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About Us

About Us

THE KENYA INSTITUTE OF PLANNERS (KIP) is a professional body of planners incorporated in 1999. The overall objective of the Institute is to enhance the art and science of sustainable local community, city (urban) and regional planning and development; and to advance the growth of the theory and practice of planning.

Role & Functions

The Role and Functions of the Institute focuses on the Kenyan Society in the Institute’s quest to be a competent player and stakeholder in change and transformation of the society and in supporting market economy in the country. In this regard, the Institute has embarked on innovating better ways of pursuing its goal of championing effective planning of the spatial environment that is efficient with respect to:

  • Responsible use of physical and ecological resources;
  • Economic development;
  • Promotion of Kenyan cultures; and
  • Sustainable society.


KIP is governed by an elected Council of volunteer members who work with Institute staff and volunteers carrying out the work of the profession – including:

  • Maintaining and administering standards and requirements for professional membership
  • Upholding professional and ethical standards for the profession
  • Providing services, events and other benefits to Institute members
  • Advancing, promoting and supporting the planning profession and good planning practice


Professional members of KIP are forward thinking individuals who work in both the public and private sectors, in many different fields of planning – including land-use and development, municipal and regional planning, resource and environmental management, policy planning and law, heritage conservation, transportation planning, economic development, urban design, and more…