integratedDESIGNgroup were invited by Watoto Church (Uganda) to partner with them in the service of the community of Gulu. In October of 2008, the company undertook preliminary investigations in Gulu, returning in 2009 to conduct planning workshops with key stakeholders, together with District and Municipal planning staff.
The structural plan is a deliberate departure from the broad scale land-use zonings of previous plans for Gulu, and of common town planning prevalent elsewhere. With limited exceptions, it is expected that multi-use zonings can be established, more on the basis of diversity, density and scale of development than on use. This presumes modern standards of environmental protection for pollution management from light industry and also presumes the effectiveness of ‘movement economies’ in ‘directing’ likely and sustainable development patterns.