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Electronic Building Plan Process Still Cumbersome – Town Planners

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Mr Olaide Afolabi, President of the Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON), on Friday called forwhen an improvement on the electronic method of processing building plan approvals in Lagos State. Afolabi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the electronic approach has yet make an appreciable impact on the process. He said that the electronic ...

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The Challenges of Financing Real Estate Developments in Nigeria

Financing real estate developments

Proper financing is all-important to successful property investment and development. In this article we take a critical look at the challenges of financing real estate developments in Nigeria. The term ‘development’ as defined in section 2(1) of the Nigerian Town and Country Planning ordinance 1948, states that “development in relation to any land includes any building or rebuilding operation and ...

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Town planners call for strategies to combat flooding in the country

Town planners call for strategies to combat flooding in the country

Independent reports that members of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Lagos Chapter, have called for strategies and policies to combat flooding in the country. They spoke during the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the body held at Academy Inn & Multipurpose Halls, Lateef Jakande Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos State. With a theme: “The Challenges Of Managing Flood In ...

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The Housing needs of Nigerian Paraplegics is a call to action

Paraplegics

It has been observed that disabled people especially those that are paralyzed from the waist down, also known as paraplegics are often times neglected when the issue of housing comes under focus. This article highlights the housing needs of Nigerian Paraplegics and calls governmental organizations to action. Disability is a common human condition and people with disabilities are often products ...

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The Role of Professionals in Averting Building Failure

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The effect of building failure or collapse of structures is colossal. A building, once properly constructed is expected to be in use for a very long time. Buildings, like all structures, are designed to support certain loads without deforming excessively. Housing is more than mere shelter; it encompasses all ancillary service and community facilities, which are necessary for human well ...

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Town planners AGM holds 27th – 30th Oct. in Ilorin

Town planners vow to uphold ethics

Settlement development practitioners, Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) have taken up a campaign to address the unsavoury situation in Nigerian cities that failed to provide for and promote an environment sustainable for living, work and recreation. The planners will be using its 46th Conference and AGM on “Making Cities in Nigeria Functional” to beam a light on the issue. ...

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Town planners charged to uphold ethics

Town planners vow to uphold ethics

The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, Lagos Chapter, has reiterated the need for its members and others in the built environment to strictly uphold the ethics of their professions. The relevance of adhering to the code of ethics and its effect on the society was the main topic of discussion at the chapter’s 32nd Annual General Meeting with the theme, ...

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Lagos NITP urges professionalism

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At the investiture ceremony of the 14th state chairman and the inauguration of the state chapter executive at the weekend in Lagos, the thirteen newly inaugurated executive members of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Lagos State Chapter was urged to follow the path of professionalism in carrying out their official engagements and responsibilities, even as town planning has ...

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The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP)

Every city or country requires structural planning. This is to enable the government strategize appropriately and effectively with the purpose of meeting the social, economic and environmental needs of the citizens. In Nigeria, the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) is the leading body tasked with the responsibility of improving the art and science of planning. It is responsible for ...

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7-man committee set up on land use planning report

The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) has inaugurated a seven-man committee on land use planning report with terms of reference to prepare a thorough land use analysis survey that will be followed by a map with identified land uses coded in the NITP approved professional colours. The committee members include Badejo Hakeem Olatunji who is the chairman, Mrs. Claudius ...

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