This Publication, commissioned by HBS Abuja office and actualized by Lagos Urban Development Initiatives, seeks to encourage readers to drive a public conversation about the potential of ignored citizens from all spheres, to re-imagine their city, and to effect equitable changes that will be inclusive and benefit of all.
This report analyses the provision of urban services in the low-income community of Otumara, Lagos, with a focus on water supply, examining the relevant actors, actor constellations and modes of interaction.
The paper explains how Community Development Associations (CDAs) could fill the vacuum in local urban governance created by the dysfunctionality of the third tiers of government in Nigeria, the local governments.
The University of Lagos Centre for Housing Sustainable Development supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung Nigeria partnered with community members to prepare this Resilience Action Plan for the Ajegunle-Ikorodu community in Lagos to prevent, anticipate and respond to shocks and stresses from both natural and man-made occurrences.
This publication debunks a series myths and stereotypes that have dominated the debate on Lagos urban development for decades, and offers reflections on how to make the city more inclusive and climate resilient.
The revised, second edition (2018) of “Urban Planning Processes in Lagos” is the result of a yearlong research process that examines the relation between urban policies, urban interventions, the role of governance, and the different actors in Lagos. The publication shows that Lagos urban policies do not often benefit those at the centre of economic development: the Lagosians – of which a significant number lives below the poverty line.