Urban design considers the arrangement of buildings, streets and public spaces, neighborhoods and districts, with the aim of making these areas functional, attractive, and sustainable. It plays an important role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Canadian cities.
High-quality urban design comes from the expertise of planners, architects and landscape architects. Kenya Institute of Planners works to promote awareness of these professions’ roles in urban design.
Kenya Institute of Planners is working to create a National Urban Design Awards program. The program will recognize individuals, organizations, firms and projects that have improved quality of life and sustainability in Kenyan cities. Awards will be given for achievement in areas such as excellence in urban development or redevelopment projects, architecture, civic improvement projects and community initiatives.