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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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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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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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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