Implementing Creative Methods to Improve Inclusive Sustainable Transport (I-CMiiST) Typically, half of East African cities urban residents walk to work (60% Kampala daily commute trips are on foot) yet infrastructure provision for non-motorised transport remains mainly aspirational. Inclusion of vulnerable communities in the development of streetscape infrastructure to support their journeys is rare; but considering their livelihood and social [...]
#CityShapers - a month-long social media campaign brings attention to the role of citizens in shaping our cities, where Nairobians take responsibility for managing their public spaces and shaping them. Bringing Nairobians together to transform their city Public Space Network (PSN) has launched #CityShapers - a month-long social media campaign bringing attention to the role [...]
The ‘Re-Imagine Luthuli’ Collaborative Design Competition is an open call to imagine a more walkable and shared street on Luthuli Avenue in the heart of downtown Nairobi. Showcasing the benefits of co-designing streets as public spaces RE-IMAGINE LUTHULI DESIGN COMPETITION: Organised by the i-CMiiST project team led by Placemakers, Stockholm Environment Institute, and the University of York, [...]
Nairobi to finally get the Creative Hub it deserves The GoDown Arts Centre is home to Kenyan creativity.In the late 1990's, Nairobi needed a space that stood for the interests of Kenyan and East African artists. Established in 2003, in a place that was formerly a car repair warehouse, the centre has contributed significantly to [...]
1) Boost your career If you're wondering what to see at Nairobi Design Week 2018, Careers in Design will be the first event of its type in Kenya. It's a day dedicated to connecting talent and opportunities. There will be design job opportunities from Bluesky Innovations, portfolio workshops by ArkAfrica and Orkidstudio as well as guest [...]
A chance to get interviewed at Careers in Design on Monday March 19th Bluesky Innovations will be exhibiting at Careers in Design on Monday March 19th 2018. To sign up and see more information about the event, visit our festival page. Exciting news from Bluesky Innovations! We are embarking on some exciting and ambitious commercial [...]
Building our communities around places Placemaking is a community centred approach that capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, and it results in the creation of quality public spaces that contributes to the overall health, happiness, and wellbeing of a people. The annual Placemaking Week held on the 16th-19th was a smashing success [...]

Tujenge Kibera Hosted by Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) By NDW Team on 16th November 2015 Negative narratives have defined informal settlements. We are all too familiar with stories of crime, economic hardship and degraded conditions, but is that all there is to say about Kibera? Since 2006 KDI has partnered with residents of Kibera to build […]

What is  Kounkuey Design Initiative? Building Productive Public Spaces with Communities By NDW Team on 4th November 2015   Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) is an innovative international partnership specializing in the practices of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering and urban planning to empower residents from impoverished communities to address and improve the major physical, economic and […]