CLIENT: Athena Properties, LTD.
LOCATION: Vipingo, Kenya
SIZE: 10,000 acres; 200,000 people
COLLABORATORS: rePLACE Urban Studio
SERVICES: Infrastructure Planning, Urban Planning
Framework for a Walkable City in Kenya
Vipingo City is a new model city located on the Kenyan Coast that is designed to engage and support the existing community. In 30 years, Vipingo City will be Kenya’s first completely walkable city, with 12 distinctive neighborhoods, a thriving economy, reliable infrastructure, a variety of housing types, public parks, healthy food systems, quality schools, and functioning ecological systems.
Vipingo will be the model for providing modern infrastructure in affordable ways that allow businesses and families to thrive. In collaboration with rePLACE Urban Studio and Athena, LEVEL provided urban and infrastructure planning for the 10,000-acre site. The plan is a framework for development that includes guidance on land uses, densities, open space sizes, and all backbone infrastructure – roads, wastewater, drinking water, drainage, power, internet and telecommunications, and solid waste management.
VIPINGO PUBLIC TRANSIT NETWORK, ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE, AND DRAINAGE INFRASTRUCTURE
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