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.