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Market places

The market place has played a key role in forming cities in Africa. In cities such as Kisumu most market places are informal and periodic. But market places are important and vital parts of the city as they serve as means for: interaction, meetings, exchange of goods and services, sales, marketing and production.

Well-being

What role do market places play in ensuring sustainable growth of the city? How do market places impact human well-being and inequality among sub-groups of the poor? These are questions that the project aims to seek answers to. Well-being refers to aspects as land-use & property rights, access to social services & infrastructure, job security and living conditions.

Policies

The project will focus on urban planning, social, economic, environmental and cultural issues. The overall issue is to what extent, cities and regional entities can develop social, economic, environmental and planning policies that can strengthen the development potential of periodic market place linkages and foster more inclusive development. The project will therefore develop policy recommendations and the aim is to influence municipal, national and regional governance towards more inclusive and gender-aware development of the city.

Tools and indicators

More specifically policy recommendations will be developed regarding issues of livelihoods, land use and property rights, access to social services and infrastructure, social relations including gender, living conditions and job security from an inclusive development perspective. The project will also develop tools and indicators relevant for policy design and decision-making. Four tools will be developed:

1. The informal market linkages assessment tool
2. The human wellbeing and inequality assessment tool
3. The institutions assessment tool
4. A gender assessment tool.

News item: Making market places in Kisumu more effective

Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, with a growing urban population. Market places have a key role in forming African cities and their economies as they are more than just a place to sell and buy goods and services. They are a place for interaction and meetings, information, social networks, marketing and production. Read more.

Film: Markets in Kisumu City

 

 

Publications

  • A transdiciplinary research approach: challenges and benefits of co-production
    Hansson, H., Mwango, F., Otieno, J. & Nyström, M. In Design with the other 90%: Cumulus JohannesburgConference Proceedings, A. Breytenbach and K. Pope (eds.). Johannesburg: Cumulus Johannesburg (Greenside Design Center and the University of Johannesburg), 2014, pp. 383-391
    Location:Kisumu Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • Reality Studio 2013
    Östlund, C. (ed.) Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2015
    Location:Kisumu Type:Book
  • Tracing Kisumu’s path in the co-production of knowledge for urban development
    Onyango, G.M. & Obera, B. In Co-producing Knowledge for Sustainable Cities: Joining Forces for Change, M. Polk (ed). Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2015, pp. 70-97
    Location:Global, Kisumu Type:Book chapter
  • Tracing Kisumu’s path in the co-production of knowledge for urban development
    Onyango, G.M. & Obera, B. In Co-producing Knowledge for Sustainable Cities: Joining Forces for Change, M. Polk (ed). Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2015, pp. 70-97
    Location:Global, Kisumu Type:Book chapter
  • Up for co-op
    Eriksson, A., Mörk, K., Park, S. & Stehn, A. Reality Studio Student Report. Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Typological Space analysis of Petty trading Marketplaces: The case of Urafiki Ndizi and Temeko Stereo in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
    Mbisso, D. Diss. Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania: Ardhi University, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Academic thesis
  • The Role of ICT in the Improvement of Periodic Markets in Kisumu County
    Migale, A.S. Master Thesis. Kisumu, Kenya: Maseno University, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Academic thesis
  • The Impact of Garbage Skips on Solid Waste Management In Kisumu City, Kenya
    Ngundo, K.M. Master Thesis. Kisumu, Kenya: Maseno University, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Academic thesis
  • Reality Studio 2014
    Östlund, C. (ed.) Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2014
    Location:Gothenburg, Kisumu Type:Book
  • Reality Studio 2014
    Östlund, C. (ed.) Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2014
    Location:Gothenburg, Kisumu Type:Book
  • Re:fuel
    Franzén, J. Reality Studio Student Report. Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Kisumu - adding up
    Larsson, P. Reality Studio Student Report. Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Invaders under pressure
    Franzén, S., Kiianen, A. & Kvarnström, D. Reality Studio Student Report. Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Beyond waste of waste
    Sewe, A., Wetterlund, A., Ek, S. & af Kleen, Y. Reality Studio Student Report. Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • A transdiciplinary research approach: challenges and benefits of co-production
    Hansson, H., Mwango, F., Otieno, J. & Nyström, M. Cumulus Johannesburg Conference: Design with the Other 90%: Changing the World by Design, Greenside Design Center (GDC) and the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA). Johannesburg, South Africa, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • Market Places Prototypes
    Onyango G. M. and Wagah G. G. Report. Kisumu, Kenya: Maseno University Press and Mistra Urban Futures, 2012
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Legal and policy framework affecting the development of a market in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya
    Kamwele, H.W., Wagah, G.G., Onyango, G.M. & Nyström, M. Business and Management Review, vol. 3, no. 11, 2014, pp. 53-64
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • In the making: the 'power to the people' workshop track at crafting the future
    von Busch, O. The Design Journal: Crafting the Future, vol. 17, no. 3, 2014, pp. 379-402
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Assessing the Vulnerability Of Sole Proprietor Businesses In Awendo Town, Kenya
    Mwonjoria, K.P. Master Thesis. Kisumu, Kenya: Maseno University, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Academic thesis
  • Accessibilty of Market Stalls to Traders in Homa-Bay Town, Homa-Bay County, Kenya
    Okumu, T.N. Master Thesis. Kisumu, Kenya: Maseno University, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Academic thesis
  • Urbanization and land use change: spatial implications on water resources within the Mara River Basin in Kenya
    Abuya Ogola, J. 3rd Lake Victoria Basin Stakeholders Forum for Entebbe, Lake Victoria Basin Commission. Entebbe, Uganda, 2012
    Location:Kisumu Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • Crafting play:ces - urban play by co-creation
    Hansson, H. & Amacker, A. 10th European Academy of Design Conference: Crafting the Future. In the Making: The ‘Power to the People’ Workshop Track, European Academy of Design (EAD). Gothenburg, Sweden, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • The crafted marketplace
    Hansson, H. 10th European Academy of Design Conference, European Academy of Design (EAD). Gothenburg, Sweden, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Conference poster
  • Markets in Kisumu
    Onyango, G.M., Wagah, G.G., Omondi, L.A. & Yego, W. Documentary Media Production, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Conference poster
  • Utilization of Network Technologies in Market Information Exchange in Kisumu City, Kenya
    Rabare, S., Wagah, G.G., Onyango, G.M. 'Utilization of network technologies in market information exchange in Kisumu City, Kenya'. International journal of Marketing Studies, vol. 6, no. 6, 2014, pp. 81-90
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Making an effort for free: volunteers' roles in destination-based storytelling
    Olsson, A-K., Therkelsen, A. & Mossberg, L. Current Issues in Tourism, vol. 16, no. 4, 2013, pp. 1-21
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Accessibility of students with physical disability to washrooms in Bungoma Main Bus Terminus
    Ochieng, M. A., Onyango, G.M. & Wagah, G.G. Journal of Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development, vol. 24, no. 1, 2013, pp. 143-149
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Market Places: Experiences from Kisumu City.
    Onyango, G.M., Wagah, G.G., Omondi, L.A. & Obera, B.O. Kisumu, Kenya: Maseno University Press, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Book
  • An alternative designer role: the designer as a co-driver
    Hansson, H. Swedish Design Research Journal, no. 1, 2014, pp. 11-14
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Towards more interwined innovation types: innovation through experience design focusing on customer interactions
    Eide, D. & Mossberg, L. In Handbook on the Experience Industry, J. Sundbo and F. Sörensen (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013, pp. 248-268
    Location:Kisumu Type:Book chapter

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Project members

  • George Mark Onyango
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Jennifer Otieno

Jennifer Otieno is a PhD student att Maseno University.

Franklin Mwango

Franklin Mwango is a PhD student at Maseno University

Helena Hansson

Helena Hansson is a PhD student at University of Gothenburg School of Design and Craft.