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Town and Country Planning and Administration in Nigeria

Town and Country Planning and Administration in Nigeria Reviews the development of town and country planning andadministration in Nigeria from the colonial period to the present. TheBritish colonial administration, with its religious and missionary zeal,created the cultural, social and ideological premisses of modern townand country planning and administration in Nigeria. Different land useswere established without proper planning. These primary initiatives sawthe emergence and formalization of physical planning and planninglegislation. Planning in the country is still redundant and unable tocope with urban and regional development problems. Inadequate socialaccounts, local planning theories, models, and professional planningeducation, and a lack of financial resources and statutory legitimacyare the major planning problems. Conclusions, suggestions andrecommendations are made encouraging planners to be more proactive. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Public Sector Management Emerald Publishing

Town and Country Planning and Administration in Nigeria

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0951-3558
DOI
10.1108/09513559310039683
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Abstract

Reviews the development of town and country planning andadministration in Nigeria from the colonial period to the present. TheBritish colonial administration, with its religious and missionary zeal,created the cultural, social and ideological premisses of modern townand country planning and administration in Nigeria. Different land useswere established without proper planning. These primary initiatives sawthe emergence and formalization of physical planning and planninglegislation. Planning in the country is still redundant and unable tocope with urban and regional development problems. Inadequate socialaccounts, local planning theories, models, and professional planningeducation, and a lack of financial resources and statutory legitimacyare the major planning problems. Conclusions, suggestions andrecommendations are made encouraging planners to be more proactive.

Journal

International Journal of Public Sector ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1993

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