This course primarily designed for students in urban and regional planning as a discipline. However, it also meets the need of students in other fields such as Estate management. As a review course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students on analytical skills learnt from 100 levels in order to enhance their competence and prepare them for other specialised applications to be encountered at higher levels. Topics to be covered include Planning standards, agencies involved in enforcing planning standard, and problems of enforcement.
Each student must prepare and present at least a seminar paper of an approved major planning issue which may be related to either an independent project or an approved topic of dissertation. The aim is to test the studentâ€™s potential in a standard seminar paper.
The purpose of this course is to broaden the knowledge of students on the need for adoption a new town planning design around a capital city. Rapid growth in urbanization is characteristic of the developing countries. This brings about urbanization problems, which include shortage of housing, social facilities/amenities, shortage of employment opportunities etc. arising from over population. Akure city is no exception to this trend. All over the world, the establishment of a satellite town is often regarded as a panacea to this seemingly intractable problem. Thus, a new city is being proposed to take off the heat from Akure, which is being adjudged as one of the most rapidly growing city in southwestern Nigeria. The proposed new town is therefore expected to absorb activities as well as provide housing for the rapidly expanding population. The town is expected to be a medium-sized city quite independent, relatively self-sustaining, a planned community able to support a range of housing types and economic opportunities for the residents. The proposed master plan shall borrow extensively on contemporary environmental management paradigms. The outcome is an environmentally friendly and sustainable new town master plan
This course endeavours to introduce students to basic definitions and concepts relating to risks, hazards, emergency, disaster and disaster management. It is also aimed at exposing students to knowledge of various disasters such as natural and man-made disasters. In addition, the study will explore some other issues like information on warning signs in disaster management. The course will present the conceptual meaning, case studies and the impact assessment of these issues to illuminate how they constitute threats to human existence. Specifically, the course deals with the analysis and assessment of various disasters, disaster prone areas, and their management and prevention. It is expected that this course will identify these disasters and develop diagnostic frameworks through which solutions towards hazard mitigation and effective disaster management could be proffered.
This course will give the students an understanding of the concepts of tourism and recreation, the differences and similarities between the two concepts, and the origin of tourism as a concept. It will equally inform students about the various types of tourism and recreation activities, the types of tourist and recreational resources and the benefits of tourism and recreation to man, environment and the nation. The course will equally enlighten students on the responsibilities of the public sector in the promotion of tourism for national development and the approaches for determining tourism demand and supply. Issues that border on the peculiarities of tourist resources and ways of conserving such resources will equally be brought to light among others. Major tourist attraction across the globe will equally be mentioned in the course of the study.
This course will expose students to an overview of remote sensing and remote sensing system as well as the application of GIS to Urban and Regional Planning. Among the topics that will be discussed include Electromagnetic radiation, its laws, sources and Interactions with the atmosphere, imaging and non-imaging systems, data acquisition through remote sensing, reception and processing of such data among others.
This course is an applied course which affords the students opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge from course learnt at the lower levels. It affords the students the opportunity of learning about the surface and subsurface soil conditions. Knowledge of landscape planning is also impacted as well as utilities and services. Know the Functional requirements of building environments in sitting building structures. Students are taught the Machinery of planning control and planning application. It also affords the students opportunity to learn the relevance of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the practice of Urban and Regional Planning particularly as relates to the â€˜Concept of Millennium Cityâ€™.
The course is expected to solidify the knowledge of students on the principles of Urban and Regional Planning. Having been on the programme for over four years, the students are expected to get a deeper knowledge on the link between theory and actual practise of Urban and Regional Planning. The course teaches Town Planning as a profession, what does a Town Planner do and relationship between a Town Planner and developers in the planning process. Students are to be conversant with professional ethics and code of professional conducts and education of planners.
This is a fifth (final) year course on the fundamentals of regional planning designed primarily for students in Urban and Regional Planning. It is a course that provides basic knowledge on spatial inequalities, disparities in socio-economic welfare, irregularities of income distribution between groups in a region and problem of limited provision of public goods or facilities. As a practical course, it focuses on decision making and the introduction of appropriate strategies to produce a comprehensive regional plan using GIS and AUTOCAD software; including a model of the proposal and technical report.
This course seek to introduce students to the application of science and engineering principles to improve the environment to provide health, water, air and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to remediate polluted sites. The course is tailored to the need of students studying urban and regional planning to ensure they understand the planning implications and considerations for various public utilities, as well as design standards for services which include water supply, sewage, drainage, electricity, and telephones. Other aspects of the course include site investigation for planning urban facilities, principles of management techniques for public utilities and services amongst which include municipal solid waste management, and general public health administration in urban areas.
The goal of this course is to introduce geographic information systems (GIS) to students in Urban and Regional Planning. GIS is a contemporary tool used in various disciplines. However, in Urban and Regional Planning, GIS is useful for urban analysis, land use analysis, flooding, coastal zone management, urban renewal, transportation planning, and disaster management among others. As a practical course, the focus is to impart and enhance their analytical skills using GIS analytical tools for presentation, communication and decision making which forms the bedrock of Urban Planning as a profession. Topics to be covered include Introduction to GIS, Database structures and formats, data inputting, editing and topology in GIS, Integration of spatial and non-spatial data, spatial analysis, Remote Sensing and GIS integration and application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Urban & Regional Planning.
This course covers a universal review of housing programmes, with comparative analysis of different housing programmes, policies and strategies adopted by National Development Plans in Nigeria at Federal, State and Local Government levels. It also covers housing demand and supply analysis, housing agencies, FHA, State Housing Corporations, LCDA, Ministry of Works, LGAS. The course further covers sources of housing finance in the Public and Private Sectors, Mechanics of lending, taxing and subsidizing, housing, Investment and Rations, Economics of housing, Duties and functions of housing estates managers, tenants etc. Voluntary organizations and the roles. Principles of street naming and house numbering.