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, [...]
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 [...]

The word Matatu derives its roots from the Kikuyu of Kenya, from the colloquial phrase ‘mang’otore matatú’ translating to three cents. In the early 1960’s, this was a flat fare charged to travelers using public transport. Matatus are widely known as the most common form of public transportation here in Kenya, on one hand. Playing […]