Assessment of key drivers of urban form
The project team will undertake comprehensive desktop reviews of secondary data from policy statements, development planning and vision documents in order to identify information gaps. We will then collect primary data, based on the identified gaps, in order to obtain firsthand baseline data. This will involve gathering both quantitative and qualitative data.
We will retrieve available databases and data catalogues to map sustainability indicators e.g. disaster preparedness, green and water infrastructure, flooding and so on. The use of climate data will help model the temperature and rainfall. Spatial analyses will be employed to synthesize the spatial data into exposure and risk maps to climate change related phenomena such as coastal flooding and sea level rise.
Predicting future trajectories
The data generated from baseline studies will be applied to predicting future conditions of green infrastructure and socioeconomic vulnerability.
Envisioning, prototyping and mainstreaming smart and sustainable future pathways
The project will organise good practice workshops with eThekwini Municipality for capacity development in order to facilitate the application of learning and exchange by offering a space to discuss ideas, spread the good ones, learn from the ones that have failed and motivate participants to try again. The project will support the County Government of Mombasa (CGM) in prioritising one or several pilot project as proof of concept for replication. .