Lagos: The Gaps Between Urban Policy and Urban Reality

By |2018-10-30T11:24:28+00:00October 30th 2018|governance & finance, mutli stakeholder partnerships, urban & metropolitan governance, Tags: , , , , |

In Lagos, Nigeria, Public Private Partnerships (PPP) are common in urban planning projects. But whom do they benefit: people or profit? Dr Taibat Lawanson argues that the city's urban development strategy focusses too much on PPPs and thus favours profit over people – and calls to the state government to shift its focus back to a policy that benefits all citizens.

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Urban Slums in Nigeria: Ensuring Healthy Living Conditions

By |2018-10-25T12:08:28+00:00October 25th 2018|basic infrastructure & housing, health & education, housing & informality, Tags: , , , , , |

Many of Lagos’ residents live in informal settlements with no or limited access to basic services. With new immigrants arriving from rural areas every day, pressure increases on the already poor living conditions. Comprehensive action is needed to tackle interconnected social, environmental and health issues, says Olaoluwa Pheabian Akinwale.

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The Lagos Water Crisis: Any Role for the Private Sector?

By |2018-08-28T11:35:39+00:00August 28th 2018|basic infrastructure & housing, governance & finance, urban & metropolitan governance, water & sanitation, Tags: , , , , , |

Lagos is suffering from severe water shortage due to profit-oriented politics. Akinbode Oluwafemi points out the conflicts and problems around the privatisation of the water sector and offers alternative solutions for one of the world’s most populous cities.

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How to Reduce Nigeria’s Urban Carbon Footprint

By |2018-08-24T09:15:42+00:00July 24th 2018|climate change & resilience, energy & waste, green & smart development, national urban policies, Tags: , , , , |

By increasing the share of renewables in Nigeria’s energy production, a growing urban population will be able to attain energy supply and greenhouse gas emissions will go down, says author Ifeoma Malo from Power for All.

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How Nigerian Grassroots Women Promote Sustainable Urban Development

By |2018-06-07T11:55:11+00:00June 7th 2018|participation, Tags: , , |

Women at the grassroots are experts in the challenges that urban communities are facing every day. As they fulfil different roles from working informal jobs to caring for children and senior citizens, their input is essential in localising the New Urban Agenda in a way that it meets the needs of all citizens. Dr. Limota Goroso Giwa reports on the involvement of grassroots women in urban development in Nigeria.

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