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

Webinar recording

This webinar aimed at sharing the details of “Hope for Slums”, a methodology which combines land economic and sustainable urban design to pursue financial viability of slums upgrading, through public-private collaboration and partnership.

Professor Nico Calavita began the webinar by introducing principles of Land Value Capture (LVC) and Inclusionary Housing (IH) in non-technical jargon, e.g., how urban economic dynamics can be steered by public decision makers to capture private capitals in the process of producing public benefits and public realm. 

Dr Claudia Trillo explained the rationale and potential of using LVC and IH to finance slums upgrading in developing countries, by giving a concrete example based on our testing case study Kibera. She presented our masterplan proposal. Dr Bernard Nzau completed the presentations by discussing the figures and numbers of the financial viability analysis, and explaining all the basic principles used to produce a socially sustainable vision for Kibera.  

“Hope4Slums” 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
Reader of Architecture, University of Salford, UK

Dr. Claudia Trillo has a background in architecture and gained extensive experience through +20 years of academic career combined with professional practice in the fields of sustainable design and planning. 

She strongly believes in the transformative power of research and aims at contributing to pursuing Agenda 2030 goals. 

Dr Bernard Nzau
Land Economist, Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Bernard Nzau is a land economist based in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a PhD in Built Environment from the University of Salford, UK. He has an MSc in Geoinformation Science for Urban Land Administration from ITC – University of Twente, the Netherlands, and a B.A. in Land Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Professor Nico Calavita
Planning Professor Emeritus

Professor Nico Calavita is a recognized expert on the tools and provision of affordable housing. He has been honored with the Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award, sponsored by the Urban Affairs Association and SAGE Publishing.

Dr Chiko Ncube Makore
Research Associate, University of Salford, UK

Dr Chiko Ncube Makore is an inclusive urban researcher and planner with expertise in inclusive and sustainable urban development, place-making, architectural heritage, digital technologies and refugee camp design.