Sustainability viewpoints of 'Place-Makers' in Nigeria: Planning for sustainable new settlements

Oyalowo, Basirat Ashabi and Grainger, Paul (2007) Sustainability viewpoints of 'Place-Makers' in Nigeria: Planning for sustainable new settlements. In: Third International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 4-7 January 2007, Chennai.

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Abstract

The rate of Urbanisation in developing countries has seen an unprecedented increase in recent years; and inevitably, so has the developement of unsustainable urban forms. In tackling the problems emanating from unchecked urbanisation, various interventions have been tried in different contexts, and guidance have been taken from various international agreements. A very important building block of this intervention will be the interpretation of the problem, as well as the interpretation of the broad principles of sustainability. The case study for this research was developed from the scratch to check unsustainable urban forms elsewhere. Thus there is an inherent stake to 'get it right'. This research seeks to identify the interpretation of the concept of 'sustainability' in this context, based on analyses of interviews with the 'place-makers'- those who have been charged professionally and contractually to design new settlements- with a view to ascertaining what is considered relevant in the context of the sustainability agenda.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2010 10:48
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:33
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3529

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