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NITP Emphasized on Transit-Oriented Development in Lagos

Despite recent achievements in Lagos State’s physical development and urban regeneration efforts, town planners, have called for a more ambitious plan to reduce slums in the city. The planners have drawn from the academia, the private sector and the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP),…
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Urban Planning

6 Urban Planning Officials Useful Tools

Urban planning is the technical and political process concerned with the development and design of land use and the built environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks. This practice deals with…
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Community Development Planner

Roles and Job Description of a Community Development Planner

Community development is a complex business that involves a multidisciplinary approach to achieving goals. The role of the community development planner is to determine how best to use the land, usually through the construction of new housing or business developments. In some cases, building grass-roots…
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Urban Planning

Integrating the Environment in Urban Planning for Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is multidimensional. It requires an understanding of complex and often conflicting relationships, which require an integrated approach and an integration culture. After all, the city is a mosaic of different neighbourhoods with different functions, qualities, problems and opportunities. A city development strategy which…
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Urban Environmental Planning

Urban Environmental Planning Benefits for a Sustainable Development

A poorly managed urban settlements will be unable to keep pace with the urban expansion, and unserviced slums will proliferate, bringing with them poor health, poverty, social unrest and economic inefficiency. Environmental hazards are responsible for the most common causes of ill-health and mortality among…
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Economic Recession

Physical Planner Involvement in Economic Recession

The Economic recession is majorly caused by loss of business and consumer confidence. As confidence reduces, so does demand. This is the tipping point in the business cycle. It's where the peak, accompanied by irrational exuberance, moves into contraction. A decline in the gross domestic…
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Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment and Nigerian Planners

The environmental impact assessment is aimed at identifying and examining the possible effects a particular project will have on the immediate environment before the commencement of the project to reducing the negative effects of the project on the environment. Environmental impact assessment is the documentation…
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Development Permit Enabling

Development Permit Enabling Law in Ogun State

A development permit is a document issued by the urban and regional planning board for an applicant's use, as well as the size and location of any buildings or structures. The development permit approvals must be obtained for new construction, renovations, businesses, and changes of…
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