We have put together various legal documents and other resources relating to the planning profession with a specific focus on the City of Nairobi.

General Documents:

  1. The Constitution of Kenya (External link: KenyaLaw.org)
  2. Kenya Vision  2030 (Abridged Version)
  3. County Governments Act (No 17 of 2012)
  4. National Land Policy (Sessional Paper Number 3 of 2009)
  5. Physical Planning Act (Cap 286) 
  6. Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA)
  7. Urban Areas and Cities Act(No 13 of 2011)
  8. National Spatial Plan 2015 – 2045
  9. Access to Information Act
  10. County Spatial Planning Guidelines   
  11. Physical Planners Handbook 2008

Nairobi Related Documents:

  1. Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Plan (NIUPLAN) – Existing Conditions
  2. Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Plan (NIUPLAN) – The Master Plan
  3. Nairobi City County Integrated Development Plan (2017-2022)
  4. Nairobi City County (Council) Zoning Ordinance
  5. Nairobi City County Non Motorized Transit Policy
  6. Nairobi Regeneration Committee Summary of Tasks

Nairobi – Historical Documents and Articles

  1. Nairobi Metropolitan Growth Strategy (1973 Plan)
  2. Nairobi 1948 Master Plan “A Plan for a Colonial Capital”
  3. Nairobi 1900-1950 (Special Golden Jubilee Publication)
  4. Article: The City of Nairobi by Dorothy Halliman and W.T.W Morgan

External Non State/Government Documents:

  1. The New Urban Agenda
  2. Cost Benefit Analysis of NMT Infrastructure Projects,  UNEP (2015)
  3. Non Motorized Transport Project Assessment Tool (UNEP & CfTS, UCT)
  4. UN Habitat: Streets for Walking & Cycling – Designing for safety, accessibility and comfort in African Cities 


Other Links of Interest:

  1. National Construction Authority Public Complaints 


Websites of Interest: 

  1. Transformative Urban Mobility (TUMI)
  2. Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
  3. Future Cape Town
  4. Open Streets Cape Town
  5. African City Planner