Mapping of Public Spaces in Kigali: Towards City-Wide Public Space Strategy

At a Glance

Publication Date June 2020
Format pdf
Country Rwanda
Thematic Areas Green Cities, Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes, Sustainable Energy, Cross Cutting

As Kigali is rapidly urbanizing , public spaces are considered a key element in ensuring social cohesion and well being with a wide-range of benefits to security, public health, the environment and others. The City of Kigali is working on providing universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities.

The rapid assessment report is prepared to inform the broader strategy of city’s public spaces, to support work of the Ministry of Infrastructure on reporting on average share of built up area of cities that is open and green for public use and above all will be a baseline for “Kigali Yacu: Activating Public Outdoor Space One Bench at a Time” initiative led by the City of Kigali.

The mapping and assessment report provides information on the current state of spaces in Kigali that could be transformed into well designed and implemented green public open spaces. The report suggests its possible use and lists details of urban furniture and other infrastructure needed to turn space into well designed public open spaces.