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Urban Planning

Public Consultation for inclusive mapping

It started with a map. 

Despite previous urban planning efforts in Kigamboni, no accurate maps of the municipality existed. We rectified this by supplementing satellite imagery with extensive on-the-ground research, validating boundaries with landowners to produce fresh, up to the minute maps from which urban planning could begin. 

Work on the masterplan itself began in 2018 and is set to conclude in April 2019. Land Value Capture mechanisms are at the heart of the plan. These make infrastructure and building development financially viable in a declining investment climate and ensure sustainability as authorities realise and distribute the monetary value of improved real estate. 

At every step of the design phase we consult with Kigamboni residents. We are guided by regular public hearings and focus groups, hearing residents’ needs, including those of minority and excluded groups.

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Our impact: capturing land value