CSUD collaborated with Nairobi’s Center for Urban and Regional Planning, the University of Nairobi, Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven (KUL), and two Belgian firms (Omgeving and Euro Immo Star) on a spatial concept for the Nairobi Metropolitan Area. The consortium responded to Kenya’s Ministry of Nairobi Metropolitan Development for a “spatial planning concept” proposal “to develop a sustainable land-use system for the Nairobi Metropolitan Region (NMR).” Our consortium produced “Nairobi Metropolitan Region: Networking the Sustainable African Metropolis: Issues, Visions, Concepts,” which was awarded second place.
Despite the fact that this was the first open urban planning competition in Kenya, the public has not been invited to view the exciting ideas that were submitted by all participating teams. In response, CSUD collaborated with partners to launch a blog to create an opportunity for the public to review and discuss the plans that were submitted as a part of the spatial planning concept competition. We believe that Kenyan residents, and the international community deserve a chance to engage in the future of their city – one of Africa’s fastest growing metropolises.
View the blog at: http://nairobiplanninginnovations.com/