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. The Land Use and Physical Planning Act, 2019 
  7. Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA)
  8. Urban Areas and Cities Act(No 13 of 2011)
  9. National Spatial Plan 2015 – 2045
  10. Access to Information Act
  11. County Spatial Planning Guidelines   
  12. 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
  7. Nairobi Metropolitan Integrated Transport Masterplan (NUTRANS)
  8. Nairobi Integrated Transport System and Loopline (2018)

Nairobi – Historical Documents and Articles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