• UNILAG CHS RECEIVES COMMENDATION FROM WORLD HABITAT AWARDS

    The University of Lagos Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development has been commended for its advocacy work with the Ilasan community in the Ilasan Redevelopment Project. The project was conceived to provide decent, affordable homes to over 2000 households who had been forcefully evicted from their ancestral homes in Maroko in the 1990s. The Award was given to acknowledge the community engagement and collaborative partnerships that went into the enumeration and verification exercise …

  • 06092018: UNILAG-ARUA LAUNCH TWO CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

    The University of Lagos (www.unilag.edu.ng) and the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) (www.arua.org.za) announce the launching of two research hubs: The Centre of Excellence in Urbanization and Habitable Cities (http://chsunilag.com/ARUA) and the Centre for Unemployment and Skills Development. The CoE in Urbanization and Habitable Cities is domiciled in the Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development and will lead research into seven thematic areas for the next five years, under …

  • 06/07092018: AGENDA SETTING WORKSHOP FOR COE IN URBANIZATION AND HABITABLE CITIES

    Following the official launch of the Centre of Excellence for Urbanization and Habitable Cities, the Centre would commence operations immediately with an Agenda setting workshop with collaborating universities across Africa. At the end of the workshop, the partners would have charted a path for research and research capacity building in seven thematic areas: African urbanization dynamics, housing and regeneration, urban health and liveability, sustainable urban design and infrastructure, …

  • 07092018: CENTRE PRESENTS RESEARCH REPORT ON HOUSING FINANCE IN NIGERIA

    On the 7th of September 2018, the Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development would present the outcome of the first stage of its research report on housing finance in Nigeria. The research, titled ‘Funding Housing Delivery in Nigeria through three real estate investment instruments’ was carried out with the support of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Nigeria (REDAN) (http://www.redanonline.org.ng).  

    Public presentation of research findings is scheduled for …

  • UNILAG CHS SIGNS MOU ON KNOWLEDGE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK OF NIGERIA

    The University of Lagos Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (https://www.fmbn.gov.ng/).

    The MOU will strengthen the research capacities of the Bank, while also providing impactful capacity building for members of staff at all levels. Speaking at the sign-off event, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, the Managing Director/CEO of the Apex Mortgage Bank in Nigeria noted the need for such a strategic partnership …

  • Call For Papers: International Conference on Land and Development in Lagos.

     

    THEME:    LAND AND DEVELOPMENT IN LAGOS 

    Land is the true wealth of nations and the basis on which civilizations and development are constructed. It is the ultimate resource of the biosphere, the physical aspect of the earth upon which the foundation of other components is built. Governments have extensively relied on it for revenue necessary to fund critical development projects. Land affects every aspect of the city and national development. It …

  • Report: Lagos Studies Association Round-table Discussion

    The 2018 Lagos Studies Association Conference took place 19 – 23 June 2018 at the Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Lagos. The Centre for Housing Studies hosted a roundtable session on the 23rd of June themed: “Slum Redevelopment and Regeneration in Lagos State: Any Hope for Locally Relevant Policies? The session had has panelists, Professor T. G. Nubi, Dr. Basirat Oyalowo and Dr. Basheer Oshodi, and was moderated by Dr. Lola Akande of department of English, University …

  • Workshop Session At The Lagos Studies Association Conference.

    THEME: SLUM REDEVELOPMENT AND REGENERATION IN LAGOS STATE: ANY HOPE FOR LOCALLY RELEVANT POLICIES?

    Panel Summary:

    Although urban regeneration has come to be seen as a panacea for urban decay, offering the possibility of turning blighted communities into viable areas where people can live, work and play in safety and harmony with nature. However, it has been severally criticized as a tool of neo-liberalization that brings about displacement of residents, while destroying their social capital …

  • Communique Arising From The Round Table/Expert Panel Discussion On The 2018 Re-Enactment Of The Land Use Charge Law

    COMMUNIQUE ARISING FROM THE ROUND TABLE /EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE 2018 RE-ENACTMENT OF THE LAND USE CHARGE LAW

    HELD ON THURSDAY, 19TH OF APRIL, 2018

    IN THE BOARDROOM, FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS,

    UNDER THE AUSPICES OF

    THE DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT, FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS

     

    1.0 Introduction 

    The Department has observed with keen interest, recent efforts to re-enact the Lagos State Land Use Charge Law and the …

  • Upcoming Event: Home Ownership Made Easy

    It's never easy trying to figure out how or even if you'll eventually own a home. You want it but you're not sure if, with all the expenses constantly calling for attention, you'll ever get it. Well, how about we help you make the right plans and take the right steps to ultimately owning a home of your dreams. The University of Lagos Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development in collaboration with NECA's Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) presents " HOME OWNERSHIP MADE EASY" to …