Regional Planning

Headed by: Prof. E. Ndegwa

Regional Planning Thematic Area



  1. To  provide required academic and professional knowledge needed to understand and manage complexities of sustainable development change at the regional level in Kenya.
  2. Provide an indepth knowledge and critical understanding of the complex interactions among the natural and built environment, institutional organizational systems and the dynamic nature of urban and regional sustainable development.
  3. To enhance student capacity, to conduct research and disseminate outputs in the field of regional planning.

Thematic Areas

  • Metropolitan  Regional Areas
  • Resource regional and their development challenges
  • Arid and semi-arid regions of the country
  • Potential and development challenges
  • Cross boundary regional resource issues among counties
  • Regional development policy research and policy formulation
  • Cross boundary  international resource issues, conflicts and development prospects
  • Regional development in the matrix of urban development.
1. BUR 101 Introduction to Planning
2. BUR 102 Rural Planning Principles and Techniques
3. BUR 300 Regional Planning Principles & Techniques II
4. BUR 309 Research Methodology
5. BUR 400 Planning Practice & Administration
6. BUR 403 Regional Development Theory
7. BUR 404 Regional Planning Studio
8. BUR 405 Planning Research Project
9. BUR 407 Regional Planning Studio I
10. BUR 500 Theory of Planning II
11. BUR 510 Research Methods for Planners I
12. BUR 601 Planning Principles and Techniques III


Ongoing Projects - Mukuru kwa Reuben


Past Projects

  • Murang'a Regional Studio  B.A. IV 2012/2013  (Urban & Regional Planning)

(Land Use)


Career Opportunities

Graduates of Urban and Regional Planning can find employment in  Central Governments County Governments, NGO, UN Bodies- UNCRD, UNEP, UN-Habitat, Parastatals – Nairobi County Council (NCC), Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA), ENNDA, Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning Departments, National Lands Commission (NLC), Regional Development Authorities and Municipalities.