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Title:The development of urban and regional planning legislation and their impact on the morphology of Nigerian cities
Authors:Agbola, TundeISNI
Agbola, E.O.
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
land use
regional planning
urban planning
Abstract:After briefly alluding to the relationship between land use control and planning legislation, the authors survey all known planning legislation in Nigeria, from the oldest, the 1863 Towns Improvement Ordinance (which was enacted two years after Lagos was ceded to British colonial rule), to the most recent, the 1992 Nigerian Urban and Regional Planning Law (which replaced the largely outdated 1948 Town and Country Planning Law). They then look at the impact of legislation on the pattern of growth and development of Nigerian cities. They conclude that legislation has had minimal beneficial effects on the form and development of Nigeria's cities. The implementation of recent new legislation introduced to replace the antiquated colonial laws will require political will and commitment. App., bibliogr., sum.