South Africa and Kenya have some valuable lessons for other African countries on how to finance urban infrastructure development.
The rental housing market in Nairobi’s informal settlements offers its tenant households a perverse market outcome of higher prices for lower quality products
Green infrastructure can be a valuable tool in helping vulnerable communities to face the double threat of flooding and drought.
In many ways US-Kenya relations is in uncharted territory.
Riparian zones are meant to be a vital part of Nairobi's drainage system, but they've been built on.
Kenya needs to complete its national digital land registry to increase transparency and efficiency of the city’s land.
Research shows that cities benefit from car-free days in many ways.
The beauty of rainwater harvesting is that anybody can do it.
Shared toilets have been shown to be linked to poor health outcomes.
The health challenges that Nairobi can expect in the wake of heavy rains are largely preventable.
Nairobi's new governor should learn from the mistakes of the past
Refugee policy may well be a humanitarian issue. But it is also a development issue.
Research explores why parents in Nairobi actively choose to send their children to private schools, despite the financial constraints.
Only a quarter of Nairobi's solid waste reaches the main dumpsite east of the city. Piles of uncollected garbage are a common sight across the capital.
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
A new programme in Kenya's largest maximum prison is teaching inmates how to become mindful leaders by harnessing their thoughts and emotions, and living in the power of now.
Although hypertension can easily be detected in Africa, up to half of the population are unaware of their condition.
Involving the public in data collection - through crowd sourcing - to produce critical public services such as maps and transit apps helps build new conversations on how the system can be improved.
Microbial-based solutions are perhaps the best-kept secret in agricultural innovation.
Building better, inclusive cities involves enabling the wise use of public land and taxes to ensure that high-quality housing and amenities are provided for all at a lower cost.