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With outposts in three informal settlements, Access Afya is a new model for delivering health services close to where people live and work.
Justus Wanzala November 16, 2017
The country’s 2010 constitution created a new system of local government based on counties. Elected officials from those jurisdictions are up for reelection for the first time.
Gregory Scruggs and Vincent Ng’ethe August 4, 2017
‘Localizing’ the Sustainable Development Goals isn’t about cities alone. States, provinces and other regions are just as important, notes new report.
Gregory Scruggs July 20, 2017
A common theme of a report on African economies is the importance of directing factories, businesses and investment to smaller, “secondary cities”.
David Hatch May 23, 2017

A mobile app will help Nairobi residents avoid dangerous areas and city leaders boost crime prevention, the Daily Nation reports. 

September 8, 2016

The aid organization wants to deepen roots in the Global South, but critics think NGOs should hire more locals and pay them better, Oxfam and Quartz say.

August 15, 2016
A more forceful stance on the issue through the Habitat III process could do much to bolster promising new models around integrating migrants and refugees into cities.
Gregory Scruggs May 27, 2016
The Urban Thinkers Campus that took place in the city on 15-16 October took unique effort to ensure deep participation.
Vincent Ng’ethe November 9, 2015
In an interview with Citiscope, Kenya's most prominent local leader offers a critique and a defense of the country's experiment with handing power to local governments.
Christopher Swope October 29, 2015

The machines dispense potable water at a fraction of the cost available elsewhere, Design Indaba reports. 

September 17, 2015

Ten university students spent four months riding private buses to create the map, which is now available via Google Maps, Wired reports.

September 2, 2015
An upgrading program in a notorious Nairobi slum has taken more than a decade, but is helping to change Africa's conversation about how to handle informal urban neighborhoods.
Gregory Scruggs August 7, 2015
Kenya’s capital is home to a startup scene that makes a mission of improving lives of the urban poor.
Gregory Scruggs April 12, 2015

Kenya’s capital wins recognition for a mixture of startups, technologies, companies and universities that foster economic opportunity, CNN reports.  

February 22, 2015

The city’s growth is encroaching on a nearby refuge for endangered species, Urban Africa reports. 

December 11, 2014

An expert on African cities tells Urban Africa that Nairobi’s blueprint for growth through 2030 barely mentions slums and informal settlements.

November 3, 2014

A digital map of a forgotten Nairobi slum has placed the neighborhood on the map for municipal services, the Sustainable Cities Collective reports. 

August 15, 2014

David co-founded a business that turns toilets into an entrepreneurial opportunity in Nairobi. 

May 29, 2014

Stumbles by two planned new cities outside Nairobi suggest challenges ahead for Africa’s “satellite cities,” Business Daily reports. 

March 12, 2014
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