Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan (NIUPLAN) Project funded by Nairobi County

March 24, 2021by UNES Consultancy

Transforming Nairobi: UNES Consultancy’s Impactful Project in 2013


In 2013, UNES Consultancy undertook a groundbreaking project that left a lasting impact on Nairobi’s urban development. This initiative centered around conducting a comprehensive study and formulating responsive development control policies for Nairobi City County. The objective was to facilitate the seamless implementation of the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan (NIUPLAN). In this article, we delve into the details of UNES Consultancy’s transformative project and its contribution to shaping the future of Nairobi.

Understanding the Challenge

Nairobi, as a rapidly growing city, faced numerous challenges in urban development. The need for effective planning, sustainable infrastructure, and controlled development was paramount. UNES Consultancy recognized the importance of aligning development control policies with the overarching vision of NIUPLAN, aiming to create a harmonious and vibrant urban environment.

Conducting an In-Depth Study

To achieve their objectives, UNES Consultancy embarked on an extensive study of Nairobi’s urban landscape. Their team of experts delved into various aspects, including existing development control policies, land use patterns, infrastructure requirements, and environmental considerations. The study involved comprehensive data collection, analysis, and consultations with stakeholders to gain valuable insights into the city’s unique needs and challenges.

Formulating Responsive Development Control Policies

Based on the findings of the study, UNES Consultancy embarked on the formulation of responsive development control policies. These policies aimed to provide a framework that would guide the city’s growth and development in a sustainable and orderly manner. The policies addressed crucial aspects such as land use regulations, zoning requirements, building codes, environmental considerations, and public space planning. UNES Consultancy’s expertise and experience in urban planning and policy formulation were instrumental in creating a comprehensive set of guidelines that aligned with the vision of NIUPLAN.

Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement

Throughout the project, UNES Consultancy prioritized collaboration and stakeholder engagement. They worked closely with Nairobi City County officials, urban planners, architects, environmental experts, and other relevant stakeholders. This collaborative approach ensured that the development control policies reflected the aspirations of the city’s residents and considered the needs of various sectors. UNES Consultancy facilitated workshops, forums, and consultations, fostering a sense of ownership among stakeholders and creating a shared vision for Nairobi’s future.

Impact and Future Outlook

UNES Consultancy’s project had a profound impact on the development landscape of Nairobi. The formulated development control policies provided a solid foundation for implementing NIUPLAN effectively. These policies streamlined the city’s development processes, ensuring sustainable growth, improved infrastructure, and enhanced quality of life for its residents. The project also set a precedent for evidence-based urban planning and policy formulation in other cities, inspiring positive change beyond Nairobi.


UNES Consultancy’s project in 2013, focused on the study and formulation of responsive development control policies for Nairobi City County, played a pivotal role in shaping the future of the city. Through their expertise, comprehensive study, and stakeholder engagement, UNES Consultancy created a framework that aligned development with the vision of NIUPLAN. This transformative initiative laid the foundation for sustainable urban development, improved infrastructure, and a vibrant future for Nairobi. UNES Consultancy’s commitment to excellence and their ability to tackle complex urban challenges make them a trusted partner in driving positive change in urban environments.

Back to top
We use personal data to fulfill orders, process payments, and communicate with customers about their projects, trainings and offers. We take measures to protect personal data from unauthorized access or misuse, as stipulated in our privacy policy. We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring your data is handled in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).