icmiist: Do we plan our Cities too much for Cars?

Vehicles have dictated the direction urban planning has taken in many cities for over fifty years. Its only recently that cities are realizing that we cannot continue choking ourselves and planning everything around cars. Congestion, Pollution, Selfishness, Safety and non compliance to basic rules are some of the challenges cities face with personal vehicles. These … Continue reading icmiist: Do we plan our Cities too much for Cars?

icmiist: The Agony of the Nairobi Pedestrian

Pedestrians: Over 50% of Nairobians walk to work but the city lacks comprehensive pedestrian infrastructure. The images taken here display how pedestrian walkways have literally been taken over by vehicles and informal vendors. In some places, the infrastructure does not even exist. However, all is not negative, Vendors in other areas have set up their … Continue reading icmiist: The Agony of the Nairobi Pedestrian

icmiist: Pictures that tell us about the Matatu Sector!

Public Service Vehicles in Nairobi are said to be highly unregulated though within their set-up they have internal mechanisms to ensure order and service to their clients. PSVs have also brought a new angle towards Transit Oriented Development at a smaller scale by attracting several informal businesses around their major hubs. Here we see umbrella … Continue reading icmiist: Pictures that tell us about the Matatu Sector!

icmiist – A Photographic Journey of the The Nairobi Cyclist

A Photographic display of the experiences of Cyclists along Ring Road Kilimani and its environs. Images portray contests for space with other road users including pedestrians, motor cyclists and drivers. The element of poor infrastructure also emerges as well as lack of safety gear by cyclists. Pics by Msingi Sasis, Research by icmiist team  (Implementing … Continue reading icmiist – A Photographic Journey of the The Nairobi Cyclist

#TheNairobiWeWant: 6 Things we Hate about Matatu’s

 1. ‘Wawili beba waraka’ When you hear those words, which roughly translates to ‘two more people and we are off,’ don’t assume that the matatu requires two people to fill up. It probably requires three or four more people, and in some cases, it may have two ‘pigaseti’ (people who sit inside the vehicle to give the … Continue reading #TheNairobiWeWant: 6 Things we Hate about Matatu’s