Mukuru SPA sets in motion one of the largest informal settlement upgrading projects – ever. The SPA planning process aims to transform a 650-acre slum area into a healthy, functioning neighbourhood, improving the lives of the people who live there.
Mukuru’s challenges are some of the most severe in Nairobi. The SPA goes beyond providing a legal basis for an upgrade. It is an innovative, evolving approach to large-scale collaborative community planning, where Mukuru’s residents, the County government, and around 42 organizations – civil society, academia and private sector – all work together to design an ‘integrated development plan’ for the area, its 138,000 households, and its businesses and institutions.