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  • COVID-19 and the Right to Housing in Nigeria

    COVID-19 AND THE RIGHT TO HOUSING IN NIGERIA

     

    ‘Bunmi Afinowi LL.M (UNILAG), PhD (UCT)

    Lecturer, Department of Private and Property Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos

    oafinowi@unilag.edu.ng

    olubunmiafinowi@gmail.com

     

    In December 2019 the Chinese CDC reported COVID-19 as a novel coronavirus[i]. By the 11th of March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had declared COVID-19 a global pandemic[ii], and called on all countries to take ‘urgent and …

  • In their Best Interest: Is Research into Informal Communities now too risky?

     

    IN THEIR BEST INTEREST: IS RESEARCH INTO INFORMAL COMMUNITIES NOW TOO RISKY?

     

    Basirat Oyalowo

    Lecturer, Department of Estate Management, University of Lagos

    boyalowo@unilag.edu.ng

    basiratoyalowo@gmail.com

     

    The way we used to research

    When researching issues relating to informal communities (and also slum communities), direct contact with residents is generally a significant component. The ability to go into the communities to ‘see’ the situation and …

  • Rethinking Sustainable Labour activities in Urban Centres: Fallouts from the COVID-19 Pandemic

     

     

     RETHINKING SUSTAINABLE LABOUR ACTIVITIES IN URBAN CENTERS:  FALLOUTS FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

     

    Oluwabunmi O. ADEJUMO

    Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

    jumobum@gmail.com; adejumobum@oauife.edu.ng

     

    The lockdown policy implemented to check the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has altered working patterns, which has resulted in different effects across different professions and …

  • What does COVID-19 and Climate Change have in common within Slums?

    WHAT DOES COVID-19 AND CLIMATE CHANGE HAVE IN COMMON WITHIN SLUMS?

     

    Olumuyiwa Adegun 

    Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Federal University of Technology, Akure obadegun@futa.edu.ng muyiwaadegun@yahoo.co.uk

     

    As soon as COVID-19 infection found its way into African countries, many scholars started expressing their concerns about urban settlements. Low-income, informal, overcrowded areas have a high risk of rapid transmission within urban settlements and are …

  • Stakeholders' Resilience during COVID-19 in Lagos-Ogun Periphery

    STAKEHOLDERS’ RESILIENCE DURING COVID 19 IN LAGOS-OGUN PERIPHERY

     

    Funmilayo Mokunfayo Adedire

    Senior lecturer, Department of Architecture, Lead City University, Ibadan

    funmidire@gmail.com

     

    The abrupt disruption of Covid-19 pandemic exposed the vulnerability of African cities’ periphery. In response to the urbanisation demand in global prime cities, of which Lagos is one, dual land uses exist in the urban periphery, where the hinterland spontaneously converted …

  • Cities and COVID 19: Key Lessons and Research Imperatives for Nigeria

    Cities and COVID 19: Key Lessons and Research Imperatives for Nigeria

     

    Lindsay Sawyer1 and Taibat Lawanson2

    1Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, Urban Studies and Planning Department, University of Sheffield l.sawyer@sheffield.ac.uk

     

    2Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development, University of Lagos 

     tlawanson@unilag.edu.ng

     

    In May of this year, fifteen urban researchers from Nigerian Universities and Institutes and leading urban scholars from the …

  • National and city-based approaches to managing the novel coronavirus in South Africa

    National and city-based approaches to managing the novel coronavirus in South Africa

     

    Abimbola Windapo is Associate Professor at the Department of Construction Economics and Management, University of Cape Town

     

    The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in massive disruption of supply chains, the bursting of financial bubbles, and could very well lead the world into another great depression. These economic factors compounded with the obvious health ones affect how cities …

  • Physical Planning and Urban Development in Post COVID-19 Lagos: Some Lessons on Integration From the State of Hessen, Germany

    PHYSICAL PLANNING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN POST COVID-19 LAGOS: SOME LESSONS ON INTEGRATION FROM THE STATE OF HESSEN, GERMANY

    Jammie A. Titilayo  is a lecturer at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Lagos and a Doctoral Researcher at the Graduate School Kritis of Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany).

     

    The concept of integration has to be recognised by African city planners and administrators as an important part of physical planning in 21st …

  • Emerging COVID-19 Realities: time to rethink Urban Planning in Nigeria

     

    Emerging COVID-19 Realities: time to rethink Urban Planning in Nigeria

     

    Abimbola T. Alabi is a lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning

    Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso

     

    Epidemics are unpleasant realities of life and their spasmodic occurrences over time pervade human history. The COVID-19 pandemic would not be the first to bring to light the built environment-health nexus. The link between urban planning and public …

  • How Communities Can Play an Important Role In Curtailing the Spread of COVID-19 in Lagos State

    Mofelola Olayanju (Graduate Research Assistant at the Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development, University of Lagos)

    HOW COMMUNITIES CAN PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN CURTAILING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN LAGOS STATE

    The Lagos State Government recently eased the lockdown on the state after nearly a month due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This has allowed the reopening of businesses and free movement within the state. This was done to alleviate the harsh economic impact on the livelihoods of …