Kisumu’s Fourth Migration

Back in the 1920s when the planning profession was still in its infancy, thesprawl being as a result of the railroad and not the automobile that came to be the dominant causal factor of urban sprawl in cities globallylater, Lewis Mumford predicted how the fourth migration would define the new growth of cities where people … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

Nairobi, like a bachelor love-struck not by one woman but two, He is courting modernity while on the side he is still flirting with the past. His heart torn between the two. He knows what he wants, which is a better future with modernity but due to some reasons he just can’t let go of … Continue reading

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URBAN PRIMACY IN KENYA

Kenya like many developing countries suffers from urban primacy which has worked in stemming growth and development of the economy in a manner that is sustainable and inclusive, among the root causes of our societies inequality lies in over dependence on Nairobi and a few other towns. Nairobi is the heart beat of Kenya contributing … Continue reading

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CITIES OF TOMORROW

The other day I was watching some documentary about the city of Manila in the Philippines. A vibrant metropolis of around 10 million people, but due to insufficient space versus population the city proper has one of the highest population densities in the world at 41,014 persons per square kilometer. What appealed to me in … Continue reading

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TACTICAL URBANISM

City planners and public leaders are frequently preoccupied with making large-scale, transformative change in the built environment. While stadiums, museums, large waterfront parks, and convention centers are all big-ticket items with measurable curb appeal—for some—such projects require a substantial investment of time, as well as political, social, and fiscal capital. Moreover, their long term economic … Continue reading

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URBAN PLANNING AND EMERGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

We are living in time that the world is more urbanized than any other time in history and by 2030 it is projected that more than 60% of the world population will be living in urban areas this translates to billions of people, and in a world where resources are scarce and our development is … Continue reading

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City:What makes a city a city

Cities all over the world tend to exhibit different characteristics based on the ethnocentric aspects of the inhabitants,location among others.This got me thinking what essentially makes a city what it is my main issue is the physical appearance of the city in terms of the skyline,number of skycrappers,the artistic appearance that is the statues available,open … Continue reading

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