Urban And Regional Planning-Course Modules

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) PROGRAMME IN   URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

URP 771    Advanced Research Methodologies in Urban and Regional Planning             

Research design, sample frame, data sampling and research surveys. Quantitative and qualitative data handling approaches. Multivariate and Multiple criteria statistical analysis in Urban and Regional Planning. Preparation of proposals for thesis. Harvard referencing methodology. Footnoting and bibliographical issues.

URP 772a           Land Use and Development control

The basis for land use control: social, economic, political and cultural considerations. The legal framework for land use control and Planning regulation. Policies in land use and development control. Land Tenure systems. Effects of land use control on community, urban and regional development. Implementation problems in Nigeria. Experiences from other developing countries as well as from developed countries

URP 772b Urban Design

Urban form: urban distribution, urban pattern and urban systems. Design models for urban sustainability: Smart cities, green urbanism, compact cities, new urbanism, future cities etc. Urban design protocol.   Urban renewal, Landscapes planning and Design. New towns: Urban region, urban design and space economy. Case studies from contemporary new towns. Urban development policies. Preparation and evaluation of   master plans and structure plans

URP  772c Regional Development Planning

Regionalism in Africa, Regional development theories. Regional economic theory. Models in regional development eg extended metropolitan region models, polycentric models etc.   Scale of space and planning.

URP 772d           Advanced Traffic and Transportation Planning

Advanced transport and transportation systems, the road, rail, air, pipe and water transport systems in Nigeria. Traffic generation and distribution, traffic composition and modal split. Transportation models and their applications.   Transportation Policy in Nigeria.   Comparative transportation policies. Transportation in HABITAT Agenda. Transportation in relation to Urban structure theory.

URP 772e           Tourism Planning and Development     

Tourism in National Development. Tourism resources in Nigeria. Holiday resorts and games villages. Management of tourism resource centres and facilities. Policy on tourism, implementation problems. The international framework. Eco-tourism and carnivals

 

URP 772f   Conservation and Preservation

Preservation of historically important natural and man-made features in the environment. Historic buildings and landmarks. Conservation of natural resource elements. Strategies, techniques and procedures for conservation of the natural environment. Traditional African cities.

URP 772g Housing and Community Development

Housing within the framework of urban systems and national development. Housing environment and behaviour. Security of tenure in housing, housing and defensible space. Administrative issues in urban and rural housing. Private/public sector partnership issues in housing delivery. Welfare packages for urban and rural communities, Community security, and the role of the Housing Policy Council. Comparative Housing Studies. Housing in HABITAT Agenda.

URP 772h Recreation Facility Planning

The scope and nature of recreation facility planning.     Private and public recreation facilities: their comparative advantages. Facilities for local, regional and national parks. The role of recreation: health, human resources development , economic , social etc. Planning and management of recreation facilities.

URP 772i  Social Services and Planning

Social policy issues in Urban Planning; planning for contemporary urban life styles. Provision and location of urban services. Low-income housing, unemployment, health care and other related community facilities Evaluation of urban services delivery system. Comparative analysis of urban social services delivery system. . Poverty alleviation measures in Nigeria.

URP 772j   Rural Analysis and Planning

Advanced theories in rural development planning. Rural planning and development. Rural economic analysis and relationship with regional and national policies.     Rural Population distribution and settlement patterns. Rural land use studies. Rural Utilities (infrastructure, housing. water supply, power supply, transport and communication system.) Rural development policies and programmes ; Rural development in HABITAT Agenda.

URP 773 Advanced Information Technology in Urban and Regional Planning

Advanced applications of Information Technology in planning and design. Contemporary software packages in planning and design: GIS, ARC VIEW, MAP MAKER, GPS, Internt etc. Practical application of Statistical Packages for Sciences(SPSS). Excels and other statistical packages in handling Urban and Regional Planning challenges.

URP  774   Planning and the Environment  

Global environmental concerns, climate Change. Comparative studies in Environmental Management : Rio de Janeiro Declaration , HABITAT II Agenda and other international treaties . Traffic / transportation and environment; Housing and environment,

URP 775   :          Seminar I

This should consist of the Ph.D research proposal

URP 776:  Seminar II

This seminar should be presented after the data collection, collation, analysis of data and result.

URP 777:     Seminar III

This seminar should be presented after the approval of the synopsis and   should        embody the contents of a complete thesis.

URP 778: Thesis

The thesis for PhD should epitomize the climax of the candidate’s research in the chosen area. It is therefore expected to be of the highest quality and must make a contribution to knowledge in the chosen special area

FES 701: Synopsis and Grant Writing                        

Identification of types and nature of grant and grant writing; mining of grants application calls on the internet. Determining appropriate strategy for each grant application. Study of various grant application structures and contents and writing of concept notes, detailed project description, budgeting and budget defense. Study of sample grant writings in various forms and writing of mock research and other grants. Identification of University of Nigeria synopsis structure and requirements, (Introduction, Methodology and Results). Determining the content of each sub-unit of the synopsis. Steps in writing of synopsis from the Dissertation/Thesis document. Structural and language issues. Common errors in synopsis writing and strategies for avoiding them. The roles of the student and the supervisor in the production of a synopsis. Writing of mock synopsis. All registered Ph.D students must attend a solution-based interactive workshop to be organized by the School of Postgraduate Studies for a practical demonstration and application of the knowledge acquired from the course, conducted by selected experts.

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE (M.Sc) PROGRAMME IN URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING: ACADEMIC DEGREE

URP  621   Contemporary Issues in Urban Planning Theory and Practice

Contemporary urban issues. Urban growth, decay and renewal. Resolution of conflicts among competing interests on urban space. Urban crisis management problems. The 1992 National Urban Development Policy and its implementation problems. Relationship with the National sectorial policies. Urban Governance and Management issues in HABITAT I Agenda: international perspectives on human settlements and the environment.

(3 Units)

URP 631   Research Methodology in Urban and Regional Planning

Research design, sample frame, data sampling and research surveys. Quantitative and qualitative data handling approaches. Multivariate statistical analysis in Urban and Regional Planning. Preparation of proposals for dissertations and thesis. Footnoting and bibliographical issues

(3 Units).

URP 633 Information Technology in Urban and Regional Planning

Computer applications in Planning: data collection, storage, retrieval, analysis and display. Information technology in design and planning. The Auto CAD, ARC VIEW, MAP MAKER, ARC CAD.   GIS, and remote sensing.

(3 Unit)

URP 641   Urban Design/Planning Workshop

Issues in urban design including urban spatial patterns. Principles and techniques. Design of large scale spatial environments. Urban design policy and implementation in central urban areas.   Metropolitan landscapes. New towns: Case studies from contemporary new towns. Urban and regional planning workshop: master plans, structure plans and implementation problems.

(3 Units)

URP 660  Advanced Information Technology in Urban and Regional Planning

                   Advanced applications of Information Technology in planning and design. Familiarity with contemporary software packages in planning and design. GIS, ARC VIEW, MAP MAKER etc.

(3 Units)

URP 672   Advanced Traffic and Transportation Planning

Advanced transport and transportation systems, the road, rail, air and water transport systems in Nigeria. Traffic generation and distribution, traffic composition and modal split. Transportation models and their applications. The 1993 Transportation Policy of Nigeria. Private/public sector partnership in management of transport services. Comparative transportation policies. Transportation in HABITAT Agenda. Petroleum facility supply and distribution in Nigeria. Electricity facility generation and distribution in Nigeria.

(3 Units)

URP 662   Tourism Planning and Development     

Tourism in National Development. Tourism resources in Nigeria. Holiday resorts and games villages. Management of tourism resource centres and facilities. Policy on tourism, implementation problems. The international framework.

(3 Units)

URP 674   Conservation and Preservation

Preservation of historically important natural and man-made features in the environment. Historic buildings and landmarks. Conservation of natural resource elements. Strategies, techniques and procedures for conservation of the natural environment. The international framework.

(3 Units)

URP 664   Housing and Community Development

Housing within the framework of urban systems and national development. Housing environment and behaviour. Security of tenure in housing, housing and defensible space. Administrative issues in urban and rural housing. Private/public sector partnership issues in housing delivery. The role of the Housing Policy Council. Comparative Housing Studies. Housing in HABITAT Agenda.

(3 Units)

URP 676   Recreation Facility Planning

The scope and nature of recreation facility planning. Urban in-door recreation facilities. Development and management of out-door recreation facilities. Private and public recreation facilities: their comparative advantages. Facilities for local, regional and national parks. The role of recreation facilities: healthful human resources development.

(3 Units)

URP 666   Social Services and Planning

Social policy issues in Urban Planning; planning for contemporary urban life styles. Provision and location of urban services. Low-income housing, unemployment, health care and other related community facilities. Poverty alleviation measures in Nigeria. Evaluation of urban services delivery system. Comparative analysis of urban social services delivery system.

(3 Units)

URP 678   Regional/Rural Analysis and Planning

Advanced theories in regional science. Regional planning and development. Regional economic analysis and relationship with regional and national policies. Advanced rural development planning.   Rural Population distribution and settlement patterns. Rural land use studies. Rural infrastructure, rural housing. Rural water supply, rural power supply, rural transport and communication system. Rural development in HABITAT Agenda.

(3 Units)

URP 668   Development Control

Controls on use of land. The basis for land use control: social, economic, political and cultural considerations. The legal framework for land use control. Effects of land use control on community, urban and regional development. Implementation problems in Nigeria. Experiences from other developing countries as well as from developed countries.

(3 Units)

URP 670   Environmental Management

The relationship between the natural, and physical environment. The effects of socio-economic development on the environment. The need for environmental management. Issues in the management of the urban physical environment. Traffic congestion. The National Policy on the Environment. The laws on the environment; the 1992 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Decree on pollution and overcrowding; and its antecedents. Global environmental concerns: Rio de Janeiro Declaration and HABITAT II Agenda. Comparative studies in Environmental Management. Other international treaties and documents.

(3 Units)

URP 691   Research Seminar in Urban and Regional Planning

The research seminar consists of presentations of student’s research proposals on either the project report or dissertations.                                                                                                                                                    (3 Units)

URP 695   Research Project

                   The research project is the end-product of an intensive and original research work. High quality output is expected.                                                           8

FES 601:           Research Methodology And Application Of ICT In Research                                      3

In-depth research work aimed at acquiring full knowledge and presentations in scholarly writing of the concepts, issues, trends in the definition and development of the study area from African and Western perspectives. Major steps in research: Selection of problem, Literature review, Design, Data collection, analysis and interpretation, Conclusions. Study of various research designs, Historical, Case studies, Surveys, Descriptive, Cross sectional, Experimental, etc. Analysis, surveys and synthesis of conceptual and philosophical foundations of different disciplines. Identification of research problems and development of research questions and or hypotheses. Detailed treatment of methods of collecting relevant research data and the format for presenting research results (from designing the table of contents to referencing, bibliography and appendix). Data analysis and result presentation in different disciplines using appropriate analytical tools. Methods of project/dissertation writing. Application of appropriate advanced ICT tools relevant in every discipline for data gathering, analysis and result presentation. Essentials of Spreadsheets, Internet technology, and Internet search engines. All registered Masters Degree students must attend a solution-based interactive workshops to be organized by the School of Postgraduate Studies for a practical demonstration and application of the knowledge acquired from the course, conducted by selected ex

MASTER OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

PROGRAMME (MURP): PROFESSIONAL DEGREE

COURSE DESCRIPTION

URP 611      History of Cities and Urban Planning

Early development of urban centres of the world. Emergence of European colonization and planning. The reformist and utopian movements; effects of the 19th and 20th century concepts of urban planning. The growth of the profession and contemporary practice. Urbanization and planning in Nigeria.

(2 Units)

URP  622   Planning Theory

Planning theory and problems: the rationale for planning theory; limitations and approaches. Positive theories of planning; rational and incrementalist modes of planning. Advocacy and citizen participation in planning. National contributions to planning theory and practice. The planning process and decision making.

(2 Units)

URP  631   Quantitative/Research Methods and Computer Application

Urban and Regional Planning forecasting models; population models, gravity models and spatial interaction models. Research methodology and design, data collection, storage, retrieval and analysis; statistical techniques. Computer applications in urban planning. Introduction to basic programming. Introduction to Computer graphics softwares: Auto CAD, ARC View MAP MAKER etc. Remote Sensing and GIS.

(2 Units)

URP  623   Project Evaluation

Project evaluation; evaluation in Urban and Regional Planning; Cost Benefit Analysis and other evaluation techniques. Measures of profitability; Goals Achievement Matrix, feasibility studies. Implementation techniques: the PPBS, Critical Path Analysis.

(2 Units)

URP  624       Environmental Analysis in Physical Development Planning

                   The concepts of the environment. The ecosystems and their relevance to the                       environment. Environmental pollution and land degradation. Soil types: soil                     erosion, erodibility factors, flooding, deforestation etc.   Environmental hazards                            and protection measures. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and                                      Implementation.   Coastal Management Issues: problems and prospects

(2 Units)

URP 641    Design Studio

Terrain evaluation, site planning and site selection issues. Sub-divisions: grid, modified grid and cluster sub-divisions, Neighbourhood planning and design. Design of residential, commercial and industrial layouts. Landscape planning. Design of large scale spatial environments. Image of the city; urban design concepts, urban renewal techniques. New towns, village design, structure and design patterns.

(2 Units)

URP  652   Professional Planning Practice

The town planning profession: scope and limitations. The planner and the developer. Plan approval and permits. Management of local, state and federal planning departments.   Management of consultancy firms; code of professional conduct and ethics; conditions of engagement; professional charges for normal, conditional and special services. Disputes and arbitration; planning briefs and tender documents. Environmental planning practice.

(2 Units)

URP  642   Urban and Regional Planning Workshop

Preparation or evaluation of Urban and Regional /Sub-regional master plans. Identification and explanation of the aims and objectives of the plan, identification of contradictions; assessment of the surveys conducted and their reliability; direction of growth (physical) and growth potentials (socio-economic). Relationship to the National and State Physical Development Plan. Oral presentation and type written report.

(2 Units)

URP  624   Regional Development Planning

Basic principles of regional science, concepts of the region, regionalism, regional planning and regional development; location theory, growth pole theory and central place theory. Regional economic theory. The link between national planning and local planning. Location of regional activities. Study of development potentials of regions.

2 Units

URP 626   Rural Developing Planning:

Concepts of rural development. Rural population distribution and settlement patterns. Rural land use studies; agricultural and non-agricultural land uses, rural infrastructure; rural water supply, transport system and communication. Rural development in HABITAT Agenda.

(2 Units)

URP 658   Urban Planning Law and Planning Administration

Antecedent to Nigeria’s Planning legislation: The 1932 U.K. Town and Country Planning Law. The 1946 Town and Country Planning Law of Nigeria. The Land Use Act (1978): right of occupancy, compensation-betterment issues. The 1992 Urban and Regional Law. State Urban and Regional Planning Edicts.   Organization of planning agencies in Nigeria. Sources of public finance. Budgeting, the PPBS application. Inter-governmental relations in Nigeria. Local governments in planning. Implementation of physical development plans in Nigeria’s Planning legislation. Planning administration function.

(2 Units)

URP  625   Traffic and Transportation Planning

The transport system in Nigeria. The road, rail, air and water transport systems. The physical, economic, and environmental effects of the transport system on the national economy. Urban and rural road systems. Geometrical capacity of roads; designs and layouts of intersections and inter-charges; capacity standards for Nigerian conditions and designs. Traffic flow, trip generation and distribution. The private car and mass transit. The 1988 Federal Urban Mass Transit Programme. The 1993 National Transport Policy and its antecedents. Policy and programme implementation. Transportation in HABITAT Agenda.

(2 Units)

URP  628   Housing Process and Policies

Housing as part of urban and regional planning; housing supply and demand. Housing finance and investment; housing as both an economic commodity and social good; housing tenure. Analytical models in housing, Housing standards: rehabilitation and upgrading, Housing programmes in Nigeria. The 1991 National Policy and the 1992 National Housing Fund. The 2004 National Housing Policy. Policy implementation problems in Nigeria, Public/Private sector partnership in housing delivery.   Housing in HABITAT Agenda.

(2 Units)

URP  621   Contemporary Issues in Urban Planning Theory and Practice

Contemporary urban issues. Urban growth, decay and renewal. Resolution of conflicts among competing interests on urban space. Urban crisis management problems. The 1992 National Urban Development Policy and its implementation problems. Relationship with the National sectorial policies. Urban Governance and Management issues in HABITAT I Agenda: international perspectives on human settlements and the environment.

(1 Unit)

URP 631   Research Methodology in Urban and Regional Planning

Research design, sample frame, data sampling and research surveys. Quantitative and qualitative data handling approaches. Multivariate statistical analysis in Urban and Regional Planning. Preparation of proposals for dissertations and thesis. Footnoting and bibliographical issues

(2 Units).

URP 632 Information Technology in Urban and Regional Planning

Computer applications in Planning: data collection, storage, retrieval, analysis and display. Information technology in design and planning. The Auto CAD, ARC VIEW, MAP MAKER, ARC CAD.   GIS, and remote sensing.

(1 Unit)

URP 642   Urban Design/Planning Workshop

Issues in urban design including urban spatial patterns. Principles and techniques. Design of large scale spatial environments. Urban design policy and implementation in central urban areas.   Metropolitan landscapes. New towns: Case studies from contemporary new towns. Urban and regional planning workshop: master plans, structure plans and implementation problems.

(2 Units)

URP 660  Advanced Information Technology in Urban and Regional Planning

                   Advanced applications of Information Technology in planning and design. Familiarity with contemporary software packages in planning and design. GIS, ARC VIEW, MAP MAKER etc.

(2 Units)

URP 672   Advanced Traffic and Transportation Planning

Advanced transport and transportation systems, the road, rail, air and water transport systems in Nigeria. Traffic generation and distribution, traffic composition and modal split. Transportation models and their applications. The 1993 Transportation Policy of Nigeria. Private/public sector partnership in management of transport services. Comparative transportation policies. Transportation in HABITAT Agenda. Petroleum facility supply and distribution in Nigeria. Electricity facility generation and distribution in Nigeria.

(2 Units)

URP 662   Tourism Planning and Development     

Tourism in National Development. Tourism resources in Nigeria. Holiday resorts and games villages. Management of tourism resource centres and facilities. Policy on tourism, implementation problems. The international framework.

(2 Units)

URP 674   Conservation and Preservation

Preservation of historically important natural and man-made features in the environment. Historic buildings and landmarks. Conservation of natural resource elements. Strategies, techniques and procedures for conservation of the natural environment. The international framework.

(2 Units)

URP 664   Housing and Community Development

Housing within the framework of urban systems and national development. Housing environment and behaviour. Security of tenure in housing, housing and defensible space. Administrative issues in urban and rural housing. Private/public sector partnership issues in housing delivery. The role of the Housing Policy Council. Comparative Housing Studies. Housing in HABITAT Agenda.

(2 Units)

URP 676   Recreation Facility Planning

The scope and nature of recreation facility planning. Urban in-door recreation facilities. Development and management of out-door recreation facilities. Private and public recreation facilities: their comparative advantages. Facilities for local, regional and national parks. The role of recreation facilities: healthful human resources development.

(2 Units)

URP 666   Social Services and Planning

Social policy issues in Urban Planning; planning for contemporary urban life styles. Provision and location of urban services. Low-income housing, unemployment, health care and other related community facilities. Poverty alleviation measures in Nigeria. Evaluation of urban services delivery system. Comparative analysis of urban social services delivery system.

(2 Units)

URP 678   Regional/Rural Analysis and Planning

Advanced theories in regional science. Regional planning and development. Regional economic analysis and relationship with regional and national policies. Advanced rural development planning.   Rural Population distribution and settlement patterns. Rural land use studies. Rural infrastructure, rural housing. Rural water supply, rural power supply, rural transport and communication system. Rural development in HABITAT Agenda.

(2 Units)

URP 668   Development Control

Controls on use of land. The basis for land use control: social, economic, political and cultural considerations. The legal framework for land use control. Effects of land use control on community, urban and regional development. Implementation problems in Nigeria. Experiences from other developing countries as well as from developed countries.

(2 Units)

URP 670   Environmental Management

The relationship between the natural, and physical environment. The effects of socio-economic development on the environment. The need for environmental management. Issues in the management of the urban physical environment. Traffic congestion. The National Policy on the Environment. The laws on the environment; the 1992 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Decree on pollution and overcrowding; and its antecedents. Global environmental concerns: Rio de Janeiro Declaration and HABITAT II Agenda. Comparative studies in Environmental Management. Other international treaties and documents.                                                                                                                    (2 Units)

URP 692   Research Seminar in Urban and Regional Planning

The research seminar consists of presentations of student’s research proposals on either the project report or dissertations.                                           (1 Unit)

FES 601     ICT and Research methodology                                                   (3 units )

In-depth research work aimed at acquiring full knowledge and presentations in scholarly writing of the concepts, issues, trends in the definition and development of the study area from African and Western perspectives. Major steps in research: Selection of problem, Literature review, Design, Data collection, analysis and interpretation, Conclusions. Study of various research designs, Historical, Case studies, Surveys, Descriptive, Cross sectional, Experimental, etc. Analysis, surveys and synthesis of conceptual and philosophical foundations of different disciplines. Identification of research problems and development of research questions and or hypotheses. Detailed treatment of methods of collecting relevant research data and the format for presenting research results (from designing the table of contents to referencing, bibliography and appendix). Data analysis and result presentation in different disciplines using appropriate analytical tools. Methods of project/dissertation writing. Application of appropriate advanced ICT tools relevant in every discipline for data gathering, analysis and result presentation. Essentials of Spreadsheets, Internet technology, and Internet search engines. All registered Masters Degree students must attend a solution-based interactive workshops to be organized by the School of Postgraduate Studies for a practical demonstration and application of the knowledge acquired from the course, conducted by selected experts.

URP 694    Project Report

                   The project report consists of a study on any planning topic approved by The Departmental Postgraduate Committee.

(8 Units)

UNDERGRADUATE MODULE ( programme)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

URP 101: Basic Elements of Planning

Theory and models of urban and rural land use. Relevance of pollution information to urban and regional planning. Morphology of Nigerian urban centres and other settlements. Transportation, housing and infrastructural planning. Introduction to neighbourhood design and housing layout. Basic Elements of Technical Report Writing.

3 Units

URP 102:   Nature of Environmental Sciences

Introduction to Planning and Environmental Sciences. The relationship between planning and other disciplines in environmental studies. The planning process, the aims and objectives of planning, the scope and limitations. Development of communication skills in planning. Planning as both a design and management activity.

2 Units

URP 112:   Urban Development Planning

Urban forms and factors of urban growth. Urban development and productivity as socio-economic aspects of urban growth. Determinants of urban development. Method of study and projection of land use, demographic and economic data. Urban socio-economic, structural employment, and other land use activities. Dimensioning urban and land use problems. Space allocation standards. Urban planning methodologies and concepts.

3 Units

URP 114:   History of Cities and Planning

Historical evolution of settlements. Development of urban life and cities; first civilization, Egypt and Rome. History of planning as a statutory undertaking in developed and developing countries. The origins of planning. Utopian and reformist movements; influence of the 19th and the early 20th century concepts on modern urban planning; the growth of the profession and contemporary practice. Urbanisation and planning in Africa with particular reference to Nigeria. Dynamics of urbanisations in Africa.

3 Units

URP 116:   Population and Urbanization Studies

Basic concepts and theories in the study of population and labour force: cultural and economic organizations of human activity, spatial mechanizations; rural-urban migration and settlement distribution; spatial structure and process – innovation, diffusion, integration, competition and cultural change. Urbanization patterns and problems in Nigeria. Government policies on migration, population, settlement and land utilization.

2 Units

URP 152:   Urban Planning Studio I: Graphics Presentation and Design

Basic Principles and methods of environmental perception and design. Study of planning problems of sites. Graphic techniques: free hand drawing and sketching. Still-life drawings of simple objects. Construction of basic geometric objects. Colour and shading techniques. Theory of composition: space, form, texture, tones etc. Two dimensional and three dimensional composition in different media. Methods of visual communication and presentation of design drawings. Methods of drawing trees, shrubs, hedges and other landscape elements. Basic principles of land use survey and analysis of a local setting. Building design: introduction to design of buildings and residential layouts, outline and detailed design. Technical report writing. Introduction to Auto-CAD design.

3 Units

URP 222:   Housing Process I

The concept of housing. goals and objectives of housing. Housing bundle, basic attributes of housing. Housing needs: man’s need for shelter. Housing demand and supply. Layouts and different ways of formulating housing standards for developing countries. Various methods of financing housing. Core and self-help housing. Informal and squatter settlement syndrome.

2 Units

URP 232:   Quantitative Techniques & Research in Planning

                        (Prerequisite: STA 201)

Simple analytical techniques for analyzing planning data: continuous and discontinuous functions applied to planning forecasts. Population projection techniques: spatial interaction models; cohort survival and other techniques. Models in planning, gravity models, migration models and related techniques. Basic statistics. Research design and methodology: source of information in planning; samples and sampling techniques; data collection and statistical analysis including regression, analysis of variance, factor analysis, etc. Review of research techniques in planning in Nigeria.

3 Units

URP 241:   Site Selection, Planning and Design I

Definition of site planning. Principles and factors of site selection. Site analysis and socio-economic investigation for purposeful design. Topography, soil conditions, drainage, vegetation and micro-climate, orientation, access, set-backs and coverage, relationships with adjoining structures and alignment of unit net-works. Design standards and regulations. Site design process, design brief, goals and objectives. Site engineering and infrastructure.

2 Units

URP 252:   Urban Planning Studio II

                       (Prerequisite: URP 152)

Studies of a major land use problem at an urban scale. Practical exercises in the following areas: neighbourhood plan and layout design of estates: residential, commercial and industrial; surveys and analysis; site analysis and evaluation based on physical, social, cultural, economic and environmental factors. Design of dwelling units on a scale of 1:100;Technicalities of road layouts for transportation and design of solution, buildings and utility lines on a scale of 1:1000.Modeling of a limited area of a layout. Urban renewal processes. Technical reporting.

3 Units

URP 262:   Planning Law

Concept of law and administrative procedure. Introduction to general law, land law, conveyance. Origin and sources of Nigerian law. Antecedents to Nigeria’s planning of legislation. Town and Country Planning Acts of 1932 and 1946/47. Legal power, eminent domain. Public Health Codes and Housing Codes. Analysis of compulsory acquisition laws. The Land Use Act (1978); right of occupancy; compensation: betterment problem. Building bye-laws and zoning regulation. Laws relating to highways; public utilities, open space and environmental pollution. Case studies of application of laws to existing situations. Urban and Regional Planning Decree 88 of 1992: its implementation. Development control regulations.The National Building Code (NBC).

2 Units

URP 310:   Fundamental of Urban and Regional Planning

                       (For Students of Other Departments)

The scope, aims and objectives of urban and regional planning. Outline history of urban planning. Economic, social, political and legal considerations in urban and regional planning: population, employment and other determinants of land use. Components of the urban physical form: site planning for housing, transportation, open spaces, utilities and other urban facilities; neighbourhood planning. Rural planning and relationship to urban planning.

                                                                                                          2 Units

URP 311:   Rural Development Planning

Interplay of ecological and economic theories related to spatial distribution of agricultural, industrial, commercial and infrastructural emplacements in rural settings. Rural land use studies. Rural population and settlement: forms, structure and growth patterns. Migration and rural population dynamics. Case studies of selected developed plans affecting rural communities. Rural Development Policy. Rural-urban connectivity.

2 Units

URP 312:   Regional Development Planning

Basic principles of regional science, concepts of the region, theories and processes of regional development. Regional imbalances, location theory, growth pole theory and central place theory, shift-share analysis: export multiplier and location quotient: employment and labour mobility. Regional infrastructure. Strategies for regional planning. Population and natural resource distribution.

                                                                                                          2 Units

URP 321:   Housing Process II

(Prerequisite: URP 222)

Housing as an integral component of urban and regional planning; housing types; housing infrastructure. Housing supply and demand. Housing and real estate finance, investments in housing; housing as both an economic commodity and social good. Housing ownership and tenure. Analytical housing models. Housing design and standards. Advanced building construction. The filtering process. Housing conditions in Nigeria; housing policies of the state and federal governments of Nigeria. The 1991 and 2004 Housing Policies of Nigeria. Mass housing and Co-operatives Core- Housing. The Habitat Agenda and Sustainable Cities Programme.

2 Units

URP 323:   Land use and Resource Planning Theory

Land tenure systems and the process, land use change. The nature of land use; urban, rural, traditional, primary, and infrastructural spatial patterns and land use planning. Research surveys, analysis and plan preparation. Zoning and land use regulations: types of regulations and procedures. Endowments and resources: natural, technological and human. Problems and constraints to development, utilization and conservation of resources. Resource inventories. Energy resources: functions and forms. Resource management techniques: theory of public control over private use, policies and issues. Ownership of Estates, lease and land use control issues. Land acquisition and transfer, urban growth management: controls for prevention of urban sprawl.

2 Units

URP 324:       Industrial Development Planning and Urban Economics

Models and theories of industrial location. Factors and determinants of industrial location. Land assessment and site design standards for industrial use. Industrial land use management. Location criteria and decisions for industrial land. Industrialization in national and regional development. Impact of industrialization on rural socio-economic conditions. Theories of economic development. The relevance of urban economics to urban planning. Urban economic structure.

2 Units

URP 325:   Traffic and Transportation Planning I

The aims, roles and objectives of transportation planning. Transportation planning process. Relationship between land use planning and transport planning, methods of collection, analysis and projection of traffic data. Traffic system, traffic volume; origin and destination surveys. Accident studies. Parking surveys. Modes and means of transportation and interrelationships of various aspects of transportation. The 1988 Federal Urban Mass Transit Programme.

2 Units

URP 326:       Traffic and Transportation Planning II

                       (Prerequisite: URP 325)

Urban and rural road systems; traffic engineering and design; road geometrical capacity, design and layout of intersections and interchanges; capacity standards for Nigerian conditions and design. Traffic flow, trip generation and distribution. The private car and mass transit system. Traffic management techniques. The Nigerian transportation systems; current issues and problems relating to traffic and transportation systems. The 1993 National   Transportation Policy of Nigeria and its antecedents. Advanced techniques for transportation planning. Preparation and implementation of transportation plan. Transportation in HABITAT Agenda.

2 Units

URP 331:   Computer Applications in Planning

                        (Prerequisite: COS 101)

Introduction to computer hardware. Simple softwares which are of direct application to planning. Practical exercises on analysis of data using computer routines and subroutines. Advanced computer techniques in planning; use of computer software packages; SPSS, STATPAK, AUTO CAD and MAP MAKER. GIS and remote sensing. Softwares for projections, modelling and mapping in planning. Practical exercise geared towards consolidation of students’ understanding of computer applications in planning.

2 Units

URP 332:   Project Planning and Evaluation

Identification and processes of project planning. Private and public projects. Private and social profitability. Project appraisal techniques. Discounted Cost Factor (D.C.F.) Discounted Revenue Factor (D.R.F) analyses and measures of profitability. Methods of evaluating projects: Standard presentation of cost benefit analysis and other evaluation techniques. Project evaluation. Project choice and design. Decentralized evaluation. Feasibility study and report writing. Sensitivity analysis: its uses and mis-uses. Uncertainty: varieties and descriptions. Investment decisions under uncertainty. Implementation techniques.

3 Unit

URP 342:     Landscape Planning and Design

Concepts of landscape design. Basic elements of landscape. Climate and landscape design. Landscape design goals, processes and analytical methods. Historical garden forms and evolution of the public parks and recreational areas. Landscape materials and construction materials. Site inventory and analysis; landscape design programme, schematic landscape design, planting design and management of landscape, illustrative detailed design and implementation, drawings and documents. The use of landscape design. Analysis of completed projects as a means of learning landscape design. Applications and design solutions.

3 Units

URP 351:   Urban Planning Studio III

Studio on major land use problems at urban scale. Exercises dealing with transportation or other land use problems and their solutions. Determination of traffic demands on intra-urban and inter-urban roads. Assessment of the merits and demerits of alternative land use problems and solutions. Technical report. Transport studies: origin-destination, modal split and trip assignment issues.

3 Units

URP 352:   Urban Planning Studio IV

                       (Prerequisite: URP 252)

Studio project on the following: assessment of housing stock, housing needs and housing supply; assessment of housing conditions and quality as well as their neighbourhood effects; solution of specific housing problems. Technical reporting. Housing estate designs.

3 Units

URP 371:   Natural Resources and Environmental Planning

Ecosystems and their relevance to environment; resource and human settlements. The concept of ecology as applied to the natural environment. Study and analysis of human settlements as ecosystems. The relevance of the physical environment planning, Climatic conditions, Terrain evaluation and analysis; urbanization and environment; the city as an integrated system of man and environment. Environmental hazards; the use and abuse of natural resources, e .g. water, air and land. Extractive industries. Causes and ecological consequences of pollution. Environmental planning problems and solution, e.g. pollution, soil erosion, desertification. Conservation of natural resources. Tenets of modern environmentalism. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection and Management (EPM).

2 Units                                                                                                    URP 382:       Research Methods in Urban and Regional Planning

Basic research methods, research design, data sourcing, sampling, research survey, collation and analysis. Statistical Techniques: Parametric and non-parametric statistics, simple and multivariate statistical techniques: regression, analysis of variance, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, canonical correlation and their applications.

2 Units

URP 421:   Public Utilities and Services

Planning consideration and design standards for public utilities and services. Water supply and demand projection, drainage, electricity, telephone, sewage treatment, distribution and storage. Electricity and telephone facilities; gas supply. Solid wastes: disposal techniques and management. Technological change and alternative technologies. Inter-relationship between public utilities and urban planning process. Methods of site investigation for planning for utilities, management principles for public utilities and urban planning process. Methods of site investigation for planning for utilities, management principles for public utilities and services.

2 Units

URP 431:   Urban Renewal Techniques

Urban renewal strategies as tools for city maintenance and improvement. Management of renewal schemes. Economics and social issues in urban renewal programmes. Benefits and costs of various urban renewal strategies. Case studies of urban renewal projects in Nigeria. Selected case studies from other African countries, Europe and North America. Informal settlements proliferation in Africa. City regeneration techniques and processes.

3 Units

URP 441:   Urban Design Theory

Theory of urban form; urban design issues; the basis of residential and other land use segregation; pattern and form. The relationship between natural and man-made environments. The commonality found in urban planning, architecture, social sciences, physical sciences and the humanities. Study of imageability of the city. Behavioural basis of design. Urban design applications to city centre redevelopment, urban conservation and preservation. New Town concepts. The Dynamics of African urbanism.

2 Units

URP 443:     Site Selection, Planning and Design II

                      (Prerequisite: URP 241)

Site selection, analysis and design, environmental analysis. Design of large scale spatial environments. Principles and techniques of design for both urban and rural areas. Village planning and design; physical, social and economic structure of the village. Housing, infrastructural facilities and services in village communities. Rural design patterns. Similarities and differences between urban and rural design settlement forms.

2 Units

URP 451:   Urban Planning Studio V

                       (Prerequisite: URP 351 & URP 352)

Studio project on city centre renewal. Identification of areas that need urban renewal. Selection of appropriate strategies for dealing with specific urban renewal projects. Application of urban planning theories to solution of specific urban problems. Urban master plans incorporating renewal areas and entire urban areas. Master plan preparation and evaluation for urban and rural settlements. Technical reporting.

3 Units

URP 461:   Management and Planning

Principles of Management and their application to planning practices. Personnel management and administration in planning. Methods of financing urban and regional plans. Management and implementation of land use plans. Management and control of urban growth in Nigeria and selected developing and developed countries. Urban Finance and the Informal Sector.

2 Units

URP 471:   Pollution and Control Measures

Types of pollution and their sources. Pollution and toxic substances. Ambient levels and standards, pollution control measures. Industrial effluent control technologies, waste management, noise control practices, water quality control, control of motor vehicle emission etc.

                                                                                                                                  3 Units

URP 511:   Advanced Planning Theory & Process

Theories of urban growth and structure; planning models and their relevance. Positive theories of planning; strategic choice and comprehensive approaches in planning; normative versus the functional mode of planning. Evaluation in the planning process; corporate planning; advocacy planning, citizen participation and critique. National contributions to planning theory and practice. European and North American Approaches. Normative standards in planning practice.

3 Units

URP 513:   Advanced Regional Planning Theory

                       (Prerequisite: URP 312)

Theories of regional planning, dimensioning regional planning problems in Nigeria. Regional planning as a link between national planning and local planning. Location of regional activities. Study of development potentials of regions. Case studies and applications of relevant regional planning theories to existing situations, e.g. review of selected river basin development activities; regional systems of power supply, transportation, communication and water supply. Regional disparities in urban development vis-à-vis poverty issues. Fiscal expenditure patterns and urban infrastructure. Comparison of regional planning activities in Nigeria and selected African, European and North American Countries.

3 Units

URP 521:   Advanced Housing Studies

                       (Prerequisite: URP 321)

Social and economic aspects of housing. Other pertinent issues, obsolescence, bank financing and redlining. Housing structures and design in relation to function; housing environment and behaviour. Rehabilitation and neighbourhood revitalization; Relationship of Urban Housing to civic space and urban characters. Legal and administrative issues in urban and rural housing. Comparative housing studies. The 1991 National Policy and the 1992 National Housing Fund, the 2004 National Housing Policy. Policy Implementation problems in Nigeria. Public/Private sector partnership in housing delivery. Housing in HABITAT Agenda.

3 Units

URP 522:   Recreation Planning

Definition of recreation, assessment of supply and demand for recreational resources. Recreational planning standards. The nature, scope and strategies of recreation planning, recreational resources. Urban indoor and outdoor recreation. Countryside recreational resource development and management. National, regional and local parks, forest recreation. Management of recreational resources. Public attitudes towards recreation.

2 Units

URP 523:   Tourism Planning and Development

The meaning of tourism. Tourism and regional/national development. Elements of tourism; historical development of tourism in Nigeria. Potential and functional tourism resource in Nigeria. Management and organization of tourism and related activities. Impacts of tourism on the national economy. Development of tourist resort centres; design and implementation considerations. Risk Analysis, Impact and Management.

3 Units

URP 524:   Advanced Traffic and Transportation Planning

                      (Prerequisite: URP 351)

Advanced topics in urban traffic and transportation planning, traffic movement, traffic generation and distribution; modal split; projection of traffic volumes; traffic composition. Transportation models and applications. The relationship between transportation systems at the local, regional and national levels. The 1993 Transportation Policy of Nigeria. Transportation policies and programmes in selected developed and developing countries. Energy Planning in Nigeria: Petroleum products, supply and distributions. Deregulation and Electricity generation, Supply and Demand. The Transportation Planning in HABITAT Agenda.

3 Units

URP 532:   Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Approaches for assessment of the environmental impacts of physical and socio-economic development projects. Justification for environmental impact assessment measures. The need for policies on environmental protection. Legislation on environment protection. The 1992 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Decree. Environmental protection policies in Europe and North America. Environmental Impact Statement(EIS). Impact Assessment methodologies. Quantitative and Qualitative techniques in EIA.

3 Units

URP 541:   Advanced Landscape Planning & Design

                       (Prerequisite: URP 342)

Advanced topics in landscape planning and design. Applications of advanced landscape techniques and concepts in Urban & Regional Planning. Design solutions to more complex landscape problems. Designing with nature. Landscape planning and design at both the urban and regional levels. Design exercises on large-scale landscape design projects. Urban design issues.

3 Units

URP 543:   Preservation and Conservation

Preservation of historically and architecturally significant urban areas, unique features and buildings. The international framework; issues for developing countries, strategies, procedures and techniques. Conservation of the natural environment. The ecological framework; managing resources; soil, forest, grassland and wild-life conservation. River management and flooding. The Ecosphere and Environmental Management.

3 Units

URP 544:   Advanced Urban Design Theory and Practice

                       (Prerequisite: URP 441)

Examination of the relationship between urban planning process and design proto-types; principles and techniques of design including changing urban patterns: environmental and urban design policy and implementation in central urban and suburban areas; effects on metropolitan regional landscape. Development of new town concepts; case studies from past and contemporary new towns. Abuja, Brazillia, Rio De Janeiro, etc.

3 Units

URP 551:   Regional Planning Studio

                       (Prerequisite: URP 312)

Practical exercise on the application of economic and environmental analysis to regional development plans. Preparation or evaluation of the plan for a region or sub-region. Development potentials, employment and migration trends. Identification and explanation of the aim and objectives of the plan; identification of contradictions; assessment of the surveys conducted and their reliability; direction of growth (physical) and growth potentials (socio-economic). Oral presentation and typewritten report.

3 Units

URP 552:   Urban Planning Studio VI

                       (Prerequisite: URP 451)

Preparation or evaluation of plans for new towns. Master Planning methodology and generation, urban design principles and implementation strategies. Evaluation is to be based on the extent to which the final product meets the requirements set out in the goals and objectives, and the extent to which rational planning and alternative approaches were adopted. Development of proposals. Evaluation exercise will be drawn from approved master plans. Oral presentation and report writing.

3 Units

URP 561:   Profession Practice I

Legal basis of planning, the ethics of preparing land use master plan. Scope and limitation of the town planning profession. The planner and the developer. Basic principles of writing planning briefs. Tender documents. Techniques of management of a technical office; management of local, state and federal planning departments, management of consulting firms; office procedures. Conditions of management; professional charges, normal, conditional and special services, disputes and arbitration. Laws concerning plan preparation and implementation. Technical reporting. Application of planning laws, the National Building Code and review process.

2 Units

URP 562:   Professional Practice II

                       (Prerequisite: URP 561)

The Nigeria Institute of Town Planners (NITP) as a recognized professional body: relationship with other professional bodies. Membership and code of professional conduct and practice. The NITP registration process. The Town Planners’ Registration Council. The Politics of planning; the role of the planner in citizen participation, relationship of the planner with elected representatives and the populace. Bottom-up planning and stakeholders forum.

2 Units

URP 564:   Planning Control and Administration

Planning as an integral function of governance process; inter-governmental relationship in Nigeria: development control measures; the role of local government in planning. The organization of planning agencies in Nigeria; the role of specialized agencies and ad-hoc bodies in planning corporate organization. Compulsory acquisition and compensation. Implementation of local and other development plans. Planning administration in selected European and American countries. Public finance and its relevance to planning, revenue and its sources; budgeting. Capital improvement programmes. Urban planning paradigm shift. Environmental Protection and Management (EPM) and Sustainable Development.

2 Units

URP 572:  Urban Planning and Social Service System

Issues in urban social policy formation; design and implementation; planning for contemporary urban living; provision and location of such urban social services as low income housing, health care, rehabilitation facilities and other related community facilities. Evaluation of social service delivery systems. Urban unemployment and associated problems. Comparative analysis of social service delivery systems in developed and developing countries. Urban Insecurity and risk factors.

3 Units

URP 581:   Independent Study Report on Nigeria

Any selected and approved project dealing with planning in Nigeria.                     2 Units

URP 582:   Seminar

Presentation of seminar on approved planning topics selected by the students. Exposure to the modalities for reacting to feedback on planning research presentations. Development of academic and professional skills in preparation and development of seminar papers.

2 Units

URP 592:   Project

Each student is expected to work on an individual research topic which requires not only application of intellectual and practical skills, but also the exercise of judgement in investigating and analysing theoretical under-pinning in the field of urban and regional planning. The expected output should include reasonable data coverage on the selected

topic as well as detailed analysis of such data presented in an acceptable format.                                                                                                                               Report on the findings from the data collected and analysed in the project will have to be formally defended. The expected output should include a reasonable good report which must be typewritten and well bound.