The Built Environment Conferences

WATER GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES IN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS. A Case Study of Huruma, Kenya. A Paper by: Stephen Otieno CIGI Research Scholar and ConsultantADD

Date & Time: From 2013-08-29
To 2013-08-29
Description of Conference

The so called ‘water crisis’ is essentially not as a result of absolute water scarcity but a crisis of governance (UNDP 2004)
What is water governance?
The political, social, economic and administrative systems that are in place and which directly or indirectly affect the use, development and management of water resources and the delivery of water service delivery at different levels of society.
There is no blueprint for good water governance

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GENERATING ELECTRICITY FROM WASTE AS A STRATEGY FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE COUNTY OF NAIROBI, KENYA Jennifer Oduor W50/69527/2011

Date & Time: From 2013-08-28
To 2013-08-28
Description of Conference

The city of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, with a population of more than 3 million people according to 2009 population census, is a centre of industry, education and culture occupying an area of 696.1 km2 (0.1 per cent of Kenya’s total surface area) and hosting about 25 per cent of Kenya’s urban population (UNCHS 2001).
A half of the present solid waste generation is left uncollected or illegally damped inside the city and the remaining is carried to a final disposal site at Dandora. The Dandora dump site, however, is an open dumping landfill and this therefore has a detrimental effect on the surrounding environment. Since this situation is creating problems in hygienic, environmental as well as aesthetic conditions for the people of Nairobi City, solid waste management is an urgent issue requiring prompt resolution and prudent management.
As the population increases and being a centre of industry, demand for electricity increases. Electricity shortage obstructs the socio-economic development of the whole nation. Hence the need to study alternatives for disposal of MSW.

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House Mart Co Ltd Presentation

Date & Time: From 2013-08-28
To 2013-08-28
Description of Conference

House Mart Co Ltd a branch of Sunda International Company Ltd, was established in Dec 2009. Located at SameerBusinesPark off Mombasa Road.

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KALUWORKS PRESENTATIONS BY Samson Kamau

Date & Time: From 2013-08-28
To 2013-08-28
Description of Conference

kALUWORKS PRESENTATION.

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Konza city presentation & Master Plan

Date & Time: From 2013-08-28
To 2013-08-28
Description of Conference

Konza city Location and Size

 

The project is located at a level “green field” site some 60km south west from Nairobi, 4km north of Konza town along the A109 Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

 

The site area extends to 2,011.9 hectares (ha), equivalent to 5,000 acres approx.

 

The site is roughly triangular in shape, with its longest side along the Mombasa Road (A109) extending to in excess of 6.6 km. At the .“base.” of this triangle, the site measures some 5.2 km. The site boundaries are location are as shown.

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Lorenzetti Presentation At UON - 28 8 2013

Date & Time: From 2013-08-28
To 2013-08-28
Description of Conference

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•ToprovideHighQuality,InnovativeEnergy&ConservationProducts&Services.
•Withover120employees&regionalofficesinTanzania,Uganda,RwandaEthiopia,MozambiqueandBrazil.
•Over20BrazilianPrincipalSuppliers.
•Identifiedasoneofthestrongestbrandintheregion&havingachievedthestatusofSuperBrandEastAfrica2013/2014.
•ThetruestrategicbusinesspartnerlinkingBraziltoAfrica.

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SMALL AND INTERMEDIATE URBAN CENTRES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF KITENGELA TOWNSHIP KAJIADO COUNTY

Date & Time: From 2013-08-28
To 2013-08-28
Description of Conference

Urbanisation is a process through which a society evolves from being rural to an essentially urban setting. Small and intermediate urban centers are particularly important for regions undergoing rapid economic and social transformation. This study was an exploratory research using a case study to investigate and understand the significance of small and intermediate towns in Local economic development of the counties, which form their hinterlands. Both primary and secondary data were used for the study. Primary data was gathered directly from respondents and for this study; the researcher used interview guides and questionnaires. Primary data was obtained from seven key sources: public institutions; County council officials; Business/industries/enterprises; Residents; Professionals and practitioners. Primary data was generated through interviews and discussions using questionnaires and discussion guides. 

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SUSTAINABILITY TOOLS AT THE SUB-NATIONAL LEVEL: UNDERSTANDING WHAT RESOURCES EXIST TO HELP US PLAN OUR CITIES Anna Oursler

Date & Time: From 2013-08-28
To 2013-08-28
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URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF EASTLEIGH DISTRICT COMMERCIAL CENTRE IN NAIROBI.

Date & Time: From 2013-08-28
To 2013-08-28
Description of Conference

Planning and design of urban areas is important to ensure conformity and balance of the built environment (Bailey 1975). Nairobi has been planned using the comprehensive urban planning approach. Comprehensive urban planning is used as a ‘design” where by the planners are seen as architects who develop comprehensive master plans (Taylor, 1998). The master plans that have guided the development of the city of Nairobi include:

 

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Department of Architecture

4th Annual Eastern Africa Regional Exhibition and Workshop 2013

Date & Time: From 2013-08-26
To 2013-09-03
Description of Conference

Click to Visit the 4th Annual Eastern Africa Regional Exhibition and Workshop 2013 website.

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Link http://annualexhibitionandworkshop.uonbi.ac.ke/
Department of Real Estate and Construction Management

The Role of Professional Bodies in Formulation of Government Policy through Advocacy and Research

Date & Time: From 2013-05-01
To 2013-05-13
Description of Conference

The Role of Professional Bodies in Formulation of Government Policy through Advocacy and Research. A Case Study of Institution of Surveyors of Kenya Research on Devolved Systems of Governance. Paper accepted for FIG Conference Proceedings in Abuja, Nigeria, May 2013

 

 

 

 

 

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Department of Urban And Regional Planning

Training and Human Capacity Building in the Land Sector in the Context of Implementation of New Land Policies and Reforms in Land Administration Systems: Some Reflections from Kenya Jasper N Mwenda and Peter Ngau (Kenya)

Date & Time: From 2014-06-16
To 2014-06-21
Description of Conference

Training and Human Capacity Building in the Land Sector in the Context
of Implementation of New Land Policies and Reforms in Land
Administration Systems: Some Reflections from Kenya
Jasper N Mwenda and Peter Ngau (Kenya)


Key words: Capacity building; CPD; Land management;


SUMMARY
Many developing countries are reexamining their land administration systems with the
objective of realigning them to address current challenges within their national contexts. At attainment of independence from colonial rule, many developing countries particularly those from Africa, maintained land administration systems that are deeply rooted in previous colonial systems but current trends indicate an increasing desire to introduce land reforms that address present-day citizen needs in a more effective manner. For effective implementation of land reforms and implementation of new land policies it is widely acknowledged that training and human capacity building are imperative. Various initiatives towards this objective have been launched by international organizations such as FIG, UN HABITAT, GLTN, FAO and a number of donor agencies such as SIDA, DFID, GIZ and JICA. Many training and human capacity initiatives in the land sector have tended to focus on training for specific projects or subsectors that donors deem to be priority areas. A recent study carried out in Kenya in 2011 has demonstrated the need for holistic and comprehensive sector-wide review of the training and human capacity assessment in the land sector as a precursor to design of training and human capacity building programs for effective implementation of new land policies and implementation of major land reforms. The study also revealed that the design of these programs is further complicated because it involves a multiplicity of trainees, training institutions, training programs, professional organizations and stakeholders and requires a clearly organized and structured approach for effective implementation. It is hoped that this paper will give a starting point for debate and useful feedback from interested professionals and organizations with regard to training and human capacity building in the land sector.


Countries that are facing the same challenges as Kenya may also find some of the highlighted issues to be of benefit.

 

Paper 7271 1
Jasper N Mwenda and Peter Ngau (Kenya)
Training and Human Capacity Building in the Land Sector in the Context of Implementation of New Land
Policies and Reforms in Land Administration Systems: Some Reflections from Kenya
FIG Congress 2014
Engaging the Challenges – Enhancing the Relevance
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 16-21 June 2014

 

 

 

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Community Based Urban Violence Prevention: Strategies & Experiences

Date & Time: From 2014-06-05
To 2014-06-07
Description of Conference

 

Conference Presentation by Dr. Romanus Opiyo in Berlin, Germany on 05/06/2014 Paper Titled:Community Based Urban Violence Prevention: Strategies & Experiences

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"Planning Under a Devolved System of Government in Kenya".

Date & Time: From 2013-11-27
To 2013-11-28
Description of Conference
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International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)

Date & Time: From 2013-10-01
To 2013-10-04
Description of Conference

International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)

Isocarp 49th International Congress, 1 – 4 October 2013, Brisbane Australia:

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International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) Isocarp 49th International Congress, 1 – 4 October 2013, Brisbane Australia:

Date & Time: From 2013-10-01
To 2013-10-04
Description of Conference

Isocarp 49th International Congress

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SHARING OF EXPERIENCE ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND SLUM UPGRADING IN KENYA AND NIGERIA

Date & Time: From 2013-05-29
To 2013-05-29
Description of Conference

  SHARING OF EXPERIENCE ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND SLUM UPGRADING IN KENYA AND NIGERIA: PROCEEDINGS OF A SEMINAR HELD ON 29 MAY 2013, UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

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Link SHARING OF EXPERIENCE ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND SLUM UPGRADING IN KENYA AND NIGERIA: PROCEEDINGS OF A SEMINAR HELD ON 29 MAY 2013, UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

Approaches to Informal Settlement Upgrading: The Challenge of Sustainable Upscaling of Informal Settlement Upgrading in East Africa"

Date & Time: From 2012-07-11
To 2012-07-11
Description of Conference

Executive Summary

On 11th July 2012, the University of Nairobi, School of the Built Environment, in collaboration with partners organized a regional Conference to explore approaches and share lessons on sustainable up-scaling of informal settlements upgrading in East Africa. With only an estimated 23.5 per cent of the population living in urban areas, East Africa remains the least urbanized sub-region in Africa. The urban population in East Africa is highly varied but overall experiencing one of the highest growth rates in the world. It varies from a low of less than 10% in Rwanda to about 40 % in Kenya. What is notable is the generally high percent of the urban population living in informal settlements, around 65 per cent. Furthermore the rate of growth of urban slums in the region is among the highest in the world at around 5 percent.

The following are the key resolutions emanating from the conference:

  • Acknowledging that East Africa’s future is unquestionably urban there is urgent need for Governments, Municipalities and stakeholders to urgently reverse the negative phenomenon and inhuman conditions presented by informal settlements in the region’s rapidly growing urban areas.
  • To counter the expansion of existing slums, prevent growth of new ones as well as improve the lives of those living in informal settlements requires adoption of innovative approaches in tackling the dynamic issues within the region’s emerging urban areas and concerted implementation of progressive policies for informal settlement upgrading.
  • -Sustainable informal settlement upgrading requires visionary leadership and goodgovernance in the management of emerging urban areas, building synergy in partnership for informal settlement upgrading and broad collaboration of all urban actors and needfor multi–disciplinary teams
  • Community led planning and development to address basic needs for infrastructure, housing, and livelihoods is critical in order to avoid hijacking of programs meant for the urban poor

The conference was without doubt a successful event, being the first of its kind in East Africa. The general feeling as the conference came to an end was that the East African region which has the highest proportion of people living informal settlements with the worst living conditions urgently need remedy of this dubious identity. It was further noted that countries in East Africa though they have popular visions for national development have extreme inequalities which make those visions unsustainable. A close look at successful countries shows their Governments and Municipalities have taken responsibility for slum reduction squarely on their shoulders and sustainable development must be people centred.


 

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Sustainable City Developing World

Date & Time: From 2010-09-19
To 2010-09-23
Description of Conference

The inaugural day, 20 September, will be held at the United Nations� complex in Gigiri. The opening plenary will include remarks from representatives of the Government of Kenya and the City of Nairobi at the highest level; the Executive Director of UN-Habitat; Mairura Omwenga, Chairman, Local Organising Committee; and Ismael Fernández Mejía, President, ISOCARP.

The plenary will include keynote presentations to be delivered by Prof Mona Serageldin, Vice President at the Institute of International Urban Development, and former professor at Harvard University; Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Head of Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD; and Stuart Clarkson, CEO Africa, Siemens.

These presentations will be followed in the afternoon by the presentation of the outcome of the ISOCARP Young Planners workshops in Kenya, the work undertaken by the ISOCARP Urban Planning Advisory Teams throughout the year, and the Congress Introduction by the General Rapporteur Shipra Narang Suri and her team.

The following days (21-23 September) the congress will be held at the Kenya International Conference Centre (KICC), one of Africa�s prime conference venues, located right in the heart of Nairobi.  
These days will be devoted to several special sessions as well as to four workshops where selected authors will give presentations.

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ISOCARP NETWORK EVENT, World Urban Forum (WUF) 5

Date & Time: From 2010-03-22
To 2010-03-26
Description of Conference

46th ISOCARP International Congress

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