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Lagos flood: Beyond panic control, but high-tech engineering solutions

Lekki flood

We are at it again. The Lagos megacity is being overrun by flood. Like a routine phenomenon, it happens year in, year out, often with increasing devastation of the milieu coupled with human fatalities and large-scale destruction of property and damage to road infrastructure. Flooded highway in Lekki, Lagos Penultimate week, many parts of Nigeria, most especially the southern part, ...

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New Nairobi railway masterplan to expand city’s CBD

The Government of Kenya has released the much-awaited Nairobi Railway City masterplan, which is aimed at transforming the bustling urban centre and address congestion. The Nairobi Railway City masterplan The project, which is part of the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Plan, is also aimed at expanding the capital’s Central Business District as currently set up. Implementation of the project is ...

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Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm Mayors commit to clean construction

Copenhagen Denmark

Research released on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 reveals changes to the construction industry could cut the emissions generated from buildings and infrastructure 44% by 2050. The report, published by C40 Cities, Arup and University of Leeds, is titled: “Building and Infrastructure Consumption Emissions”. Copenhagen, Denmark It urges action in six key areas to reduce the climate impact of construction in cities ...

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Habitat Day: Lagos, stakeholders proffer solution to liveable city

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday, October 7, 2019 said his administration was stepping up efforts towards solving the challenges of waste management in the state. A view of the new-look Lagos Airport Road Sanwo-Olu said this during the 2019 World Habitat Day organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development with the theme, ...

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Lagos pushes for innovative approach to delivering New Urban Agenda

Lagos Urban Dialogue

Professionals in the built environment sector converged on Lagos on Monday, September 30, 2019 to examine the extent to which the implementation of the New Urban Agenda would impact the environment in the state and subsequently across the country. A group of senior planners at the event: L-R: Dr Bunmi Ajayi, Prof. Bade Falade, Tpl Yacoob Abiodun, and Tpl Waheed ...

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UN, Mayors launch tree-planting campaign to scale up climate action in urban areas

Olga Algayerova

Urban areas are said to be responsible for an estimated 75% of C02 emissions worldwide, making city-level action critical for global efforts to address the climate emergency. Mayors and other key urban leaders appear to have resolved to play a pivotal role in localising climate action, with immediate impact on the ground and the ability to mobilise citizens and different stakeholders. ...

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Nigeria, UN-Habitat seek to renew collaboration

Babatunde-Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has commended the UN Human Settlements Programmes (UN-Habitat) for its commitment towards addressing the global challenges of urbanisation. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) Mrs Boade Akinola, the Director of Press at the ministry, made this known in a statement issued to the newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, September ...

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Women planners tasked on development in FCT satellite towns

Dr Ramatu Aliyu

The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has urged female town planners to come up with ideas that would aid FCT Administration in the development of satellite towns in line with its founding fathers. Dr Ramatu Aliyu Aliyu made the call when Women in Planning, FCT Chapter, paid her a congratulatory visit, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in Abuja. ...

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Groups flay forced eviction of waterfront residents in Cotonou

Evition

The Benin Federation of Slum / Informal Settlement Residents and sister movements from the Slum Dwellers International (SDI) movement across Africa are condemning alleged forced eviction of thousands of residents of Wxlacodji beach community in Cotonou. Evicted waterfront dwellers in Lagos, Nigeria The groups are also calling on the Benin Republic government to engage with their members from waterfront communities ...

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Oyo to build satellite towns to curb congestion

Ibadan

The Oyo State Government has said that it will create new satellite towns to decongest the Ibadan metropolis. Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria Mr Abdu-Raheem Abiodun, the state’s new Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, stated this in Ibadan, the state capital, shortly after assuming office in the ministry on Monday, August 19, 2019. According to Abiodun, Ibadan has a ...

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