• "Beyond The Market state: Harnessing the Potentials of the Commons" Book Launch by Silke Helfrich

    "Beyond The Market state: Harnessing the Potentials of the Commons" Book Launch by Silke Helfrich

    The Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development successfully hosted Silke Helfrich who delivered a public lecture on "Beyond the Market State: Harnessing the potential of the Commons". The public lecture held on Tuesday March 3, 2020 at Biodun Sobanjo Centre of Excellence, University Lagos. The lecture was followed by a seminar with the Pro.poor urban development and management cluster, …

  • Webinar WUF 10 Announcement!!

    WUF10 Webinar 

    Bridging research and policy for equitable global development

    Connecting regional networks to encourage sustainable urban development across research and policy cultures


    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 16:00 CET

    Join here: https://zoom.us/j/595364399

    Meeting ID: 595-364-399

    No registration needed!

    More information at: http://habitat-unit.de/en/events/webinar-ii/

    Many cities and regions world-wide experience enormous rates of growth and …

  • Call for Applications: Critical Thinking and Writing for Urban Studies Researchers in Nigeria.

    Call for Applications

    Critical Thinking and Writing for Urban Studies Researchers in Nigeria

    The Urban Studies and Planning Department, University of Sheffield and the Centre for Housing and Sustainable development, University of Lagos invites applications from Nigerian researchers with research interests related to urban studies, based at a Nigerian university or research institution. The writing workshops are funded through the British Academy Writing Workshops 2020, and will …

  • Launch of Lagos Resilience Strategy.

    The Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development deployed a team to provide technical support to the LASRO office in development of the Lagos resilience strategy. 

    The strategy was launched on Tuesday 4th february 2020.

    Click here to access the strategy: www.lagosresilience.net/Downloads/Lagos_Resilience_Strategy.pdf

  • ARUA CoE Clusters hold Seminar, Titled "Assessment of Contemporary Global Environmental Health Challenges through the Geo/Spatial Lens: Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations",

    ARUA CoE Clusters hold Seminar.

    The Spatial Data Infrastructure cluster and Urban Health and Liveability cluster of the ARUA CoE Urbanization and Habitable Cities will hold a joint seminar by 12.30pm on Thursday, 30th January, 2020 at The Faculty of Environmental Sciences Board Room, UNILAG. Titled "Assessment of Contemporary Global Environmental Health Challenges through the Geo/Spatial Lens: Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations", the Guest Speaker is Dr. Abiodun …


    This post is to join the Lagos team of the Appropriation of Informal Spaces for Leisure Physical Activity (ALPhA) study funded by the British Academy’s Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being 2019 Programme, under the UK Government's Global Challenges Research Fund. The project is led by the MRC Epidemiology unit, University of Cambridge, UK with collaborating partners in Lagos, Nigeria (Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development, University of Lagos) and Yaoundé, Cameroon ( …


    We are pleased to inform you that applications are now being accepted at University of Lagos School of Postgraduate Studies for Professional Masters in Housing Development and Management for 2019/2020 session.

    The programme is specially designed for all practitioners in the built environment to enhance their skills, knowledge and expertise in the housing sector, a crucial area of national development. 

    The details of the programme are as follows:

    For Whom: Real Estate Practitioners, …

  • Call for Chapters: Book on Housing and SDGs in African Cities

    The Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development (CHSD) at the University of Lagos, Nigeria provides learning and research support for evidence-based policy and practice in the housing and urban development sector. As an ARUA (African Research Universities Alliance) Centre of excellence, it also co-ordinates research capacity building in urbanization and habitable cities across both ARUA and non-ARUA member universities, providing opportunities for critical engagement with, and interrogation …

  • The Centre‚Äôs participation at the NIESV Conference

    The Centre’s Founding Director, Professor T.G. Nubi presented a paper at the 49th Annual Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) National Conference held at Eko Hotel and Suites on March 21, 2019. The presentation, titled "The Ilasan Redevelopment Project: A Study in co-producing regenration projects for smart city inclusiveness" was based on the activities of the Housing and Regeneration/Pro-poor Development clusters of the Centre. It was made at the Housing and …


    The Centre hosted the one day IFRA conference themed “Looking for and Learning from Public Spaces in African Cities” on February 21, 2019 at the Resource hall in University of Lagos. The conference was convened to enlighten participants on the role of public spaces in African cities. Participants came from University of Lagos, University of Ibadan, France and other notable Institutions.