NITP urges FG to set up urban, regional planning commission

NITP urges FG to set up urban, regional planning commission

The commission is supposed to formulate national policies for urban and regional planning; initiate, prepare and implement National Physical Development Plan, regional and subject plans as well as establish and maintain urban and regional planning standard.

Bothered that Nigeria is not keying into new wave of creative urban planning that helps cities evolve, town planners have urged the Federal Government to set up a national urban and regional planning commission.

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REVIEW OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY MASTER PLAN

REVIEW OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY MASTER PLAN

Overview

Planning has been described in an NITP sticker as “bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it.” If this is true, then we as planners in country and especially those charged with managing the development of Abuja, our Federal Capital have not heeded the advice.

This paper’s title, Symptoms of Distress, is designed to help us look at our Federal Capital as a living organism, to identify some of the areas that are not working as planned. As we interrogate these areas we will of necessity need to proffer answers as to why things are the way they are. This would therefore help shape any remediation that seeks to not only bring the plan up to date but closer to the people’s conception and vision of what their capital city should be.

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