The neighborhood Kaloleni is a poorly maintained ‘garden village’ in Nairobi, built at the end of the 1940’s to house WWII soldiers. Over time, the area suffered from disinvestment and land grabbing practices result in a scattering of steep plate structures. How can we develop an integral and supported improvement plan for this area full of potential, that residents can participate in and profit from? As part of the redevelopment of Kaloleni, Placemakers and DASUDA organized a participatory workshop with residents, local organizations and active youth. During the first round, the group determined Kaloleni’s qualities and problem areas. We then came to prioritizing and developing proposals for a better neighborhood. The presentation of results in the local community center in presence of the Dutch ambassador was a succesful and well received event.
When: August 2014
Commissioner: DASUDA Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Urban Development in Africa
Where: Kaloleni social hall, Nairobi, Kenya