The implications of adopting sustainable urbanism in developing resilient places in Abuja, Nigeria
Momoh, J., Medjdoub, B., Ebohon, O., Ige, O., Young, B. and Ruoyu, J. (2022). The implications of adopting sustainable urbanism in developing resilient places in Abuja, Nigeria. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation. 03 (2398), p. 4708. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-03-2022-0043
|Authors||Momoh, J., Medjdoub, B., Ebohon, O., Ige, O., Young, B. and Ruoyu, J.|
Purpose – Sustainable urbanism is the study of both cities and the practices to build them, which focusses 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 paper analyses the implications of adopting sustainable urbanism principles and developing resilient places with Abuja as the area of focus to tackle the highlighted issues.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on qualitative research which is centred on an extensive literature review and archival retrieval of historical documents. This includes the emergence of urbanism, sustainable urbanism definition and current issues surrounding its adaptation. The paper also focusses on a case study area in the capital city of Abuja, Nigeria which is currently undergoing massive urban development. Interviews are conducted with academics (13), practitioners (12) and government officials (10) making a total of 35 participants.
Findings – The main findings will create an understanding of the definition of sustainability and sustainable urbanism with a special focus on Abuja city. It was realised from the interviews that sustainable urbanism in broad terms encompasses economic, social, and environmental sustainability, and that these dimensions vary across different contexts even in the developing world. Also, sustainability can be achieved through deploying the right combination of measures, policies, assessment tools, sustainability assessment, good governance, and training/education and incentives.
Originality/value – By reviewing the selected studies which explore a wide range of disciplines and research
Keywords - Developing countries, Sustainability, Sustainable urbanism, Urbanisation, Urban regeneration
Paper type Research paper
|Keywords||Developing countries, Sustainability, Sustainable urbanism, Urbanisation, Urban regeneration|
|Journal||International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation|
|Journal citation||03 (2398), p. 4708|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-03-2022-0043|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJBPA-03-2022-0043/full/html|
|08 Jun 2022|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||13 Jun 2022|
|Deposited||06 Oct 2022|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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