Nairobi

As city with a rising middle class and a pressing need for adequate accommodations, Nairobi calls for sustainable housing. Read about the transformation of its slums into decent living spaces, infrastructure, and the diverse personalities the mega-city hosts.

Meeting the World’s Housing Needs

By 2050, 70 percent of people will live in cities. A prospect calling for building 100,000 housing units per day until 2030.

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The Future’s Architects

Kibera, once named one of Africa’s worst slums, has watched officials repeatedly fail to respond effectively to its growth. Until now.

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Much Upgrading, Little Effect?

More than half of Nairobi lives in slums where they face stalled projects and poor service. But improvements could be made.

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