Mapping complex urban systems for sustainability and health: Kisumu regional development plan

Background: In partnership with the Wellcome Trust-funded CUSSH programme, Kisumu County, and Maseno University aimed to address historically uneven regional development and vulnerability to climate change, while seeking systemic and transformative improvements to the region’s sustainability and health.

Role: Spatial Analysis and Mapping Lead

  • Guided project team through remote spatial analysis sessions with digital collaboration tools during pandemic travel restrictions.
  • Spatially mapped accessible and multi-layered analysis to represent the region’s various natural and human opportunities and constraints.

Impact: The insights generated through Rob’s spatial analysis and mapping served as a crucial resource for the development of Kisumu’s regional plan. This helped to inform strategies for addressing uneven regional development, and vulnerability to climate change and enhanced the region’s sustainability and health.