Awards
The Rockefeller Foundation
WATSAN Portal: a platform for improving water and sanitation in slums
2012 Innovation Challenges | Winner
Summer 2012
Swiss Re
Kibera Productive Public Space: Site, Settlement, Watershed
International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management 2012 | Winner
Winter 2012
Ashoka Changemakers
Kibera Public Space Project: Sustainable housing through 'productive public space'
Sustainable Urban Housing: Collaborating for Livable and Inclusive Cities Competition | Finalist
Spring 2011
urbaninform
Kibera Public Space Project: Sustainable housing through 'productive public space'
Design Contest, Zurich, Switzerland | Second Place 2009; First Place 2010
December 2009, December 2010
Van Alen Institute
Productive Public Space: Exploring Hybridities in Informal Settlements
Projects in Public Architecture | New York Prize Fellows: Chelina Odbert and Jennifer Toy
April 2008
Publications
TOPOS Magazine: Building with Landscape
Urban Agriculture Casablanca, Design as an Integrative Factor of Research
Edited by Undine Giseke
Edition 74. 2011
Urban Agriculture Casablanca: Design As An Integrative Factor of Research
An Expanded View of Agriculture in Ouled Ahmed
Edited by Undine Giseke
Technische Universitat Berlin, School VI Planning Building Environment
2011
Forbes Magazine
Taking The High Road? Reformed Youth Turn To Entrepreneurship
By Contributing Author Chelina Odbert
Megacities: Opportunities at Urban Edges. May 16, 2011
Forbes Magazine
Complexities At Urban Edges
By Contributing Author Chelina Odbert
Megacities: Opportunities at Urban Edges. March 28, 2011
Forbes Magazine
The Road To Opportunity: A Family's Entrepreneurial Journey To Financial Stability
By Contributing Author Chelina Odbert
Megacities: Opportunities at Urban Edges. April 25, 2011
Forbes Magazine
Power To The People: The Black Market For Electricity In Kibera
By Contributing Author Chelina Odbert
Megacities: Opportunities at Urban Edges. April 4, 2011
Harvard Design Magazine
Contemporary Practice, Kounkuey Design Initiative
Edition 33. Fall/Winter 2010–2011
Harvard Design Magazine
Work Sessions in the Kibera Slums of Nairobi: Understanding Landscape Solutions to Marginalized Communities
GSD Center for Technology and Environment
November 21, 2007
Metropolismag.com
Greening the Ivory Tower
September 11, 2006
ASLA International Practice
Bringing Solutions to Sub-Saharan Africa
Spring 2006
Out & About
Second International Forum: Crime Prevention and Social Innovation
Panel 1: Comunidad
The Ministry of the Interior and the Executive Secretariat of the National System of Public Security of Mexico
September 19-21, 2012
2012 National Planning Conference
Global Innovations in Development and Housing
American Planning Association
April 16, 2012
Ford Program Discussions on Development
Sustainable Urban Alternatives Through Productive Public Spaces
Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame
April 3, 2012
Design with the Other 90%: Cities
Sustainable and Inclusive Cities: the Right to the City
Smithsonian, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (presented at the United Nations)
November 17, 2011
Design with the Other 90%: Cities
Exhibit Opening Panel
Smithsonian, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (presented at the United Nations)
October 17, 2011
TUM Metropolis Nonformal Symposium
Landscape, Infrastructure and Urbanism in the Global South, Speaker
TUM Institute for Advanced Study: Munich, Germany
October 13, 2011
Next Eco-City: Emergent Urbanism Symposium
Emergent Cities: Navigating the MIDDLE: Community-Driven, Government Supported, Structure-owner opposed Upgrading in Kibera, Nairobi.
Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Built Environments University of Washington
April 8, 2011
Structures for Inclusion Conference
Panel III: social . sustainability
Design Corps, Harvard Graduate School of Design
March 25-27, 2011
CO-OPERATE! Lecture Series
Navigating the Middle – Slum-upgrading in Kibera, Nairobi
Institut für Städtebau, ETH Zurich
March 14, 2011
Public Lecture
Luskin School of Public Affairs Urban Planning Department
University of California Los Angeles
2009, 2010, 2011
Public Lecture
Berkeley Planning Department
University of California Berkeley
2011
World Urban Forum
The Right to the City-Bridging the Urban Divide
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2010
Green Building Symposium for Habitat for Humanity
Green Urbanism
PG&E, Oakland, California
April 24th, 25th 2009
Global Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Work Sessions in Kibera, Kenya
Harvard GSD, Cambridge, MA
August 2006
Harvard GSD Center for Technology and Environment
Work Sessions in the Kibera Slums of Nairobi: Independent Landscape Solutions to Marginalized Communities
Harvard GSD, Cambridge, MA
November 21, 2006
Exhibitions
Smithsonian, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
By the People: Designing a Better America
New York, New York.
September 29, 2016 - February 6, 2017
Smithsonian, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
Design with the Other 90%: Cities
United Nations, NYC.
October 15, 2011 - January 9, 2012
Urban Agriculture Casablanca
Exhibition Vision Verte - ViVe Casa II
La Coupole, Parc de la Ligue Arabe, Casablanca
March 31 - April 17, 2011
Van Alen Institute; Projects in Public Architecture
Productive Public Space: Exploring Hybridities in Informal Settlements ( See exhibition poster)
New York, New York
Spring 2008
small architecture BIG LANDSCAPE
Swope Art Museum
February 12 - March 13, 2009
Global Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Dirty Work: Transforming Landscape in the Non-Formal City of the Americas
Harvard GSD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
January 28 - March 14, 2008
Interviews
National Endowment for the Humanities
By the People: Designing a Better America
2016
DRadio Wissen
In Kibera, Nairobis größtem Slum, soll öffentlicher Raum zur Erholung entstehen
2011
Afribiz
Building a Sustainable, Social Architectural Enterprise
May 9, 2011