As an institute, we hold an annual planning national conference to discuss contemporary planning issues.
The 52nd Annual National Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners
Planning Human Settlements in Nigeria for Resilience and Sustainability
Held at Port Harcourt, Rivers State from 25th - 29th October 2021
The National Conference was held at Port Harcourt in Rivers State. This City which is the 5th largest city in Nigeria is popularly known as the Garden City because of its richness in greenery. The city provides a lot to learn and know as well as ample opportunities to relax and recreate. The conference will provide appreciable therapy for personal development in the profession.
The theme for the conference was “Planning Human Settlements in Nigeria for Resilience and Sustainability”. The theme was selected in view of its contemporariness and relevance to the current situation in Nigeria. It was intended to address issues related to the resilience of cities and other levels of human settlements in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, security challenges, impacts of climate change, poverty and other physical and social manifestations of shocks and stresses in the human environment.
The Conference was attended by 1082 participants, with 16 papers presented in four parallel sessions. The lead paper entitled “Planning Human Settlements in Nigeria for Resilience and Sustainability”, was presented by Dr. Iorwuese Viashima, MNITP, and moderated by Tpl. Moses Ogunleye, FNITP. The Conference had a session coordinated by Arctic Infrastructure, a private-sector infrastructure financing advisory and development organisation. It focused on urban infrastructure financing with six (6) resource persons, including four (4) international development specialists.
The 51st Annual National Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners
Envisioning Nigerian Cities beyond 2020: An agenda for Sustainable Development
Held at Chida Hotel, Abuja from 19th - 22nd October 2020
The Members of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) converged on Abuja from Monday 19th October to Thursday 22nd October, 2020 for the 51st National Conference/Annual General Meeting.
The meeting held at Chida International Hotel and Conference Centre, Abuja with the theme: “Envisioning Nigerian Cities Beyond 2020: An Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The Conference was declared open by Tpl. Donatus Obialo FNITP, PPNITP and Chairman, College of Fellows. Goodwill messages were received from the President of Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC), Tpl. Isyaku Mukhtar Kura FNITP; the President, Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON), Tpl. Niyi Odetoye, FNITP; President, Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN), Surv. Akin Oyegbola; the UN-Habitat, represented by Mr Paul Okunlola; the President of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV); the President of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Nigeria (REDAN) and the representative of the President, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).
The Conference was attended by over 1000 participants, with 14 papers presented in four parallel sessions. The lead paper entitled: “Envisioning Nigerian Cities Beyond 2020: What must be done”, was presented by Prof. A.O. Yahaya of the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA), Kaduna. The paper which was moderated by Tpl. Edna Tobi harped on key action points for improving the well-being of Nigerian cities.
The 50th National Conference/Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) took place at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria from Monday, 28th October to Friday, 1st November 2019 with the theme: “Regenerating Nigerian Cities for Sustainable Development”.
The Conference was declared open by the Governor of Oyo State ably represented by the Head of Service, Alhaja Amidat Ololade Agboola. The keynote address was delivered by the Honourable Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory, Tpl. Dr. Mrs. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu. Goodwill messages were received from the President, Ghana Institute of Planners (GIP), Alfred Kwasi Opoku, FGIP; the Honourable Member of House of Representatives representing Ohafia/Arochukwu Federal Constituency, Tpl. (Hon.) Uko N. Nkole; the President of Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC), Tpl. (Prof.) Layi Egunjobi FNITP and President of the Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON), Tpl. Niyi Odetoye FNITP.
The Conference was attended by over 1000 participants, among whom were stakeholders in the built environment. A total of 14 papers were presented during the conference. These included the lead paper entitled: “Innovation and Sustainable Urban Development in Nigerian Human Settlements”, presented by Dr. Rosemary Omoayena Odunbaku, a Human Settlements Officer with the UN-Habitat. The well researched papers covered salient issues in regeneration of cities for sustainable development and they were duly discussed by the participants who made their observations and recommendations towards achieving regeneration of Nigerian cities.