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Yari, Kadiri to grace Lagos varsity urban knowledge forum

Mallam Kabir Yari

Country Manager, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Mallam Kabir Yari, along with Chair, African Planning Association, Alhaji Waheed Kadiri, have been confirmed as speakers at a forum designed to beget sustainable urban development in Nigeria as well as examine the role of African cities in the emerging urban agendas. Titled “Promoting Durable Urban Knowledge Institutions in Africa by activating ...

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GEF to invest $255 million in forestry, food security, cities


In the light of its bid to address environmental challenges facing the planet, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) is beefing-up the impact of its investments and tackling drivers of degradation. Consequently, the organisation has refreshed its global strategy over the next four years. A select number of integrated investments will seek to produce multiple environmental benefits by working with a ...

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Researchers explore avenues to curb unsavoury Africa urbanisation


Following previous meetings held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in March 2013 and in Nairobi, Kenya in February 2014, the Africa Urban Research Institute (AURI) recently (November 2014) in Cape Town, South Africa convened a gathering with a thematic focus on “Urban research for reducing urban poverty” to plan for the future. Organisers were of the belief that outcomes of the ...

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Femi Olomola emerges 21st president of Town Planners Institute

For effective management of Nigerian cities, authorities must put in place legal and administrative framework, which must be jealously guided and strictly adhered to by the relevant professionals within the real estate sector, the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) has said. A major highlight of the annual conference is the election of Dr Femi Olomola as the 21st NITP ...

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Planners devise modalities for realistic African Urban Agenda

Participants made up of representatives of academics from 25 universities and research institutions in eight countries, public and private sector built environment practitioners, independent researchers, civil society organisations, professional bodies, international development agencies including ICF International, UN-HABITAT and the media recently brainstormed for three days in Lagos. The event was the International Conference of Urban and Regional Planning (ICURP) 2014, ...

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Eggheads explore emerging African Urban Agenda

Efforts to tackle the growing challenge of urbanisation on the African continent is being revisited as settlement development practitioners gather for three days in Lagos from Monday, October 13, 2014 to explore the emerging African Urban Agenda. The Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the University of Lagos in Nigeria will host professionals and students from around the world ...

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UN-Habitat designates October 2014 ‘Urban October’

Joan Clos

With the launch of the first ever World Cities Day on October 31, 2014, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has designated the month of October as Urban October. This is coming on the heels of two important milestones on the urban calendar, which coincide in the same month. On the first Monday of the month, October 6, the ...

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Nigeria holds First National Urban Forum, marks World Habitat Day 2014

Efforts to evolve a comprehensive but inclusive urban agenda for Nigeria will move into top gear in the federal capital Abuja next month, with the hosting of the country’s First National Urban Forum. The event is being held as part of activities commemorating World Habitat Day 2014. The World Habitat Day is commemorated on the first Monday in October each ...

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Urban planning practice in Nigeria: Advocacy for change

Plans are nothing; planning is everything. -Dwight Eisenhower, US President (1952-1960) This expose is to call attention of the government and the governed in Nigeria to our “variant” urban planning practice which, in the main, has caused so much ruination to our urbanism as a way of life. Therefore, there is need for constant advocacy on the ways our cities ...

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How mobility oils cities’ machinery

Last week, the United Nations and the entire world celebrated this year’s edition of the World Habitat Day (WHD), a global event that serves to reflect on the state of the world’s towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have responsibility to shape the ...

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