The Implications of adopting Sustainable Urbanism in developing resilient places in Abuja, Nigeria

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Momoh, J., Medjdoub, B. and Opaluwah, A. (2020). The Implications of adopting Sustainable Urbanism in developing resilient places in Abuja, Nigeria. Construction Economics and Building.
AuthorsMomoh, J., Medjdoub, B. and Opaluwah, A.
Abstract

Urbanism is the study of how inhabitants of urban spaces interact with the built environment which has affected how various cities and urban environments are being transformed based on the metamorphosis that takes place daily. This has resulted in various urbanism theories which have developed, evolved and transformed from the nineteen century till date. Urbanism as a theory and a way of life is clearly defined as the study of cities within its geographic, economic, political, social and cultural environs which generates an imprint on the built environment. Looking at this definition, the combination of the social, economic and environmental dimension has given birth to sustainable urbanism which is a recent movement used in developing urban environments. Sustainable urbanism is both the study of cities and the practices to build them, which focuses on promoting their long term viability by reducing consumption, waste and harmful impacts on people and place while enhancing the overall well-being of both people and place.
This journal paper analyses the implications of sustainable urbanism principles and its effects in developing resilient places. The paper focuses on a case study area in the capital city of Abuja, Nigeria which is currently undergoing massive urban development. The paper is also based on extensive literature review and archival retrieval of historical documents. Alongside interviews from academics (10), practitioners (10), and government officials (10) making a total of 30 participants. The main findings will create an understanding behind the definition of sustainability and sustainable urbanism with special focus on Abuja city. Results from this research will inform the development of a truly resilient and sustainable urban future in developing countries. As well as how sustainability and sustainable urbanism can be actualised/adopted in developing countries.

KeywordsDeveloping countries; Sustainability; Sustainable Urbanism; Urbanisation; Urban Regeneration
Year2020
JournalConstruction Economics and Building
PublisherUTS ePress
ISSN2204-9029
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Accepted20 Dec 2020
Deposited21 Dec 2020
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