Event | Nai Ni Who? Festival

Nai Ni Who? is an exploration of Nairobi in a 3-month festival of 12 weeks covering 12 neighbourhood zones. Celebrating the good, the bad & the possibilities. The Nairobi communities and ‘hoods’ each have… Continue reading

Event | An Olympian’s Solution: The Unwalkable Walking City & other Paradoxes

May 10 2013, 18:00 – 20:00, Entry: free Alliance Française de Nairobi Naipolitans have announced that this month’s conversation will be throwing a spotlight on the potential contribution of Nairobi residents to create… Continue reading

The World as 100 People

Interesting infographic about our world population via Olive Ventures.

4th Eastern Africa Oil, Gas & Energy Conference 18 – 20 June 2013

Kenya will host the 4th Eastern Africa Oil and Gas Conference  major regional energy conference from June 18th to 20th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi. There is a 10% discount if you… Continue reading

Open Access to University of Nairobi Research

The University of Nairobi has adopted Open Access & made its research available to the public. The repository collects, preserves, and distributes scholarly outputs of the University of Nairobi.


Ten Cities, is a global and culturally revelatory project that is documenting the social practice of going clubbing. It is the brainchild of Goethe-Institut Kenya in partnership with Adaptr and C/O Berlin. The… Continue reading

We Are Building What Others Are Tearing Down

Our friends over at This Big City brought to our attention a fascinating Quora discussion regarding elevated freeway/highway construction. Nairobi is currently undergoing the process of implementing this very same type of construction… Continue reading

A Case Against Impending Elevated Uhuru Highway | An Open Letter by Eric Kigada

The following blog entry was first published as an open letter to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Roads in Kenya by Architect Eric Kigada in October 2012. Courtesy of Nairobi Planning… Continue reading

Algerian and Malaysian Researchers make bricks from waste, desert sand

Our friends Olive Ventures shared this great story about researchers that discovered how using waste materials and sand as components of the bricks rather than clay or shale, conserves resources and maintains the… Continue reading

Nairobi-Syokimau Route Train Fares Reduced by 40%

Train fares have been reduced by 40 per cent on the Nairobi-Syokimau route. This new commuter train is the first of its kind since Kenya’s independence in 1963. The new Syokimau station is… Continue reading

Do Kenyans Pay World’s Highest Rent?

The Standard reports that Kenyans pay the highest rent rates globally, but what they should perhaps clarify is that this is in terms of spending a higher proportion of income on rent than… Continue reading

Nairobi Bike Lanes to Cut Congestion

Around 100 km (60 miles) of new highway have been built in the Nairobi area alone, equipped along much of their length with dedicated lanes for those who wish to ride their bikes… Continue reading

Machakos Investment Conference 16th-18th May 2013

The County of Machakos will provide FREE LAND for investors who are ready to start their projects. The Governor of Machakos, Dr. Alfred Mutua, has invited both local and international investors to the… Continue reading