Nairobi, 14 November 2014 -A delegation from the Singapore Center for Liveable Cities (CLC) successfully undertook a one week study tour of Nairobi.
During the tour, the Centre and UN Habitat initiated a new learning programme for city managers on urban planning and leadership. The CLC team and UN Habitat colleagues began with a the visit to the Nairobi County Council and held exchange with the Planning and Engineering staff on the planning opportunities and challenges facing the county, and the range of initiatives that are underway.
The team then conducted an "urban transect" across the city to learn more about the different phases of Nairobi's urban planning and development. Over the course of two days the teams exchanged information on their current learning programmes for city leaders and approaches to urban planning, focusing on areas of high demand from partner cities and a strategy for ensuring that cities will have the capacity to contribute to the achievement of the new sustainable development goals when they are approved by member states at the end of 2015. The CLC and UN Habitat will spend the next four months designing a joint learning programme.