Resources for Urbanization in Nairobi, Kenya

Introduction to Nairobi

Nairobi is located in Kenya a country in the west of Africa. The city stretches across 684 square kilometers of land. It lies close to the eastern edge of the rift valley and is situated 1661 metres above the sea level. Mount Kenya is located to the North of the city and Mount Kilimanjaro lies towards south-east of Nairobi

The city has a population of around 4.3 million inhabitants and is growing by 22 people per hour. This means the city is expanding quickly and many people have to live in shanty towns or slums.



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Video resources:

Video (5mins) about new developments in Nairobi:

Video (9mins) about the consequences  of rapid urbanization in Nairobi, showing Kiberia, a slum (shanty town):




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