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.
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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.
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