UN-Habitat launches student design competition for Kenyan secondary cities

13 Jan 2016
UN-Habitat launches student design competition for Kenyan secondary cities

UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development (Urban Development Department) is looking for creative planning and design ideas for sustainable urban development in Kenya.

Students from around the world are invited to participate in a student design competition for Kenya's towns.

The competition aims to create momentum for greater urban design uptake by demonstrating the value of urban design in implementing Integrated Strategic Urban Development Plans (ISUDPs) in Kenya.

During the last quarter of 2015, the formulation of nine draft ISUDPs will be completed for Mombasa, Nakuru, Naivasha, Nyeri, Machakos, Thika, Embu, Kitui and Malindi towns. So far, UN-Habitat's support to the Kenya Municipal Program (KMP) has mainly focused on capacity development and technical advisory services in the planning departments of the county governments where the above planning processes are taking place. The support has been expanded to include Kenya's planning schools by advancing their training. It is upon this extended support to planning schools that UN-Habitat invites students to participate in an urban planning and design competition to complement the planning processes of the nine towns.

Click here to download the competition brief for further details, or visit the competition webpage here.

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