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FEATURED | Nairobi: City Scoping Study

Nairobi was founded in 1899 and is today the economic and political capital of Kenya, and a thriving cultural hub. With a population of more than 4.3 million, Nairobi’s primacy in Kenya’s urban system is unrivalled and its rapid expansion is only set to continue – though settlement patterns are becoming increasingly complex. Nairobi is strongly marked by an inequitable colonial history and complex patterns of exclusionary development. Recent devolution reforms, policy commitments to affordable housing and public transport, and upgrading partnerships in informal settlements could provide key opportunities for interventions to address pervading inequalities. 

  • General

    Download key background documents and communications materials from the African Cities Research Consortium here.

    African Cities Research Consortium – Two-Page Summary


    African Cities | Apr 2021 | General

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  • City Scoping Studies

    Download our initial city scoping studies here.

    Accra: City Scoping Study


    Ransford A. Acheampong | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Addis Ababa: City Scoping Study


    Ezana Haddis Weldeghebrael | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Bukavu: City Scoping Study


    Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka, Emery Mushagalusa Mudinga and Tom De Herdt | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Dar es Salaam: City Scoping Study


    Milla Nyyssölä, Tim Kelsall and Tim Ndezi | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Freetown: City Scoping Study


    Alexandre Apsan Frediani | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Harare: City Scoping Study


    George Masimba | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Khartoum: City Scoping Study


    Enrico Ille and Griet Steel | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Lagos: City Scoping Study


    Ola Uduku, Taibat Lawanson and Oghenetega Ogodo | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Lilongwe: City Scoping Study


    Kate Strachan, Jessica Kavonic, Tim Kelsall and Tom Hart | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Maiduguri: City Scoping Study


    Marissa Bell and Katja Starc Card | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Mogadishu: City Scoping Study


    Lucy Earle | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Nairobi: City Scoping Study


    Alice Sverdlik | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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