Category Archive: Sustainability

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

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

Rift Valley from Above

German photographer Michael Poliza took to the skies by helicopter to capture the extraordinary landscapes of the Rift Valley in Kenya and Ethiopia from the air. Full story and more images: Africa’s Rift… 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 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

Cutting Carbon Footprint | Heated Sidewalks

Our friends at Atlantic Cities have written about the conflict experienced by smokers who would like to stay warm outside (alongside the restauranteurs who want their business) and environmentalists who see heated sidewalks… Continue reading


We found this great story at our friends over at This Big City. Dutch researchers from Delft Technical University have been working on this project since 2006. Henk Jonkers, a microbiologist, and Eric Schlangen, a… Continue reading

Nairobi Vision | Henning Larsen

The vision for the Nairobi Greater Metropolitan Region was to strengthen the identity of the Kenyan region thereby creating the basis for growth and development in the area. This project by Henning Larsen… Continue reading

Benefits of Urban Agriculture

Transforming underutilized land into productive urban farms is an issue which was presented by Jerome Chou, past Director of Programs at the Design Trust for Public Space at Kansas City Design Week. Chou presented his… Continue reading