Kenya: The MDG report card.

Sometime next year the timeframe of achieving the Millennium development goals will come to a close, a lot has happened since 2000 when the goals were set, countries have had mixed reactions some doing much others less, while others never really got to start doing anything. This week marks a great milestone for my country … 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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Spatial Planning in the face of Big Data: The Case of Africa

Kisumu City

The dawn towards the internet of things is fast approaching. The next big step of the Web and the internet technology in general an era where “things” will have the capabilities of talking to other “things”. With this comes Big Data that is collected from our everyday engagements from our shopping ,to the electricity and … Continue reading

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Beyond Web 2.0 : The Internet Of Things.

It seems like a chapter from a sci-fi book, but it is actually something that majority of us will live to see in our lifetime if we make it to old age, Some may experience the full version while others will see the basic elements of it. Its application in our everyday lives is beyond … Continue reading

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The Mystery that is the Standard Gauge Railway .

If you have not heard about the standard gauge railway and you are a Kenyan, Please go back to that hole that you were hiding in. Well despite all the negative news about the tendering process that has engulfed Kenya’s desire not desire but Need to have a standard gauge railway, It is a good … Continue reading

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: WHY DO WE ALWAYS SCORE AN E

 Kenya is synonymous with poor disaster response and management that we need no rocket science to prove .Someone needs to take responsibility you  ,me ,The Cabinet secretary ,The Vice President or even the president himself. Why are we that casual when handling emergencies and managing them when they by bad luck happens. We have never … Continue reading

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WHAT OTHER EMERGING CITIES/TOWNS SHOULD LEARN FROM NAIROBI?

Nairobi is the big bad wolf that eats almost all the meat after a successful hunt leaving other towns and cities to fight for the scraps. Well it is not its desire that things have turned this way, I am sure Nairobi would have liked to share its burden with Mombasa, Eldoret and the other … Continue reading

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KONDELE OF TOMORROW AND THE FUTURE.

The bypass is coming along pretty nice soon the skyline of Kondele will have an overpass in addition to the already existing structures. This overpass is one thing as a planner that I believe, will change the face of Kondele for better. Kondele has always been associated with unruly gangs, riots , informal structures among … Continue reading

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MINIMALISM IN URBAN PLANNING

Our governments are overly ambitious in their plans for what our future should be and if you look at the visual representation of such plans there is normally multi-lanes of highways snaking its way high up the ground of our cities. Big talk is always the norm, but looking at the problems in the ground … Continue reading

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WHAT KENYA SHOULD DO FOR URBAN PLANNING IN 2013?

Let us face it planning in Kenya is in books and ambitious blueprints stacked in the documentation departments of most government and private agencies, I would say government as private enterprises will for sure implement their plans if they do indeed want to make profits and attract more equity among other factors. Africa is among … Continue reading

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