Joseph Waithuki

Waithuki Joseph is a graduate of University of Nairobi’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Upon graduating in 2013, Joseph has been involved in a number of planning and research projects in Nairobi, Kenya. Joseph has a great interest in sustainability, transportation planning, and the application of modern technology in solving urban planning issues. He is a believer that urban planning is one field that has an impact in a city as its influence cuts across all sectors. Joseph hopes that African countries can use it as an engine to prosperity. He is currently working as a consultant for an organization in Nairobi.

5 Years After the Formation of Nairobi's "Friends of Karura Forest"

by Joseph Waithuki

Urban forests are a vital component of a city. They play an important role in maintaining the natural balance in urban areas. The social, psychological, recreational, and economic benefits of these forests are innumerabl... Read article

The Right Direction? The Syokimau Commuter Train in Nairobi, Kenya

by Joseph Waithuki

Kenyan towns, especially the City of Nairobi, continue to choke with traffic brought about by the over-dependence on the motor vehicle and the insufficiency of related infrastructure. One alternative that urban planners ... Read article

Nairobi Old Estates: A Glance at the Ofafa Jericho Eastlands

by Joseph Waithuki

The City of Nairobi owes its development to the Kenya to Uganda Railway project, initiated by the colonialists in 1896. The railway ran from the coastal town of Mombasa to Kenya’s neighbor country Uganda. The town was th... Read article

Opportunities of Urban Sprawl: Mlolongo Township, Kenya

by Joseph Waithuki

Most African cities are characterized by an ever-rising urban population growth and the city of Nairobi is no exception. Various factors such as the natural rise in population, expansion of boundaries, and rural to urban... Read article