Research Papers/Topics in Urban And Regional Planning

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND CLOUD COMPUTING ALTERING THE SEARCHING AND TRAINING OF INVOLVED URBAN PLANNING

ABSTRACTTechnological change has greatly impacted everyday life. In Finland, for example, Nokia and the mobile phone technology have enjoyed a similar position as a national vehicle for economic and social change, as the tractor in the Soviet Union, in the 1950 ́s. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have transformed the way people communicate and interact with one another. It has brought, not only new ways of socializing, consuming and producing services and experiencing place...

SMART GREEN EVENHANDED METROPOLIS ACTIONS AGAINST URBAN PLANNING IN EUROPEAN UNION

ABSTRACTToday development is related to globalization and transition to digital economy as well as to growing pressures on the environment and the society. As the proportion of the urban population is rapidly increasing, cities are becoming more and more the focus of these changes this paper. Most cities in the European Union (EU) are increasingly promoting smart green just actions, trying to learn from the experience of more advanced cities in this field. These actions obviously affect urban...

Three-Dimension Modelling of Urban Temperature Landmasses and Its Planning Consequences

ABSTRACTThe study adopted Thermal Infrared Remote (TIR) Sensing and Geospatial Information System (GIS) Techniques using LANDSAT TM, LANDSAT ETM and LANDSAT OLI sensors to acquire Urban Surface temperature data emitted by objects in the study area and store the information as a digital number (DN) thermal band (B6, B61 and B10) as well as secondary data acquired from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET). Urban Surface Temperature was obtained thro...

In-Land Water Based Transport in Lagos State: Challenges and Remedies

ABSTRACT Transportation is an essential need for humanity, be it land, air or sea based. It should devoid of operational handicaps. However, in Lagos State, In-land water based transportation encounters various kinds of impairments ranging from human induced to natural cause. To this end, this study explores the challenges encountering In-land water based transportation system in Lagos state. Adopting survey research design, both secondary and primary data were employed for the stud...

Exploring Labour-Based Approach for Rural Road Maintenance in Nigeria

ABSTRACT Rural roads are very cardinal to the socio-economic development of the rural population. They enhanced increased agricultural production, facilitate access to educational and health facilities and provide spatial interaction among rural communities. However, in Nigeria, the condition of rural roads is pathetic. More than 70% of rural road network is in deplorable condition, which is due partly to inadequate finance, weak technical knowhow of personnel, the use of heavy equi...

Africa Within Global Smart Cities: What Do We Know And How To Proceed?

Abstract Increasing globalization, unprecedented urbanisation, environmental consciousness and technology development has redirected global cities' focus towards strategic and smart solutions to solve issues changing city dynamics through a smart city agenda, African cities included. The smart city agenda has been globally debated via varying perspectives but most of the concept's ideology has been limited to the diffusion of technology; excluding social, human, economic, environmental c...

Spatial Analysis And Socio-Economic Burden Of Road Crashes In South-Western Nigeria

Road traffic accidents are a major health problem in Nigeria. Death and injuries resulting from road crashes in the country have been on the increase over the years. For instance, fatality rate rose from 5.3 in 1970 to 5.8 in 2005. The purpose of the paper is to assess the pattern and socio-economic burden of road crashes on road accident victims in south-western Nigeria. The study relied on the administration of 438 questionnaires to road accident victims in both public and private hospi...

ISSUES OF CONCERN IN ROAD TRANSPORT SYSTEM IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe road transport system in Nigeria has played a major role in the 'socio-economic development of the country. The road mode still remains the dominant and most elaborate of all forms of transport in the country today. However, several issues are of· concern to both the operators and users of road transport system in Nigeria. These include condition of roads and its funding, road traffic accidents and vehicular air pollution. For example, 54 per cent of the road network ...

INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS AND THE HUMAN SETTLEMENTS: TOWARDS INTEGRATION INTO EDUCATION CURRICULUM

ABSTRACTIndigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS), though a relatively new discipline, is an important area of human. endeavour which has been part of traditional society. Warren and Rajasekaran (1993), defined IK as 'the systematic body of knowledge acquired by local people through the accumulation of experience, informal experiments, and intimate understanding of the environment in a given culture. IKS rest on a validated assumption that an indigenous community is guided by those principles an...

Observed Automobile Drivers' Mobile Phone Use Rates in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe use of mobile phone while driving is a growing problem in both developed and developing countries. This problem was investigated among automobile drivers through fixed location observational survey in three residential densities in Ibadan Metropolis. The survey was undertaken for seven days between 7.00am and 7.00pm everyday. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were usedfor data analysis. The average phone use rates in low, medium and high densities were 4.3%, 4.2% an...

The August 2011 Flood in Ibadan, Nigeria: Anthropogenic Causes and Consequences

Abstract Determining when and where flood strikes can be a daunting task. Apart from heavy and prolonged rainfalls and river overflows, there are anthropogenic causal factors of flooding. These anthropogenic factors are significantly variable and exacerbate floods, but may be difficult to measure. This study aims to unravel some of the anthropogenic factors, particularly with respect to their contributions to the flood in Ibadan City on 26 August 2011. Data were collected through struc...

The level of sustainability performance of professionals in hazard prone environment of Akwa Ibom State.

Abstract The study evaluates the level of sustainability performance of professionals in hazard prone environment of Akwa Ibom State. In Nigeria, over 60-70% of Nigerian population relies on farming for livelihood. However, the obvious is that developing countries including Nigeria are lacking in capacity to sustain agricultural production which has resulted in scarcity of food and extinction of some produce. The worst is that professionals do not relate current information which would ...

OIL PIPELINE VANDALISM IN NIGERIA A PLANNERS PERCEPTION

ABSTRACT            Pipeline vandalism is a persistent social problem in all the major Nigerian urban centres today. Despite the inadequacy, the available have been consistently vandalized by criminals and mob. This has undoubtedly strained the limited resources of the governments. This paper examines the nature, types, location and costs of vandalism as well as identifying the various actors involved in vandalism of infrastructural facilities in Nigeria The paper highlights ...

Economic, Socio-Political and Environmental Risks of Road Development in the Tropics

It is projected that 25 million km of new paved roads will be developed globally by 2050—enough to encircle the planet more than 600 times. Roughly 90% of new roads will be built in developing nations, frequently in tropical and subtropical regions with high biodiversity and environmental values. Many developing nations are borrowing from international lenders or negotiating access to their natural resources in order to expand their transportation infrastructure. Given t...

SUSTAINABLE CITY: ISSUES AND CONSIDERATIONS

‘Sustainability’ has been everybody’s concern in different spheres of human settlements and their development. Every effort is made to make provisions for the inhabitants of these settlements to make their living better. Thus, quality of life has been the prime concern for the planners and policy makers while considering planning and developmental options for the settlements. Urban settlements have been in the limelight since past one and ...


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