Name: John Kimani

Title/Qualification: Mr

Department: Urban and Regional Planning

Designation/Position: Tutorial Fellow

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Contact Address: P.O. Box 49 Kalimoni, Juja


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Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • IMSDP (International Module in Spatial Development Planning) Post Graduate Diploma (KU Leuven, Belgium, 2019)
  • MSc: Regional Development Planning and Management (Technical University Dortmund, Germany and University of the Philippines, Manila, 2015)
  • BA: Urban and Regional Planning (Maseno University, 2008)

Employment History

  • Tutorial Fellow, KU, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, March 2020 - to date
  • Private Consultant Urban Planner, Sept 2019 – Feb 2020
  • Urban Planner, Nyeri County Government, Sept 2017 – Aug 2019
  • Policy Research Assistant, KIPPRA Nairobi, July 2016 – June 2017
  • Urban Development Coordinator, City Planning and Development Office, Quezon City, Manila, June 2015 – Feb 2016
  • Urban Planner, ECO PLAN Kenya, Nairobi, Sept 2008 – Aug 2013

Research (PhD Project)

  • Towards More Mixed Uses for Resource Efficient Urban Transition in Fast Growing Towns: Empirical Evidence form Nakuru Town.

The study is guided by Conflicting Rationalities in that despite urban planning being largely informed by rigid mono functional planning regulations in Kenya, Mixed Use Developments seem to occur beyond planning and with the everyday city making dynamics. With the heightened concerns by urban planning authorities to promote Mixed Use environments, the study aims at exploring informal Mixed Uses as sites to build an understanding the phenomena of Mixed Use for enhancing resource efficient urban transitions in Kenya. 

Workshops Attended

  • June 2018 - Integrating planning in the delivery of affordable housing in Kenya.
  • Sep 2017- UN-Habitat convention on rapid planning methodology- Nairobi

Seminars Attended

  • Aug 2013- Seminar on ‘Architecture and Urbanism’ held in the University of Nairobi

Affiliation of Professional Bodies

- Member, Kenya Institute of Planners (KIP)

- Member, Spring International Association of Development Planners (SIADP)

National and International awards and Recognitions

- DAAD Award, Germany

- VLIRUOS Award, Belgium