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Creating denser mixed-use urban environments

The project involves creating denser mixed-used urban environments through urban planning and the implementation of catalytic projects to facilitate this. It took a bit of time to fully The project engages with community partner – the Kisumu Informal Traders Economic Support (KITES) and a consultative stakeholder meeting has been organized to obtain a preliminary understanding of the issues that affect the sector and possible ways ahead. From the preliminary study, there is need to develop models of multi-functional land use scenarios, especially to accommodate street vendors within the City Business District. This may involve planning Oginga Odinga Street to accommodate more vending activities in the evening. 

Purpose:
• Detailed inventory of land uses within the city focusing on the CBD and the five development nodes • New land use scenarios that incorporate mixed land use developments 
• Developing mixed use models incorporating informal trade, Huduma Centres at the main nodes 

Work structure: 
• Inventory of street vendors around the Kisumu Triangle completed 
• Drafting of paper for publication completed 
• Proposals on new land use scenarios that incorporate mixed land use developments currently ongoing 
• Preparation of a mixed land-use map with values in the Nodes currently ongoing 

Follow-up: 
• Inventory of street vendors around the Kisumu Triangle completed 
• Drafting of paper for publication completed

 

 

Project members

  • Emmanuel Midheme

    Dr Emmanuel Midheme is a Lecturer and Researcher at the School of Planning and Architecture at Maseno University.

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Belinda Nyakinya

Belinda Nyakinya works at the County Government of Kisumu as an Environment Officer in the Directorate of Environment, Research, Policy and Strategy.

Hellen Kamwele

Hellen Kamwele is a Lecturer and Researcher at Maseno University.

Marylyn Apella

Marylyn Apella is a Lecturer and Researcher at Maseno University.

Loice Loo

Loice Loo is a Researcher at Maseno University.

Evance Odhiambo

Evance Odhiambo is a Project Coordinator at Zingira Community Crafts.

Stephen Sule

Stephen Sule heads the city department of Physical Planning at the county of Kisumu.

George Godwin Wagah

Dr George Godwin Wagah is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Maseno University.

Nelly Juma

Nelly Juma is a Lecturer at Maseno University.

Solomon Mwongo

Solomon Mwongo is a City Planner at the County Government of Kisumu.