Welcome to Hope for Slums: Kibera 2030

Hope for Slums is a digital platform offering solutions to improving the housing and neighborhood conditions in slums.
Hope for Slums: Kibera 2030

Welcome to Hope for Slums

The solutions presented in this platform demonstrate that the real estate market in cities of developing countries would be sufficient to support a considerable amount of affordable housing to meet the needs of slum residents, without displacing them and without altering the socio-economic fabric of the slum, including informal economic activities, small retails and temporary stalls.

Hope for Slums is designed to address sustainable urban development strategies and slum upgrading and prevention at local, national and regional as well as global levels and is suitable to be embedded in the well consolidated Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP).

Dr Claudia Trillo introduces Hope for Slums

Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It aims to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Hope for Slums proposes an innovative approach and masterplan that contributes to the achievements of Agenda 2030. The Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya is used as a test bed to illustrate this.

Nairobi is the largest city in the country that accommodates more than one-third of Kenya’s total number of urban dwellers. The city has the highest number of informal settlements, the worst housing crisis and serious housing affordability issues. It is the city with the highest population growth in Kenya and it is also where the government intends to provide more affordable housing units. Hope for Slums proposes a spatial master-plan of Kibera slum by combining land economic and sustainable spatial planning principles, methods and techniques.


Thank you to all who attended the HopeforSlums Webinar on Sustainable Slum Regeneration: Land Value Capture & Inclusionary Housing


Speakers included:

  • Dr Claudia Trillo, Reader of Architecture, University of Salford, UK
  • Dr Bernard Nzau, Land Economist, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Professor Nico Calavita, Planning Professor Emeritus, San Diego State University, USA
  • (Chair) Dr Chiko Ncube Makore, Project Manager of HopeforSlums, University of Salford, UK

Land Value Capture can definitely be a gamechanger in the delivery of affordable housing in slums, especially in developing countries like Kenya.

Raphael M. Kieti, University of Nairobi | UON · Department of Real Estate and Construction Management, Doctor of philosophy in Land Economics

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This project (HopeforSlums: Kibera 2030) digital platform has been developed thanks to the University of Salford, Research Impact Fund 2020/2021 including videos and 3D imagery, and thanks to the generous contribution of Professor Nico Calavita and Dr Bernard Nzau.

Principal Investigator: Dr Claudia Trillo; Project Manager: Dr Chiko Ncube Makore; Video Developer: Aiman Alwadi; Architectural 3D Imagery: Abby Cassady.