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 …
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 …
THE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER IN TIME OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
Chibueze, Ozioma Ogbonna is Administrator at TotalCare International School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
The debut of the coronavirus was announced in China in late 2019. Since then, it has become a global pandemic, ravaging all walks of life including health, education, business, production industry and the service sector. The education sector is one of the hardest hit, as instructors all over the …
Covid-19, Self-Isolation and Housing Design Inadequacy in Lagos
Vine Osato is a Real Estate Officer at Uraga Real Estate Limited, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, emerged from Wuhan, China in December 2019. According to the World Health Organization (2020), it is a deadly novel disease transmitted through droplets of saliva and nose discharge from an infected person. It is spreading rapidly in Nigeria, in spite of quick intervention of federal and …
REFLECTION ON COVID19 IN NIGERIA: HOUSING AS A GOVERNANCE RESPONSE TO POVERTY & DISEASE CONTROL
Tpl Lekwa Ezutah is President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners
If global leaders foresaw the sudden outbreak of a novel pandemic like COVID-19 five years ago, many of them would have assiduously worked to strengthen capacity of the various sectors in their countries. The impacts of COVID-19 have been far-reaching in many ways, even for the most developed countries. Without prior …
Post Covid-19 Urban Planning Strategies: Lesson from Hong Kong Spatial Analytical Approach (SAR) and Suggestions for Lagos
Oluwole Soyinka is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong.
The global environment and economy are currently faced with the dilemma of (novel) coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and cities around the world are affected differently. Debates are on-going on the causes, …
Engaging COVID-19 in South Africa through a gendered lens
Kiara Rampaul is a Masters research student under the SARCHi Chair for Inclusive Cities (NRF-SACN), Department of Town and Regional Planning, School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
COVID-19 knows no country, borders, race, gender, nor status. It is an indiscriminate foe and the battle against this pandemic will be long and uneasy. The …
Urban Agriculture can be the pathway to Food Security in Nigeria
Olalekan Aduloju is a lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Environmental Science, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
The conditions shaping current urban food systems include population growth, urbanisation, changing diets and most recently, the coronavirus (COVID-19). In this period of global emergency, Adam-Bradford & Veenhuizen (2015) recount that over 1 …
HOW THE HOMELESS OBEYED THE “STAY AT HOME ORDER” IN THE NIGERIAN COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
Dr Gbemiga Bolade Faniran lectures at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Without mincing words, housing is more than the provision of mere shelter. It is globally acknowledged as the most important after food and clothing. It is conceptualised variedly as: a process and a product, the image of a neighbourhood …
Fighting Disease Pandemic with Planning: Exploring African COVID-19 Experiences
Ayobami Abayomi Popoola
Department of Town and Regional Planning, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Since the Bubonic plague of 1924 in Lagos, Nigeria, and more recent epidemics of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDs in South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, as well as malaria in DR Congo, Uganda, Mozambique and Niger, concerns have been raised …