constitution has established structures and functional responsibilities of regional and local councils.

Fri, 2014-11-07 12:07

The Centre for Urban Research and Innovations (CURI) has collaborated with the UN-Habitat´s Urban Energy Unit to conduct an energy audit in informal settlements in Kenya. This research will address existing gaps in terms of consistent, relevant and adequate data on various types of buildings in informal settlements. It will allow formulating benchmarks, as well as identifying opportunities and energy saving potentials.

Sat, 2014-11-01 12:14

On Wednesday 24th September 2014, the Centre for Urban Research hosted for Ronald McGill , the head of the advisory team of the Kenya Municipal Program, to give a seminar talk to members within the University.  The presentation was titled: Urban Development Challenge; a new Response. It was broken down into four parts; The urban challenge, Town planning, Poverty and Participation.

Fri, 2014-10-24 17:15

Last Month, ADCC International East Africa Ltd. held CAD and GIS software demo sessions at the University of Nairobi’s, School of the Built Environment.

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:16

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