Participation: Using Social Media in the Urban Planning process

The role played by communication and participation in urban planning cannot be underestimated. Without proper communication to various stakeholders, plans and projects can easily fall prey to misunderstandings or be swayed by opponents and selfish interest groups. This predicament has been witnessed worldwide in various transportation, housing development and even urban renewal projects. As a […]

Kenyan Blog Awards: Blog Needs your Vote!

The annual Kenyan Blog Awards showcase the Best of Kenyan Blogs. AfricanCityplanner.com has been nominated in Environment/Agriculture Category (Category 6) in the 2016 Kenyan Blog Awards. Show your support by placing your vote here: http://blogawards.co.ke/vote/ Thanks for all the feedback as the blog continues to be a mechanism of sharing ideas on urban and regional planning […]

Public vs Private Urban Housing, what direction for Nairobi, Kenya?

The recent drive towards an open market economy has led to the private sector providing various services that were traditionally under the mandate of the state or municipality. Critics, however, view this development as an opportunity for well-connected individuals to control essential services and reap profitable returns. In Nairobi, Kenya, some of the key areas […]