Essentials for Orderly Urban Growth: Managing Urban Development in Kenya

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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Listen or watch to understand:

  • Why the management of urbanization and growth is so important in the Kenyan context.
  • The place of technology and related innovations (and digitization of Kenya's land Registry).
  • The tools that exist for managing urban development.
  • Financing the required tasks for improved urban management for local authorities.
  • The future of Kenya's cities and towns in terms of urbanization and how to adapt these towns to the threat of climate change and how to build resilience.
  • The cities and urban areas that people actually want.
  • the magic bullet for resolving the problem of coordination in regards to mandates and responsibilities in managing growth and urban development.
  • The place of stakeholder engagement in development planning and implementation. Who needs to make it to the negotiating table? Whose city is it? Who has what stake, and who needs to determine what happens in the city? Who has what power, how much power?

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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