River-front Urban Design Students' Exhibition

On 20th July 2022, the Department held the River-front Urban Design Students' Exhibition.

The objective of the exhibition was to share knowledge and raise awareness regarding the Riparian Corridor Studies that have been undertaken at UoN’s Department of Architecture during Academic Year 2021-2022.

In this initiative, Fifth year Bachelor of Architecture students  were required to undertake a detailed study about the nature of Urban Regeneration at the Master Planning and Urban Design Project levels. Additionally, they were required to carry out detailed studies on Riverfront Developments and the significance of rivers in the context of urban (re)development.

Master of Architecture students were required to undertake a detailed study about the nature and characteristics of Urban Regeneration at both levels of Urban Planning as well as Urban Design Strategic Projects. Additionally, they were to revisit the important role played by Nairobi River’s Rehabilitation in the Urban Regeneration process particularly for Gikomba’s Riverline Commercial Node in Eastlands.

Master of Urban Management students were required to develop a framework for an Integrated Riparian Corridor Regeneration Plan which is aimed towards supporting revitalisation of the neighbourhoods directly adjoining the river plain from the Globe Roundabout to Kamkunji area by enabling a focused and expedited process for the urban renewal and development of the River Corridor neighbourhood.

This was a collaboration between the Department together with:

  • UN-Habitat
  • Kounkuey Design Initiative
  • ITDP – Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (Kenya, African & China offices)
  • Nairobi Metropolitan Services
  • NTNU, Norway
  • Friends of Ondiri Wetland Kenya
  • Kamukunji Environmental Conservation Champions