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Since 2010, The Global Grid has offered localized and unique architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning and related news every weekday.The Global Grid uniquely publishes news specific to the town or city in which the author resides or is traveling. With a 150+ writer alumni, The Global Grid continues to grow as a destination for […]

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 […]

Aerial Cable Transit: Urban Gondolas for African Cities?

Recent decades have experienced a revolution in urban transportation with the ensuing development of “alternative means of modern urban transport. Harvard professor Clayton Christensen calls these alternatives “disruptive technology,which uses simple innovations that differ from the traditional modes of urban mass transit like regular bus services, light rail trains and Metro Rail. South American countries have developed […]

How Sustainable are the emerging Private Cities around Nairobi, Kenya?

Years back Ebenezer Howard proposed a ‘Garden City’ in his famous text “Garden Cities of Tomorrow. The world famous urbanist envisioned self-reliant and independent cities that are spacious and organized; have limited/controlled populace and unified land ownership. Le Corbusier later analyzed the challenges faced by increased urbanization in Europe and came up with his version […]