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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
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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

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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

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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

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