The Lodwar Integrated Urban Development Plan 2011-2030, highlights the historical background of the town, spatial planning its development and main planning bottlenecks. It further projects the planning area in the context of location, regional functions, sectoral analysis of key planning sectors with a view to bringing out main planning challenges.
The planning report finally looks at the conceptual arguments around the factors that determine the development of patterns within the planning areas signed out as the drainage features, landscape units and the infrastructure features of the road system as well as the proposed Lamu Southern Sudan Ethiopia Transport corridor. After alternative models of spatial development are based on the above structuring the elements from which the best was selected as the preferred without integrated urban development plan 2011-2030.
Nakuru Town is the farming capital of Kenya. It is located in the Rift Valley within the rich agricultural highlands, formerly known as "The white Highlands" locally the town is sandwiched between the scenic Menengai crater to the North and Lake Nakuru national park to the south. There has been a tremendous increase in its population over the past three decades. This has led to an increase in the demand for basic services and infrastructure such as housing, water and sanitation, roads among others. This in turn has put a strain on the available resources and increased challenges to the municipal council to meet the needs of the town's inhabitants.
In view of the foregoing, there was an urgent need to initial planning and management interventions to improve the quality and efficiency of urban life and social economic activities respectively. If on this basis that the strategies structure planning process sponsored by United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) in partnership with Department of Urban and Regional Planning . Physical Planning Department prepared the Nakuru Strategic Structure plan. This will enable the council to respond to the aforementioned planning and management challenges.