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Placemakers co-host of Nairobi Placemaking Week 2017

Placemakers was delighted to co-host the second edition of Placemaking Week Nairobi, which took place from Nov. 16 -18, 2017.

Placemaking Week Nairobi is dedicated to celebrating Nairobi’s public spaces and community-led activities which are revolutionizing the use and experience of public spaces and the city at large. Themed around partnerships for public spaces, a special focus was the importance of public spaces, streets as places, walkability and bikeability, and their intricate link to quality of life in the city. In general, it aims to:

  • Activate public spaces through a variety of low cost high impact interventions, thereby promoting their use for upgrading public spaces and improving their user experience.
  • Celebrate Nairobi’s public spaces, raise their profile & create awareness about their importance.
  • Promote cross-sector dialogues about quality of life in the city, and foster partnerships and collaborations for public spaces.
  • Advocate for a healthier, safer, more inclusive & vibrant city through safe, walkable and pedestrian-oriented streets particularly in downtown Nairobi.

Placemakers introduced and hosted ‘Sports Streets’ at Placemaking Week Nairobi. Sports Streets is an innovative spatial and social programming concept that transforms streets into places for communal play and exercise and gets more people moving, staying, and lingering in public space. When carefully considered and integrated into street designs and social programming, the concept can support community building, foster social cohesion, strengthen urban safety and security and ultimately, promote urban vitality. During the three day period of Placemaking Week, Banda street was transformed into a multi-functional Sports Street, hosting various sports including yoga, rollballskating and streetsoccer. The various sporting activities included diverse groups of youth including boys and girls, and men and women. Read more about Placemaking Week Nairobi and the Sports Streets concept on our blog at: http://placemakers.nl/en/2017/12/12/placemaking-week-nairobi-2017-2/

When: Nov. 16 -18, 2017
Partners: Placemaking Network Nairobi, UN-Habitat, Safer Nairobi Initiative
Programming partners: a.o. Kenya Homeless Street Soccer Association, Kenya roll ball skating team, and Random Yoga enthusiasts led by Narissa Allibhai.
Photography by Mark Ojal
Where: Banda Street, Nairobi, Kenya

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Placemakers co-host of Nairobi Placemaking Week 2017

Placemakers was delighted to co-host the second edition of Placemaking Week Nairobi, which took place from Nov. 16 -18, 2017.

Placemaking Week Nairobi is dedicated to celebrating Nairobi’s public spaces and community-led activities which are revolutionizing the use and experience of public spaces and the city at large. Themed around partnerships for public spaces, a special focus was the importance of public spaces, streets as places, walkability and bikeability, and their intricate link to quality of life in the city. In general, it aims to:

  • Activate public spaces through a variety of low cost high impact interventions, thereby promoting their use for upgrading public spaces and improving their user experience.
  • Celebrate Nairobi’s public spaces, raise their profile & create awareness about their importance.
  • Promote cross-sector dialogues about quality of life in the city, and foster partnerships and collaborations for public spaces.
  • Advocate for a healthier, safer, more inclusive & vibrant city through safe, walkable and pedestrian-oriented streets particularly in downtown Nairobi.

Placemakers introduced and hosted ‘Sports Streets’ at Placemaking Week Nairobi. Sports Streets is an innovative spatial and social programming concept that transforms streets into places for communal play and exercise and gets more people moving, staying, and lingering in public space. When carefully considered and integrated into street designs and social programming, the concept can support community building, foster social cohesion, strengthen urban safety and security and ultimately, promote urban vitality. During the three day period of Placemaking Week, Banda street was transformed into a multi-functional Sports Street, hosting various sports including yoga, rollballskating and streetsoccer. The various sporting activities included diverse groups of youth including boys and girls, and men and women. Read more about Placemaking Week Nairobi and the Sports Streets concept on our blog at: http://placemakers.nl/en/2017/12/12/placemaking-week-nairobi-2017-2/

When: Nov. 16 -18, 2017
Partners: Placemaking Network Nairobi, UN-Habitat, Safer Nairobi Initiative
Programming partners: a.o. Kenya Homeless Street Soccer Association, Kenya roll ball skating team, and Random Yoga enthusiasts led by Narissa Allibhai.
Photography by Mark Ojal
Where: Banda Street, Nairobi, Kenya