- Establish residents’ confidence in the upgrading program.
- Improve physical, economic, and social living conditions through participatory planning and management.
- Increase microeconomic activity, safety and security, and mobility for residents.
- Invoke a sense of pride among the residents.
- Facilitate planning and security of tenure provision.
- Develop security through increased business opportunities and street lighting.
Streets were prioritized on the basis that they ensured circulation in all eight villages.
Reclaimed public space, reverting street widths back to those established in the 1987 upgrading.
New connections to surrounding urban fabric.
Increased access and basic services (drainage, water, sewerage, and street lighting).
The level of participation highly affects residents’ attachment to the streets. Communication is crucial to raise awareness of the changes carried out by the project.
Engage with the residents in the upgrading process to ensure social sustainability in these areas.
The safety of a street has many dimensions. Design streets to accommodate all users and discourage criminal activities.
Create streets to accommodate all modes of transportation.
Maintain the street’s role as a vibrant public meeting space.
Design streets to be flexible and satisfy various community needs. Provide temporary structures as well as permanent ones.
Consider waste management, cleaning, and repairing of the streets in slum settlements.
Ministries of Local Government, Housing, Lands and Finance; City, County, and Province of Nairobi; Italian Government
Citizen Associations and Nonprofits
Korogocho Residents Committee, UN Habitat, Comboni missionaries
Designers and Engineers
The Nairobi City Council and the Ministry of Local Government
- An increase in new activities
- An increase in pedestrian volumes
- An increased number of vendors and business activities
- An increase in the perception of safety