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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

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Belinda Nyakinya
Hellen Kamwele
Marylyn Apella
Loice Loo
Evance Odhiambo
Stephen Sule

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

George Godwin Wagah

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

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Nelly Juma