Nairobi, Kenya

Eco-Build Africa
Beverly court,Marcus Garvey Road, Hurlingham,PO Box, 22746 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi , KenyaTel .254 (0)20 300 4983, Cell. +254-(0)723-883-912E-mail: info@ecobuild-africa.com

Planning System Services
Contact: Alfred Omenya

Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)

Composed of members: Arthur Adeya, Patrick Curran, Ellen Schneider, Jen Toy, Chelina Odbert and Kotchakorn Voraakhom.KDI is affiliated with the Center for Environment and Technology in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

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kibera PS (KPS) – Pilot Projectwww.kiberapublicspace.blogspot.com

the k.p.s. project is made up of several groups collaborating to create a practical, alternative model for improving the environment in Kibera. The group is united by a common understanding that there is tremendous potential for positive change in Kibera – but – such improvement need not drastically alter the physical and social composition of Kibera (unlike, for example, a traditional hi-rise upgrading model). At the same time, the problems are so vast that small projects need to be able to leverage more systemic change. The project approach enabled starting from the “bottom-up,” but also thinking from the “top-down.” The associated project blog offers a platform for the different actors interested in digging deeper into this unconventional model for physical upgrading – from community groups, residents, and ngos, to designers, academics, humanitarians,and other professionals – to discuss, debate, and ultimately get active.

For a recent update on the projects progress over Summer 07
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVJ9v9Umwoo

Tecta Consultants
Erastus Abonyo, principal architect at Tecta Consultants, acts as consultant and local liaison for KDI.

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