Dr. Bernard Njuguna Mugwima, Ph.D

Dr. Arch. Mugwima Bernard Njuguna, Ph.D

Name: Dr. Arch. Mugwima Bernard Njuguna,

Email Address:  mugwima@sabs.jkuat.ac.ke

Position:  Senior Lecturer, Centre for Urban Studies

Dr Mugwima Bernard Njuguna is the founder Director, Centre for Urban Studies, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The Centre for Urban Studies (CUST) is at the forefront in making valuable contributions to the economy, our natural and built environments, and the livability of our cities. It will have an important influence on our physical environment. Through its activities, the Centre will influence the physical character of the urban setting. The purpose of the Centre is to act as a strategic think-tank in research, academia and practical approaches in providing sustainable development solutions and modeling (both anticipated and actual in the needs and expectations) of cities of today and the future. It is a joint effort between the University and UN-Habitat.

Dr. Mugwima is also a senior a lecturer in the Centre for Urban Studies, JKUAT. He earned his Ph.D in the department of Architecture, JKUAT in July 2011.  He also teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in the departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Additionally, he has continuously and extensively researched on conservation of historic areas and buildings right from his undergraduate level. He is also the holder of Certificate in Conservation and Management of Historic Buildings from Lund University, Sweden (2008). Dr. Mugwima earned his Master degree from the University of Nairobi (M. A. Planning) in 2005; and his B. Arch. in 2000 from JKUAT. He is a registered Architect, is a Corporate Member of Architectural Association of Kenya, and a graduate member of the Town Planning Chapter of the same association. Dr. Mugwima is a member of ICOMOS, is also an Affiliate of Forum UNESCO-University and Heritage Network (FUUH), and a Signatory to the ICOMOS INTABAU Venice Declaration. He is also a member of Nature Kenya and the Kenya Book Foundation. Dr. Mugwima has published several papers; and supported the publication of the seminal book, The Venice Charter Revisited, Modernism, Conservation and Tradition in the 21st Century-2008). He has also attended various conferences both locally and abroad as a presenter. Dr. Mugwima is a practicing architect. Additionally, he is a founder member of Heritage Conservation and Human Rights, a research group domiciled at the University of Nairobi.

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