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  • Air Quality and Community Health Nexus during COVID 19 Lockdown in Ibadan, Nigeria

    Air Quality and Community Health Nexus during COVID 19 Lockdown in Ibadan, Nigeria

    Toluwalope Ogunro, (Ph.D) is a Post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development, University of Lagos

     

    A challenge of rapidly urbanizing cities is outdoor air pollution which reduces the quality of air people breathe. Urbanization in rapidly growing cities is characterized by population growth; thereby increasing the demand for energy for cooking, lighting, transport and …

  • New York City’s response to COVID-19 offers leadership insights for African cities

    New York City’s response to COVID-19 offers leadership insights for African cities

    By Claudia Frittelli

    Claudia Frittelli is program officer, Higher Education and Research in Africa at Carnegie Corporation of New York.

    May 11, 2020

     

    Background

    New York City (NYC) with an estimated population of 8.7 million is the Coronavirus hardest-hit urban center in the world. By May 9, COVID-19 deaths had risen to over 14,500, but new hospitalizations had gradually decreased …

  • CONTENDING WITH COVID-19 IN NIGERIA: MUSIC TO THE RESCUE

    CONTENDING WITH COVID-19 IN NIGERIA: MUSIC TO THE RESCUE

     

    Nweke, Florence is a lecturer in the Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos.

     

    The COVID-19 pandemic, which started in Wuhan China in December, 2019, is still ravaging the world, leaving in its trail, tears, sorrow, disillusion, and death of multitudes. Nigeria not left out of the devastation since the index case - an Italian was established on February 27th, 2020. Despite the assurance by governmental …

  • WHY EASING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IN LAGOS MAY BE MORE COMPLICATED THAN WE ENVISAGED.

    WHY EASING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IN LAGOS MAY BE MORE COMPLICATED THAN WE ENVISAGED.

     

    Tope Babade is a lecturer in the Department of Estate Management, University of Lagos and also a member of Land Management and Administration cluster.

     

    COVID-19 pandemic had infected over 3.7million people and killed over 250,000 worldwide as at May 05, 2020 according to tracking website – worldometer info. Nigeria had 2,950 confirmed cases, 98 deaths while Lagos had 1,183 confirmed …

  • WASH as a fundamental factor in addressing COVID19 effectively in Nigeria.

    Covid-19 response and the WASH sector – Taking a long-term perspective   By Timeyin Uwejamomere  Several comments have been expressed with respect to the way the various governments in Nigeria - Federal and States have responded to the advent of the corona virus infection. Some people feel the response is not adequately home grown. That the level of poverty in the country and the desire to meet our food needs will flush people into the streets. Others have suggested …

  • Is Digital Tourism a possibility in the Post Covid Nigeria?

    Is Digital Tourism a possibility in the Post Covid Nigeria?

    Mayowa Adegoriola and Timothy Akinwande

    Mayowa Adegoriola is a lecturer in the Department of Estate Management, University of Lagos and a PhD candidate in Building and Real Estate Department, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is a member of Urban Health and Liveability cluster.

    Timothy Akinwande is a lecturer and PhD candidate in the Department of Estate Management, University of Lagos. He is a member of Land Management …

  • COVID 19 RESPONSES IN ACTION: THE PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES IN SIERRA LEONE

    COVID 19 RESPONSES IN ACTION: THE PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES IN SIERRA LEONE

    By Abu Conteh and Joseph M Macarthy (Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre, a member of the ARUA Africa Network on Urbanization and Habitable Cities)

    As at Monday, 20th April, Sierra Leone had a cumulative total of 43 cases of corona virus. This might seem very small when compared to other countries, but it has wider implications for the country’s economy and the health of the population – especially the …

  • A Techno-Planning Solution for a post-COVID mobility

    A Techno-Planning Solution for a post-COVID mobility

     

    Hakeem Olatunji Badejo, Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners and Managing Partner of Hob Consult, a Town Planning Consulting Firm

     

    Global terrorism and trafficking in illicit weapons and drugs has resulted in a world order of strict security checks, especially for international travelers. Incidentally, minimal attention is being paid to microbes and viruses which have the potential to destroy the human …

  • Responding to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: How communities are bridging emerging governance gaps in Lagos

    Responding to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: How communities are bridging emerging governance gaps in Lagos

     

    Damilola Odekunle

    Lecturer and PhD candidate in Urban Planning at the University of Lagos and a member of Pro-poor development and Sustainable cities and African urbanization dynamics research clusters

     

     

    The global community is battling to contain the spread of COVID-19, an infectious disease that has made almost a million people sick …

  • HOUSING AS THE FUNDAMENTAL LINK TO TACKLING COVID-19 IN NIGERIA

    HOUSING AS THE FUNDAMENTAL LINK TO TACKLING COVID-19 IN NIGERIA

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    Dr. Akintade Afolayan

                                       

    Dr Akintade Afolayan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Estate Management, University of Lagos. He is a member of the Land Management and Administration and African Urbanisation …