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Title:Main currents of nigerian regional planning thought and practice: a review
Author:Okpala, D.C.I.
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:regional planning
Abstract:Regional planning practice in Nigeria has always developed in advance of theory. Regional planning thought is still fairly ambiguous, foggy and ambivalent, and the definition, scope, context, goals and objectives of regional planning are perceived differently by different categories of people and interests. The development of thought on the subject has manifested three discernible perspectives over time, namely the spatial-locational perspective, the socioeconomic equity perspective, and a pragmatic public perspective which tries to reflect the best (workable) attributes of the other two perspectives. What is still lacking in Nigerian regional planning is the 'classical perspective', which is predicated on the rationale that a regional planning approach generally recommends itself under two main categories of criteria: situations or issues of critical national importance or impact, and issues or problems that cut across more than one jurisdictional boundary. Bibliogr., notes, ref.