Episode 4 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: Grace Kamweru is a Landscape Architect, Environmental Planner and Assistant Lecturer at The Technical University of Kenya.
Listen or watch to understand:
About Grace Kamweru
I am an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Spatial Planning and Design at the Technical University of Kenya. I am a professional and practicing Landscape Architect with 2 tracks of postgraduate studies; M.A. in Environmental Planning Management from University of Nairobi and MSc in Human Settlements from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. My previous research focused on waste management and on water and forest urbanism to address climate change with a close focus on scalable water sensitive adaptations in peri-urban zones of Nairobi. I recently did a short course with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) on Circular Economy and the 2030 agenda. I am trying to create a synergy of all these 3 areas of research to draft my initial PhD concept so as to explore how we can achieve a resilient and sustainable waste-wise city.
A free and fair media is critical in a healthy democracy, though while the data age has dramatically enhanced our ability to generate and share news, it has similarly enabled the rise of fake news, programmatic agendas, and media echo-chambers. The Dexter project seeks to leverage modern computational paradigms to monitor and analyze Southern Africa's digital media.Play Now
Dr Ross Harvey is Director of Research and Programmes at Good Governance Africa. We discuss major governance challenges Africa is facing, potential solutions, how change can happen, emerging disruptors and if there is a glimmer of hope.Play Now
Nikolas Badminton is a world-renowned keynote speaker and futurist consultant that shows you the future trends that shape impactful organizations, trillion-dollar companies, and progressive governments. We discuss the type of future city that Africa needs, explosive growth expected in Africa, lessons from global smart city initiatives, the world in 400 years, cities in 2040, and shifting mindsets from ‘’what is’’ to ‘’what if’’.Play Now
Calayde Davey is a Co-Founder & Director of Urban Strategy at Regen 50 and Co-Chair of the Lean Built Environment Afrika. She is also post-doctoral researcher in African Digital Twin Cities with the University of Pretoria. We explore Digital Twins: a Fitbit for Cities, lean design and construction, her vision for future cities, better industry collaboration and maintaining a work-life balance.Play Now
Giles Pendleton is the Chief Development Officer at Attacq Limited and currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair elect of the Green Building Council of South Africa. We chat about Waterfall City South Africa's 1st Smart City, how Covid-19 is impacting projects and clients, his worst case scenario of the pandemic, smart technologies and positive vibes.Play Now