Understanding investment-driven landscape change

Landscapes of investment

New investments across northern Kenya are driving rapid landscape change. Shared Lands is advancing research on the impacts of large-scale investments in land and natural resources on rural landscapes and livelihoods. 

We are particularly interested in how current investments in land and natural resources are shaped and made possible by the past, including historical processes of land alienation, enclosure, and settlement.  

Shared Lands is also interested in understanding how the effects of investment-driven landscape change are experienced differently along the lines of age, gender, race, and livelihood.

Key research projects in this area include:

  • Understanding the rural livelihood impacts of the Lamu Port–South Sudan–Ethiopia Transport Corridor

Some of our relevant outputs include: