Collins Sasakah Makunda

Mr Makunda is a lecturer in the School of the Arts and Design, College of Architecture and Engineering, University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently pursuing his PhD at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Norway. In his PhD studies, he is investigating the dynamics of housing transformation in Nairobi and its consequences for the sustainability of the city and its inhabitants.



Makunda, CS.  2018.  Sustainable Housing Through Sustainable Planning Practices: Challenges and Opportunities for Formal Housing Provision in Nairobi, Kenya. Lifelong Learning and Education in Healthy and Sustainable Cities. World Sustainability Series . , Cham: Springer


Birkin, F, Ramos M, Makunda C, Margerison J, Polesie T, Balanzo A.  2017.  Revising the ontological status of traditional modes of living: The concepts and their practical consequences in sustainability issues in China, Kenya, Colombia and Sweden., 14-16 June. The 23rd International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) Conference. , Bogota, Colombia
Makunda, CS.  2017.  Bridging the divide between problem and solution: A design approach to housing production in Nairobi. The Cumulus REDO Conference: REDO. :658-661., Design School Kolding, Kolding, Denmark: Design School Kolding and Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
Makunda, CS.  2017.  Harnessing cultural heritage for locally relevant interior design solutions for new apartments in Nairobi. Nairobi Innovation Week 2017 Innovation Research Symposium: Innovating to Solve Pressing Local and Global Challenges. :129-140., University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya: University of Nairobi


Makunda, CS.  2016.  East African urban context research: Perspectives, lessons & opportunities, 19 – 20 May. The Nordic Association of Architectural Research Symposium 2016 – NAF Conference. , Stockholm, Sweden
Makunda, CS, Edeholt H.  2016.  How African design perspectives challenge sustainable development. The 22nd International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) Conference. :136-150., Lisbon, Portugal: International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS)


Makunda, CS.  2015.  Incorporation of indigenous or culturally Inspired themes and sources in design curricula: Opportunities for generating relevant design solutions, 21 – 23 July. The Kampala International Design Conference (KIDEC). , Kampala, Uganda


Makunda, CS.  2014.  Quality design is SAFE design: Objective criteria for the evaluation of design objects and spaces, 5-7 November. The Nairobi Design Conference (NADEC): Design in Kenya @ 50: Past Experiences, Present Trends, and Future Prospects. , Nairobi, Kenya.


Makunda, CS.  2011.  The role of design in the industrial transformation of Kenya, 25-27, May. The Nairobi International Design Conference (NIDEC): Design and Industrial Transformation. , Nairobi, Kenya


Ahramjian, L, Carson A, Collins P, Kirloss R, Lang J, Makunda C, Moses Z, Oh SJ, Reinhardt J, Service E, Smith M, Styger K, Vagen K.  2008.  The Philadelphia Public Space Project. , Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania



Makunda, CS.  1997.  Mother and child: The domestic approach in the design of institutional homes. , Nairobi, Kenya: University of Nairobi

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