Konza Technology City, Kenya, Africa
 
 
Year2009latitude: -1° 42'
longitude: 37° 10'
Period2013-2030
Initiator(s)Ministry of Information and Communications, TheCityUK, CMA, Kenya National Government
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)Kenyan
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organizationHR&A
Inhabitants20,000
Target population250,000
Town websitehttp://www.konzacity.co.ke/
Town related linkshttp://www.konzacity.go.ke/the-vision/master-plan/
http://www.shoparc.com/projects/konza-techno-city/
http://www.dezeen.com/2013/01/31/konza-technology-city-masterplan-by-shop-a rchitects/
http://www.constructionkenya.com/2841/construction-begins-on-konza-technolo gy-city/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konza_Technology_City
http://memeburn.com/2012/03/konza-technology-city-does-kenya-really-need-it /
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-21158928
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type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
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Konza Tech City is a planned 250,000 person city, located 60km outside of Nairobi. It was implemented by the Government of Kenya in partnership with private corporations. Konza biggest ambition is to become the African “Silicon Valley” by the end of 2030. It is designed with the goal of being a sustainable, world-class city and technology hub that will serve as an economic driver for the whole nation, generating up to 200.000 jobs at the end of its completion. The city is planned with a focus creating a vibrant, walkable, green urban environment that will integrate a broad range of inhabitants. The project also involves the construction of a business centre, universities, colleges, and residential units, with the aim to attract local and international investments.

source: http://www.konzacity.co.ke/

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