Re-FURBE – Reigniting Farming and Urban Renewal in the Built Environment

Project Details


Re-FURBE will utilise creative and participatory approaches to co-develop and communicate urban farming (UF) methods and goals with the community of Mukuru (Nairobi, Kenya). We will work with participants (9yrs+) to create a suite of feasible low-tech citizen science UF tools and techniques which are currently lacking (e.g. for soil analysis, assessing cultivation sites and crop health, irrigation system design, etc.). A qualitative study utilising arts-based methods will be designed and implemented to explore the lived experience of participants around food scarcity, climate change, nutrition, mental health and UF. We will also develop co-created artworks to promote and extol the benefits of UF for the community.
Short titleRe-FURBE
Effective start/end date1/10/2231/03/23

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


  • urban farming
  • creative methodologies
  • qualitative study


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