Tatu City a satellite city development on 2,500 acres near Nairobi, is offering practical experience to postgraduate candidates from the University of Nairobi’s Department of Real Estate & Construction Management (RECM).
In inaugural visit by RECM postgraduate candidates to Tatu City, the candidates were introduced to Tatu City’s implementation strategy and the challenges of project planning and project management of a large-scale urban development.
The group of postgraduate candidates included individuals studying for master’s degrees in valuation and property management and construction management. Among the group were registered and practising architects, quantity surveyors, land valuers, engineers, land surveyors, project managers, property managers and estate agents.
Tatu City and RECM have agreed to establish a framework for long-term cooperation, with further engagement to include regular visits by postgraduate candidates for the next five years. Tatu City also aims to give the students an opportunity to master plan a parcel of land slated for development, and to develop a feasibility study for the selected site. The students were also invited to develop demand and supply surveys of residential, commercial and industrial areas; to analyse the infrastructure rollout at Tatu City; and to conduct a vehicular traffic surveys of the area.
Tatu City development is set to home 100,000 residents and receive 30,000 visitors daily.
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