A new paradigm in understanding slums & urbanization of growing cities in Kenya

by James Tayler

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“Addressing the issue of informal settlements and urban poverty in a traditional single lens cannot solve the problem. This research is unique at three levels:

First: It looked at the issue from multiple angles; as a land and legal problem, as a social problem, as an urban planning problem, as an economic problem, as well as a human rights problem.

Secondly: It puts the slum dwellers at the centre of information gathering and reporting. This generates richer information and helps the researchers frame the true questions better.

Thirdly: The close working relationships with the county governments of Nairobi and Kiambu have potential to shape Nairobi and Kiambu’s urban planning policies, at settlement and hopefully county-wide scale.”

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