Urban And Regional Planning

URP 301 C
Regional Development Planning
URP 301 C | URP | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course covers the historical development of Town Planning through the various epochs of history to identify the factors that have affected the use of land and the form and distribution of settlements. It also covers the definition and concept of a region, analysis of the central place theory, theories and processes of regional development and analysis of the main causes of regional imbalance. The course further covers functional strategies for regional planning, study of the development of settlements in Africa and outline of the development of the philosophy of planning in Nigeria set against the social and economic development since independence.

URP 303 C
Land Use Resource Management
URP 303 C | URP | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is examines the factors that determine the urban land use and the interrelation among them explain the overall pattern of a city. It therefore exposes the students to the different types of land use in urban areas, their functions, process of changes and the management techniques. Topics to be covered are examination of the factors such as social, economic, government and physical controls and the interrelationship among these factors. Different types of landforms, their functions and management techniques. The interaction between type and intensity of land use and transportation, the process of land use change and theory of public control over private use. Others are methods of land use classifications, principles for planning and design of specific areas –residential, commercial, industrial, recreation, public and semi-public etc

URP 305 C
Planning Studio III – Neighbourhood Design
URP 305 C | URP | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This is a third year course on the fundamentals of Neighbourhood Planning designed primarily for students in Urban and Regional Planning. It is a course that provides basic knowledge on the assessment housing needs and devising appropriate alternative planning solution. As a practical course, it focuses on neighbourhood design concept and housing layout/sub-division as a detailed aspect of neighbourhood planning using AUTOCAD with technical report.

URP 307 C
Site Selection and Planning
URP 307 C | URP | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

The course is expected to broaden the knowledge of students on site selection and planning. Understand the definition and scope of site planning, principles and factors of site selection. Site survey and analysis for purposeful design, design brief, goals and objectives. What is the process of site design, site engineering and infrastructure as well as the standards?

URP 309 C
Traffic and Transportation Planning
URP 309 C | URP | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is exploratory. It is expected that knowledge derived will be useful in URP306 a planning studio course. However, it also meets the need of students in other fields; as such students from transport management technology (TMT) also offer the course. It combines both theory and practical the practical aspect focuses on carrying out traffic count, while the theory aspect deals with having good background of why there is traffic hold-up in most urban areas, and how they are tackled. Topics to be covered include transportation planning process, transportation and land use, modelling in transportation planning, urban road design, traffic surveys and analysis.

URP 311 C
Rural Development Planning
URP 311 C | URP | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The course focuses on Definition and Identification of rural settlements; Concept of Rural Development, the theories of rural land use and the economies of land use decision in agriculture and its classification system in rural areas. It also covers Institutions for the Provision of public goods and infrastructures in the rural areas; Community Development and self help projects; Relevance of millennium development goals (MGDs) to rural development planning. Concept of rural poverty; programmes for the alleviation of rural poverty; public-private partnership (PPP) initiatives in the provision of rural infrastructure.

URP 313 C
Industrial Development Planning
URP 313 C | URP | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course is exploratory. It is expected that knowledge derived will be useful in meeting the needs of students in real life experience, particularly in industrial management and planning. It focuses on both theory and model that are useful for industrial development, management and planning. Some of the models examined in the course include that of Weber, Losch, W. Isard, David Ricado, and Shaffel industrial models. Topics to be covered are itemize under the course outline.

URP 315 C
Coastal Zone Management
URP 315 C | URP | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

The goal of this course is to introduce to the students the coastal environments and its components, and the basic principles of integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) in an attempt to achieve sustainability on the coast. The coast is the interface between the land and the ocean, and is hence affected by dynamic processes. The coast also supports unique and especially fragile ecosystems, being areas of great environmental and aesthetic value. Recent research shows that climate change could involve a rise in sea level of several millimetres per year, and an increase in the frequency and intensity of coastal storms. The combined effects will have serious repercussions on the coast such as flood and erosion. Hence, there is the need to have an understanding of the coastal systems and the various concepts useful in managing the 2 coast in a sustainable manner. Students of urban and regional planning will benefit immensely from the study of coastal systems and its management concepts and they will be able to apply the basic planning principles to plan for a sustainable coast. Topics to be covered include introduction to coastal zones, geomorphology of coastal zones, ecology of the coast, the concept of integrated coastal zone management and its management strategies in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, and lastly, examination of international treaties and conventions on coastal zone management.

URP 302 C
Housing Process
URP 302 C | URP | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an exploratory, it is designed to introduce student in the field of environmental studies to basic issues in housing studies, the concepts of housing in developing countries with reference to Nigeria. However, this provide basis of understanding various challenges encountered in housing provision in Nigeria by both public and private organizations. It provides also help the students with explicit views of the determination of housing needs and means of calculating it, in other to suggest measures of solving housing problems in Nigeria. Topics to be covered include; housing as a basic human necessity, the universality of the housing problems, classification of dwelling by buildings materials, location, tenure, design variable, etc, assessing housing needs in qualitative and quantitative term, housing standard and construction among others, housing design and construction process among others.

URP 304 C
The Planning Process
URP 304 C | URP | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an explanatory programme, first course in urban and regional planning designed primarily for students in all of environmental management. As an explanatory course, the focus is to impart useful knowledge on the students in order to have a full understanding of stages and techniques in planning activities and prepare them for other specialised applications to environmental management. Topics to be covered include models that relate to the needs of man, planning process, formation of human communities such as band, village, town, and urban structures. Also, city structure and urban system such as formal and informal economic, social and physical structure will be analysed.

URP 306 C
Planning Studio IV (Transportation Design)
URP 306 C | URP | 2nd Semester |

Course Synopsis

The course is expected to expose the students to studies of major land-use problem at an urban scale. Emphasis is on Transportation Planning, theories learnt in earlier courses are expected to be applied. Students are to be conversant with the use of AutoCAD and other related computer software in Traffic and Transportation Design. The students are expected to write a Technical Report to explain their designs.

URP 308 C
Quantitative Techniques
URP 308 C | URP | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course exposes candidates to data editing, classification and analysis. It is to help students in the field of Urban and Regional Planning on how to handle planning related data. In addition, it is expected that at the end of the course candidates will be able to analyse data manually and through the use of computer software. Candidates will be exposed to both descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics to be covered include analytical techniques for analysing planning data; presentation of data; parametric and non-parametric statistical techniques; correlation and regression analysis; forecasting techniques; models in planning and use of computer application in data analysis, such as SPSS, EXCEL, STATISTCA and other packages.

URP 310 C
Urban Design Theory
URP 310 C | URP | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is a third year course on the fundamentals of urban design and arrangement designed primarily for students in Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture and Remote Sensing. It is a course that provides basic knowledge on methods and development of planning policies in urban planning and the urbanisation process occasioned by rural-urban migration. As a theoretically-based course, it focuses on theories of urban growth and development techniques, the concentric zonation, sector, and multiple nuclei theories, city, radburn and neighbourhood concepts as well as theories of planning and management in urban societies.

URP 312E
Highway Engineering
URP 312E | URP | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course covers highway studies in city and regional perspectives such as its importance, technical studies, economic viability details, road use analysis and financial studies (all in city and regional planning perspectives). It also covers strategies for Urban and Regional structural development such as full motorization strategy, weak centre strategy, strong centre strategy, hybrid strategies, e.tc. The course further covers road design and construction methods such as Macadam, Telford, Tresaquet Pierre and Metcalf construction methods. The course also covers road geometry and layout designs such as the cross sectional elements, sight distances, road alignments principles and aesthetics among others. It further covers highway construction materials and maintenance, road pavements design such as rigid and flexible pavements, typical failures in pavement types, road furniture and aesthetics. Environmental impact assessment of roads and highways is equally part of this course.