We are looking for Operations Managers to oversee urban improvements in a number of Kenyan towns. Kitui, Kakamega, and Meru Counties have an extended deadline for call for proposals till December 18th!
December 16, 2018SymbiocityKenya
Being a long-term process, urban development requires long-term political agreements and planning – beyond elective terms. This was concluded at the Urban Leadership Forum in Nakuru.
November 28, 2018SymbiocityKenya
A prolonged debate on the importance of county spatial plans ensued at SymbioCity’s Urban Leadership Forum (ULF) in mid November. CoG together with the National Government developed guidelines for county spatial planning in 2017. Yet, to date, only Lamu County has a spatial plan.
November 27, 2018SymbiocityKenya
Are you skilled in project management and interested in sustainable urban development? SymbioCity Kenya is looking for Operations Managers for the programme's seven Pilot projects. Please apply no later than December 8th 2018!
November 26, 2018SymbiocityKenya
SCK is looking for a Kenyan drainage expert to help improve the drainage system of Ahero town, Kisumu County.
November 19, 2018SymbiocityKenya
"When the Project put up benches, I was thrilled - relaxation enhances our health." Hear what shop owner David Luvai and other Kiminini residents have to say about ongoing urban improvements in their town!
October 25, 2018SymbiocityKenya
SymbioCity Kenya is looking for an experienced international wetlands expert to provide a detailed design of an artificial wetland to reduce pollution into Nyando River in Kisumu County.
October 24, 2018SymbiocityKenya
More trees, more public benches, and better waste handling. In just a few weeks, Trans Nzoia County will have completed phase one of its projects under SymbioCity Kenya.
October 16, 2018SymbiocityKenya
SymbioCity Kenya is currently looking for experienced international and Kenyan landscape architects to design a detailed landscape layout of Kwa Vonza market and bus park in Kwa Vonza, Kitui County.
October 9, 2018SymbiocityKenya
SymbioCity Kenya is looking for experienced international and Kenyan landscape architects to design a layout of an integrated mixed-used market in Ontulili, Meru County!
September 24, 2018SymbiocityKenya
The rehabilitation of the four hectare idle space in Butere town will create a park with multiple purposes, from providing space for leisure, to facilitating recycling and reducing crime. However stalled implementation is causing frustration.
Refurbishment works have just begun and the market is springing back to life. New businesses are being opened and existing ones expanded. A few traders shared their aspirations with SCK Communications.
A technical working group is preparing the installation of double story and stand-alone metal containers, cold storage facilities, and a mini bio-digester.
Over 3000 residents of Jewathu, a low income settlement in Nakuru County who suffer from recurrent flooding and waterborne diseases are hopeful of a reprieve.
August 17, 2018SymbiocityKenya
The upgrade of Ontulili Market enjoys great support of the Meru County government and the community, and is the benchmark against which the County’s gateway and strategic junction towns will be developed.
August 14, 2018SymbiocityKenya
A new floodlight in Ontulili, Meru County serves as a reminder that inclusive urban development is not easy - some young traders feel excluded from the market upgrade.
August 9, 2018SymbiocityKenya
The improvement of Ontulili Market kicks off with the installation of two floodlights. The vision has community support and most are willing to pay for waste services and more.
August 8, 2018SymbiocityKenya
A few weeks after 25 champions in Ahero got trained on how to better manage solid waste, many are already composting, selling waste, and sensitising other residents.
July 30, 2018SymbiocityKenya
With the help of environmental champions, Ahero town will get better at handling waste!
June 28, 2018SymbiocityKenya
With the initial idea being absorbed by the County, the SCK Change Project will look after another underutilised area - the market.
June 27, 2018SymbiocityKenya
To relieve water issues in Jewathu Settlement, Nakuru County is setting up a community water point, boreholes, and a water pan. This is what some residents had to say.
June 25, 2018SymbiocityKenya
The Civil Society Urban Development Platform (CSUDP) and SymbioCity teamed up for a training for CSOs on participatory urban planning.
May 29, 2018SymbiocityKenya
"When we know where our trees are we can track their progress... During evaluation, we’ll randomly select from our database, and visit the locations without a hassle.”
May 26, 2018SymbiocityKenya
At the recent Devolution Conference, a discussion on access to clean energy revealed that a majority of Kenyans still use inefficient fuel for lighting and cooking.
May 25, 2018SymbiocityKenya
President Kenyatta highlighted the government's ambitious housing plans at the Devolution Conference, including caps on the costs of mortgage and construction.
May 2, 2018SymbiocityKenya
The CoG's and SymbioCity Kenya's publication takes stock of the urban agenda. Download the April 2018 issue here!
April 24, 2018SymbiocityKenya
Although no official public awareness has yet been done, the community is well aware that they will soon have a recreational park in Butere Town.
March 28, 2018SymbiocityKenya
SymbioCity in Kakamega County is planning a Recreation Park in Butere Town. The thought of the park has brought excitement amongst the community. This is what some residents had to say.
March 23, 2018SymbiocityKenya
Better waste management and less flooding. A new brochure summarises the vision and priorities for a future Ahero, Kisumu County.
March 19, 2018SymbiocityKenya
Hundreds of Kenyan professionals attended the international conference for sustainable urban development. Many emphasised the importance of public-private cooperation.
February 28, 2018SymbiocityKenya
A new brochure summarises the vision and priorities for a future Kwa Vonza, Kitui County.
February 28, 2018SymbiocityKenya
A new brochure illustrates the vision and priorities for a future Ontulili, Meru County.
February 26, 2018SymbiocityKenya
Six of SymbioCity Kenya's Pilot towns and Counties are implementing so called Quick Win projects. These flyers explain what the initiatives are about.
February 20, 2018SymbiocityKenya
Connect with @kenyagovernors on Friday, February 16th 8:00-9:30 AM to discuss urban development!
February 6, 2018SymbiocityKenya
How do you create socially inclusive space? Experiences from SymbioCity Kenya will be shared at the premier international conference on urban issues, World Urban Forum.
January 31, 2018SymbiocityKenya
The SymbioCity team spent an intensive week in Sweden setting up the processes needed to implement projects in the Pilot towns.
January 22, 2018SymbiocityKenya
Trans Nzoia County staff were trained in mapping and spatial analysis with support from SymbioCity Kenya in December.
January 10, 2018SymbiocityKenya
11 thoughts about citizens dialogue in local government from the Swedish Association for Local Authorities and Regions, a sister organisation to Council of Governors.
January 3, 2018SymbiocityKenya
Kiminini strives to be a Green Vibrant Town with Opportunities for All. The key conclusions of Kiminini’s Urban Sustainability Review are summarised in this brochure!
January 2, 2018SymbiocityKenya
Kisumu County's SCK Working Group produces its own newsletter to report on progress updates. This is the December 2017 edition.
December 22, 2017SymbiocityKenya
Taka Taka Solutions collects up to 30 tonnes of waste every day, much of which it re-uses. An SCK Pilot team explores if waste management solutions can be replicated in its home County.
December 12, 2017SymbiocityKenya
What can an integrated urban planning bring in practice? Nakuru and Kakamega County representatives share progress updates at a joint workshop.
October 19, 2017SymbiocityKenya