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The Role of Participatory and Inclusive Governance in Sustainable Urban Development of Nairobi, Kenya: A Participatory Approach

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This paper is based on a PhD project seeking to develop a unique participatory and inclusive urban governance of model of Nairobi city in Kenya. This paper, therefore sets to address the gap in the life chances between the haves and have nots in the city of Nairobi by using a participatory action research (PAR) approach in the course of rapid untamed urbanization. The paper moves to discuss contemporary challenges associated with such development and how they can be mitigated for a sustainable future. The paper is based on the hypothesis that the more an urban governance scheme is participatory and inclusive; a. the greater the life chances of citizens and b. the more sustainable the urban development process.

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Machuki, S., McIntyre-Mills, J. (2018). The Role of Participatory and Inclusive Governance in Sustainable Urban Development of Nairobi, Kenya: A Participatory Approach. In: McIntyre-Mills, J., Romm, N., Corcoran-Nantes, Y. (eds) Balancing Individualism and Collectivism. Contemporary Systems Thinking. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58014-2_13

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