Writing on the spatial planning chapter for the Sponge City guidelines
Hi all, here we are again,
Just coming out of a write shop. A what? Yes a write shop. Instead of working in a workshop, we decided to write in a write shop. Experts in different fields relevant to establish Sponge Cities gathered for 2 days to write chapters for the Guidelines on 'How to create a Sponge City?'.
One of the main outputs to trigger a wide uptake and upscaling for Sponge Cities. First with a focus on Kenya and ASAL. The Guidelines will be an appealing document that gives you a quick overview and stepwise approach on how you can Sponge yourself. (we are still thinking of a better name for the 'guidelines', suggestions are welcome!)
In the mean while there have been many activities in KwaVonza in the past months.
And it has been quite a year. After 2 very dry years the last rainy season (March-May) has brought Kenya a lot of rain. Timely for all the people in KwaVonza who are now doing rain water harvesting!
We have focussed on follow-ups on the implementation part, after evaluating the first implementation phase we decided to focus on a limited number and expand this more. This concentrated on: rehabilitating existing ponds, tree planting, and more roof harvesting systems.
Looking forward to our next steps on upscaling!
The Sponge Team