Episode 1 of the Series focussing on urban governance and how to get it right in managing urban growth in towns and cities in Kenya. Show guest: Cyrus Mbisi, a Town Planner and Chairperson of the Town Planners Chapter of The Architectural Association of Kenya.
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About Cyrus Mbisi
Cyrus is a Town Planner and Chairperson of Town Planners Chapter of The Architectural Association of Kenya. He is also the Founder and Managing Director of Greenspace Planning and Environmental Consultants Limited.
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