My public utilities due to lack of

My profound interest in contributing to sustainable cities
through planning and design has motivated me to continue with studies in urban
planning. Many towns, especially in developing countries emerged as a result
trade or transport routes; therefore, no planning or design was done for these
towns. This has resulted in challenges in the urban setting like traffic,
congestion, hike in crime rates, mushrooming of informal settlements and
competition over public amenities. In my undergraduate, I conducted my research
thesis in an informal settlement in Kenya. The results of this study showed
that most urban dwellers do not have access to proper housing and public
utilities due to lack of inclusive/sustainable plans for all in urban areas.
These are just some of the many reasons why I am motivated to undertake my
masters in urban planning to solve these serious challenges.

Having taken spatial planning in my undergraduate, I have
gained relevant skills and experience that have helped me grow in preparing
planning designs for towns and cities, distribution of resources and how to
ensure there is balance in population and the amenities available. I have had
experience in spatial plans preparations for some counties in Kenya including
rural, urban and regional studios. I have worked with private, government and
international organizations which have also helped me gain relevant skills in
this field. These experiences have given me a better understanding of how to
solve real-life issues using urban planning skills.

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I am aware of the excellent masters programs that your
university offers; the practical experiences that students are exposed to and
the high reputation of your institution. I believe that the University of West
of England is the best place where I can achieve my career objectives and
professional guidance in urban planning.

In future, I see myself working in housing and urban
development sector in Kenya; embarking on master plans for cities and towns
towards sustainable development. I hope to gain knowledge on how to integrate
planning and environment, urban design for healthy cities and involvement of
other relevant sectors in planning. I also want to get more understanding of
the implementation of urban concepts, theories and policies in planning. The
skills obtained from your institution will highly contribute to achieving my
career objectives which I will apply in development activities in my country.
Further to my masters in urban planning, I would like to conduct research on
growth and development of informal settlements and how they affect urban
settings.

I am looking forward to being a profession in
urban planning, to contribute towards the common good of the future we hope for
in urban areas. I believe this field will change the world, especially in
developing countries like Kenya to improve socially, economically as well as
environmentally. Masters at the University of West of England will be a
valuable experience in my academic and professional life. It is my sincere hope
that you will give me the opportunity to realize my dream