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Elevating public participation in planning practice

Olomola

The title of this article arose from the writer’s rumination about the urban planning practice in Nigeria and its shortcomings. Every planner knows public participation is fundamental to the profession. It is in our code of ethics, our academic training; and it is made mandatory in our planning laws. Yet our practice of public participation in planning has not witnessed ...

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Cities key to liveable future, says report

Eduardo da Costa Paes

Today, nearly 3.9 billion people – half of the world’s population – live in urban areas. By 2050 that number is expected to nearly double. According to report title “Can a City Be Sustainable?”, the latest edition of the annual State of the World report series from the Worldwatch Institute, there is no question cities will continue to grow; the only ...

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Seven rich cities of the future

rhine ruhr germany

Forget New York, London or Hong Kong. Here are seven cities that are racing up the rankings of the world’s richest, and will be among the top 10 by 2025, according to researchers from the McKinsey Global Institute. Doha, Qatar Qatar’s Doha is predicted to be one of the rising stars in terms of per capita GDP. The country is ...

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Ahead Habitat III, Toluca forum explores Latin American cities’ future

Toluca_City_View

The last of the four scheduled Regional Meetings ahead of Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, will hold 18-20 April 2016 in Toluca, Mexico. Habitat III is billed to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October this year. The three-day forum in Mexico represents that for the Latin America and the ...

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How government can end building collapse in Lagos

Ikate-Elegushi-collapsed-bu

Bothered by the incessant collapse of buildings in the bustling city of Lagos in Nigeria, town planner and planning advocate, Yacoob Abiodun, who resides in Parkview Estate in Ikoyi, explores the challenges facing physical planning and urban development in the state, and proffers a solution March 8, 2016 is a date most residents of Lagos cannot forget in a hurry. ...

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Government unveils plans to overhaul Lagos

Steve-Ayoride

The Lagos State Government has said that it will partner with suitable entities on a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) basis to undertake the development and delivery of a wide-range of facilities in the state. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, said in a statement in Lagos on Sunday that it was in continuation of the government’s commitment to urban development ...

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World Bank, GEF launch ‘Global Platform for Sustainable Cities’

Naoko Ishii

Under the GPSC, the international community is investing over a billion dollar in the sustainable cities of the future City leaders from around the world who met on Wednesday in Singapore, the island city-state off southern Malaysia, have launched the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC), which is part of an initiative funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The GPSC ...

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Stakeholders examine sustainable urban development at Abuja Habitat III

Kabir Yari

Population growth rates in Africa are projected to double the continent’s population from one billion in 2010 to two billion in 2040. This growth is also accompanied by an accelerated transition from rural to urban population majorities, which observers believe constitutes the most important challenge and opportunity presented to Africa’s nations. The population of urban dwellers is expected to increase ...

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Lagos adopts bottoms-up approach in Badagry plan implementation

Wasiu Anifowoshe

In line with the policy of inclusion of the current administration in Lagos State, residents of Badagry have been urged to cooperate with the government and support its plans to turn the axis into a haven for commercial activities through the implementation of the Layout and Master Plan for the area. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Town Planner ...

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Buhari, at planners’ forum, commits to sustaining key lands, housing policies

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that, in order to grow the sector and harness its potential for sustainable national development, his administration remains committed to sustaining key lands, housing and urban development policies. He listed these to include the Housing Policy, National Urban Development Policy, National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan, Vision 20:2020, National Building Code, and the ongoing Medium Term ...

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