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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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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Jobs boom in Kisumu county due to influx of cash for projects

By DENNIS ONYANGO adapted from KISUMU, KENYA: The ongoing multi-million shilling projects in Kisumu County have seen a number of unemployed youth gain meaningful sources of income.Heightened property development has attracted stone masons and transporters of building materials who have pitched camp next to Kondele Police Station to exploit the opportunity. The increased fortunes have … Continue reading

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DO WE WANT VISION 2030? IF YES, LET US URBANIZE

   Kenya’s vision 2030, in my opinion will remain a sitting or rather lame duck, if we keep  doing business as  usual. Like other developing countries in the global south we are faced with problems of unemployment, high population growth rate, food insecurity and also high income inequality not forgetting our pathetic excuse of democracy … 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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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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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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JOMO KENYATTA SPORTS GROUND HACK

     Each one of us has a different perception of phenomenon guided by our experiences, profession and to some extent the internet, let us face it the internet is our new reference point to anything, want to know what a strange word means ,no more reaching for your dictionary  just go for the phone and … Continue reading

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WEB 2.O – MOBILE COMPUTING CONVERGENCE AND FUTURE CITIES.

WEB 2.0 loosely translates to intersection of web application features that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperatability , user-centered design and collaboration on the world wide web. Mobile computing on the other hand is a form of human-computer interaction by which a computer is expected to be transported during normal usage; it has three main aspects … Continue reading

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CREATING TRAFFIC JAMS OF THE FUTURE.

   It does not need any research to realize that Africa’s more so Kenya’s middle class is growing. This class is bound to increase upwards especially now that in six years time we will have joined the oil club, These is an exclusive club of countries that pride themselves with being oil producers and from … Continue reading

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