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Title:Perspective planning: the urban and regional planning dimensions
Author:Agbola, TundeISNI
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:physical planning
Abstract:The main purpose of perspective or developmental planning in Nigeria is to devise long-range strategies and to set worthwhile and implementable objectives for urban and regional planning. After briefly outlining the prerequisites for successful physical planning, the author examines their operation in Nigeria and concludes that modern urban and regional planning in Nigeria has failed. Policymakers and politicians do not understand what physical planning is and what physical planners do. The institutional framework for physical planning in Nigeria has been too weak, localized and inadequate to be effective, and planning as a profession has been uncommonly bureaucratized. The Nigerian physical environment is so chaotic that something akin to a physical planning revolution is almost imperative. The author thus proceeds to suggest ways in which urban and regional planning in Nigeria should be practised in the next twenty years and provides a 20-year perspective plan for physical planning, starting in 1989. Some of the major issues to be confronted are public participation in the planning process, the role of the professional planner, the supply and education of physical planners, and the institutional framework for perspective planning. Bibliogr., sum.