Transportation – how people and goods will move through space and with what impacts – is one the most important issues for planners. In both urban and rural communities, transportation affects the environment, the economy, human health and social conditions.
Because of the environmental costs associated with energy use and urban sprawl, Kenya Institute of Planners works with government agencies, local authorities & the private sector to improve collaboration between Kenya;s public transit and planning communities. Together we are advancing sustainable transportation as the primary solution to urban mobility. KIP is also works to pursue shared interests in topics such as climate change, healthy and vibrant communities, mobility and sustainability.
Studies have shown that the built environment of urban communities affects residents’ health. Environments that include active transportation and physical activity infrastructure are associated with more active lifestyles and healthier communities. For that reason, planners include both health and active transportation goals in community plans.