Regina Opondo is Senior Community Principal at Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) in Kenya, and part of an exciting team of urban designers and action researchers who have worked on some exciting community-driven urban interventions across Nairobi and other cities.
This episode explores interesting and exciting urban interventions that are happening in Kenya, like Kibera the informal settlement riverbank upgrading that makes small community parks and spaces while reclaiming rivers.
It further explores scaling up the revitalisation of green spaces in Nairobi's informal settlements.
Felix Kariba is an urban and regional development expert with broad experience supporting urban governance and formulation of development policies and strategies, as a practitioner and researcher for international organisations, local and national governments, the private sector, and non-profit organisations.Play Now
Executive Mayor Paul Swart of Cape Agulhas Municipality shares the key elements to their success. From innovative technological advancements and digitisation strategies to fostering private sector collaboration, we explore how the municipality is actively working towards a growing and sustainable economy, addressing social challenges, and enhancing the quality of life in the municipality.Play Now
Henning Rasmuss is a Founding Director and International Projects Director at Paragon Group - Architects. He has personally worked in 23 countries in Africa. We chat about how cities will change, impacts on Covid-19 on architecture and the built environment, continued urbanization, positive vibes, the new 'normal' and do we actually need sport?Play Now
Justin Coetzee is Founder and CEO of GoMetro. He is a civil engineer by training, with a Masters Degree in Transportation Engineering. We chat about GoMetro’s approach, their projects in Kigali and many other African countries, how Africa can succeed, stakeholder collaboration, legislation he would change and his outlook on key technologies and the future.Play Now
Paul Swart is Executive Mayor at Cape Agulhas Municipality. We discuss examples of visionary leadership, being a family, their smart city vision, innovative solutions to service delivery, long term thinking, managing complexities, and more.Play Now