Assessment of the Social and Economic Impact of Innovative Construction in Housing in Slum Upgrading: A Case of Mathare Valley, Nairobi
Edmund Muthigani1, Stephen Diang’a2, Wanyona Githae3

1Edmund Muthigani*, School of construction management and property studies, Technical University of Kenya. 
2Stephen Diang’a, Department of Construction Management, School of Architecture and Building Science, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya. 
3Wanyona Githae, Department of Construction Management, School of Architecture and Building Science, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.
Manuscript received on July 25, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on August 09, 2021. | Manuscript published on September 30, 2021.| PP: 08-12 | Volume-11 Issue-1, September 2021. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijsce.A35200911121 | DOI: 10.35940/ijsce.A3520.0911121
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Abstract: Background: Adequate descent housing is a universal human rights integral component. Resources’ costs and intensified rural-urban migration increase demand for sustainable housing. Modern knowledge-based-economy uses innovation. Construction industry uses product and process innovation to provide adequate and descent low-cost housing. Kenya adopted innovation practices of slum upgrading that uses cost effective locally available building materials. This study looked at the outcomes; social and economic impacts of innovative construction in housing in the Mathare Valley Slum upgrading project
Keywords: Innovative Construction technologies, Slum Upgrading, Mathare Valley slum, Social Impact, Economic Impact.