WHO ARE WE ?

Public Space Network is a collective of civil society, public and private stakeholders and urban experts with a vested interest in creating a cleaner, greener, safer and inclusive Nairobi through the transformation of its public spaces. We are registered as an association under the Societies Act of Kenya, with legal name Society for Promotion of Clean, Green and Safe Cities.

VISION

To improve the quality of life for all Nairobians and make Nairobi a world-class city, by creating clean, safe, healthy, inclusive, vibrant and connected public spaces.

METHOD

Public Space Network provides an enabling environment for community-driven public space regeneration projects to reach scale. PSN connects the community groups with the key actors and ensures a sustainable city-wide public space management through a Public-Private-People Partnership model.

 

 

Create an enabling environment for community-led transformation and management of public spaces through:

 

  • Promoting public-private-people partnerships in managing public spaces

  • Raising awareness about the benefits of public spaces

  • Lobbying for policies that prioritize public spaces and promote community engagement

  • Developing tools and resources to help key stakeholders in better public space management

  • Creating jobs for youth through regeneration and management of public spaces

  • Celebrating success stories, sharing best practices and igniting a city-wide movement of community placemakers

OBJECTIVES

PUBLIC SPACES WE WANT

            IMPACT

  • Appealing aesthetics and ambiance in public spaces

  • Improved safety and security in public spaces

  • Better health outcomes and well-being

  • Increased job opportunities for youth

  • Vibrant outdoor social life

  • Overall enhancement of quality of life and dignity for Nairobians

PUBLIC SPACE ADVOCACY​

Work closely with Nairobi City County Government and key authorities to advocate for policies that:

  • Reduce bureaucracies that make it difficult to implement public space interventions by communities

  • Facilitate partnerships between local authorities and communities in public space interventions

  • Streamline public space rehabilitation and maintenance into government budgeting processes

  • Prioritize pedestrian and other non-motorized movement over motorized traffic

SUSTAINABILITY & JOB CREATION

  • Ensure that each public space intervention has a maintenance plan

  • Place youth at the center of each maintenance plan thus creating jobs for them

  • Equipping the youth with skills required to maintain the space

  • Providing mentorship to help the youth access opportunities beyond public space management

MOBILIZING COMMUNITY PLACEMAKERS ACROSS NAIROBI

  • Create awareness about the benefits of public spaces

  • Provide skills and share best practices on low-cost intervention and maintenance plans

  • Propose ideas for social activities on public spaces to make them inclusive and vibrant to create a sense of ownership

  • Celebrate and highlight the work of community placemakers making change

Our approach to public space upgrading contributes to achieving  numerous sustainable development goals

PSN

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