UN-Habitat in collaboration with Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development: Urban Development Department, Kenya, is looking for creative planning and design ideas for sustainable urban development in Kenya. This competition aims to create a momentum for greater urban design uptake by demonstrating the value of urban design in implementing ISUDPs in Kenya.
This design competition is open to students of Urban Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Economics and any other relevant discipline globally. The submission deadline is 10th April 2016, but participants need to register in the competition until 1st February 2016. The assignment is for the teams to analyze the respective site, including the contextual conditions and how it fits in the proposed ISUDP, and thus to understand the inherent challenges and opportunities. Based on the outcome, each team shall forward a proposal on how the site can be developed through an urban planning and design framework, e.g. in the form of urban design guidelines or a specific project proposal. The emphasis should be on the conceptual idea, rather than the detailed solution.