On 11th July 2014, the LIXILCorporationin collaboration with Akiba Mashinani Trust launched the first innovative sanitary facilities ‘Rose toilets’ in Nairobi Kenya at the Maendeleo Learning Centre in Mukuru kwa Reuben slums. The project is part of a larger commitment by the Lixil Corporation to improve sanitary conditions for 2,018,000 school children in underprivileged communities by 2018.
It is my pleasure to be part of this event to witness the validation of the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Plan (NUIPLAN) and disclosure of the Strategic Environmental Assessment report which evaluates the environmental issues of the city and ensures that the master plan is in-line with the environmental requirements.
Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Plan Disclosure: The Nairobi City County Governor's speech during the Disclosure of the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Plan (NUIPLAN) on the 27th May 2014. The governor highlights key strategies in urban planning, transportation, infrastructure and IT that will be addressed to make the city globally attractive and competitive
Alexander von Humboldt Lecture Series 2012-2013 on "Making Cities Work"
see also: www.ru.nl/humboldt
Urban Planning: How to Create a Transit Friendly City Environment - Cities in the Balance Video - Information on building a livable, green, public transportation friendly City of the Future while protecting the environment & reducing dependency on foreign oil - Cities such as Austin Texas, Portland Oregon, San Francisco California, New Orleans Louisiana, New York City, and Seattle Washington serve as excellent examples.
Metro Vancouver has been noted for its ability to accommodate
Gregor Wiltschko studied Urban and Regional Planning at University of Technology Vienna and KTH Stockholm. After completing an ISoCaRP (International Society of City and Regional Planners) Urban Task Force in Guadalajara, Mexico he finished his diploma thesis at the IOC Olympic Studies Centre in Lausanne.
One of a series of animated videos describing Urban Planning principles, in this case, walkability.
In this lecture, Diane Davis argues that urban violence in today's Latin American cities is among the unintended consequences of the efforts by city planners to implement modernist planning ideas. Davis is Professor of Urbanism and Development at Harvard GSD. Her lecture is the keynote of the GSD Urban Planning Open House.