The Nigerian Institute ofTown Planners (NITP) is a professional Association of persons practising the profession of Urban and Regional Planning in Nigeria.The Institute regularly holds its National Conference and Annual General Meeting during which issues of national importance and relevance are discussed and recommendations are published for the attention of Government and others takeholders, inorder to facilitate and organize the growth and physical development of human settlements in our Nation.
The 2020 Edition of the National Conference is the 51st in
its series, scheduled to hold in Abuja, Federal Capital
Territory from Monday, 19th October to Friday, 23rd
October, 2020. Its purpose is to assemble all urban and
regional planning professionals in the academia, public
sector and private practice, as well as, scientists, urban administrators, researchers, political office holders at all
levels of governance, real estate developers and
consultants, ICT specialists, stakeholders in human
settlement development and other service providers. It
will provide the opportunity to exchange views and share
experiences and research results, and to have an
exchange of ideas on various aspects of human
settlement planning, development and management. It
will particularly provide the opportunity to host
government officials and to assess the level of progress
achieved on the Agenda 2030, allowing an interdisciplinary
forum for researchers, practitioners,
administrators, and educators to present and discuss the
challenges encountered and propose an agenda that
would guarantee sustainability of physical planning and
development of settlements in Nigeria.
The theme for the 2020 Conference is:
The sub-themes are:
The National Conference Planning Committee hereby calls for submission of high quality papers on the Conference sub-themes for discussion during the Conference. Papers are expected to be original, conceptual, constructive, empirical, practical, experimental theoretical in presentation.
Final paper presentations shall be on A4 paper double line spacing, New Times Roman font of 12 points and not exceeding 15pages, including references.The following are further required:
All submitted Conference papers in softcopy, will be
subjected to blind peer review by competent reviewers.
The Conference Planning Committee reserves the right to
step down submissions that do not conform to the
stipulated requirements without explanations to the
contributors. All submissions would be duly
Abstract of papers are to be submitted by authors to the email addresses stated below on or before Friday, 27th March, 2020. Abstracts not submitted on the deadline would not be entertained.
Complete papers (prose only) should be submitted on or before Friday, 22nd May, 2020 to the same addresses in the following order, first to the Institute’s email address and others copied
Authors of papers cleared for conference presentation will
receive notification and further directives on preparation
of PowerPoint versions of their papers. All corrected
papers must reach the Conference Planning Committee
on or before Friday, 10th July, 2020 to qualify for inclusion
in the publication of the Conference Papers, while
outstanding presentations may be recommended to the
Editorial Board for inclusion in the Journal of the Nigerian
Institute of Town Planners (NITP).
Conference sponsorship and exhibition opportunities
The Conference offers opportunities for individuals, real estate developers and investors, private organizations and public agencies to sponsor and/or exhibit their physical planning, urban development and related products within the premises of the Conference venue. Interested partners should please contact the names stated above to receive further details.