NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021: CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS OF PROPOSED CONFERENCE PAPERS.
The National Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) is one of the events for presentation of academic and research papers aimed at enriching the knowledge of the theory and practice of urban and regional planning in Nigeria. It has been a forum for exchanging ideas on contemporary issues and generating thoughts on issues on the front burner as well as exploring current best practices.
2.0 Dates and Venue of the Conference
The Conference is proposed to commence on Monday 25th October through Friday 29th October 2021 in Port Harcourt in Rivers State.
The theme for discussion this year as recently approved by the National Council is “Planning Human Settlements in Nigeria for Resilience and Sustainability”. This theme was chosen to engage professionals and people from all walks of life to investigate and proffer reasonable response to contemporary issues in human settlements in Nigeria. These range from the increasing urbanization and the challenges being faced by the urban and rural dwellers in their environments such as increased environmental degradation, climate change, natural/man-made disasters (flooding, fire, building collapse), climate change, social problems, poverty, infrastructural deficit, slum and inadequate technical capacity and human resources to manage the changes. Apart from the global issues of vulnerability, insecurity, restiveness and the pandemic, Nigeria is particularly battling with insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other socio-economic problems. Furthermore, our leaning towards consumption than production has exposed the nation to unsustainable practices; these need to be deliberated and proffered solutions.
Over the years, the National Conference has continued to attract much patronage from within and outside Nigeria, between members of the Institute and non-members due to the richness of its content. It has always attracted experienced, knowledgeable and versatile professionals and policy makers who are engaged in discussions and expositions in thematic areas with a view to enriching the knowledge base of practicing and upcoming professionals. This year, the National Conference promises to be richer than ever before as it will attract more participants from various parts of the world.
It is hoped that the presentations will position Nigerian Government, town planners, and related professionals in the built environment to lead the resilience agenda and generate pragmatic steps towards sustainable physical, social and economic transformations that will make human settlements more livable, prosperous, healthy, safe, functional and indeed aesthetic.
For the theme above to be intensively and effectively discussed, the following thematic areas are to be explored.
Abstracts which should not be more than 250 words should be submitted in soft copy to: