- Potential of Greenway Networks as Tools for Land Use Planning and Sustainability - Case of Nairobi Central Business District    click here to open paper content629 kb
by    Marwa, Samuel | sammymugo@yahoo.com   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
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The paper discusses how the city of Nairobi deals with the circulation networks. It provides an understanding of the economic, social and environment situation. It establishes guidelines for planning and design of city's networks and greenways.
Spatial balance between the built and non built environment is today a major challenge in urban sustainability. The urban circulation networks are elements that guide people’s perception and choice of activities within urban setups. In as much as circulation in urban areas forms the structure of the city, they also guide the usability of the abating activities and land uses they serve.
Studies have shown that people’s perception is usually guided by social, economical and environmental aspects. There are also various challenges posed by high carbon emission by the engines of the city that use the circulation networks. The challenges of rapid population growth, blurred vision and lack of commitment to substantiate change in lifestyle are also evident.

What are the possible ways of mitigating the conflicts? It is therefore fundamental to enhance planning and design of public circulation networks in a way that they will logically fit into the structural networks and work as part of the existing land use activities and not as isolated elements. Can our circulation elements become texts to be read and appreciated, other than thoroughfares? This can enhance sustainability and cohesion.

The public circulation networks were studied in relation to: a. mobility, b. sociability, c .land uses, d. safety land comfort. These indicators were used to highlight people’s perception on urban circulation networks.
This study was held in the city of Nairobi central business district through an evaluation of public circulation networks and also on historical evolution of public circulation spaces in the city.
The analysis of the stakeholders on how they are managed was also carried out. This process allowed the establishment of guidelines for the planning and design of Nairobi Circulation spaces.
circulatio neworks, greenways,nairobi,landuse.
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