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Why Africa’s Cities Need African Planning

Arch Daily: In this article, originally posted on Future Cape Town as "Designing African Cities: Urban Planning Education in Nigeria", Professors Vanessa Watson and Babatunde Agbola discuss a paradigm shift occurring in Nigerian Planning Schools: from the American and European planning theories that have so far been applied in Nigeria to new theories more suited to dealing with the unique challenges presented by African cities. In June 2011, the Governor of Osun State inaugurated a 10 man Committee for the...