One-Day Roundtable "Urban Lives & Environmental Changes" - May 10th, UniLag
IFRA-Nigeria and the Center for Housing and Sustainable Development CHSD-UniLag organized a One-day Roundtable by & for Early-Career Researchers on "Urban Lives and Environmental Changes". The Roundtable took place on May 10th in the University of Lagos from 9am to 4pm.
This Roundtable was co-organized by early-career researchers from the Center of Housing and Sustainable Development (CHSD), University of Lagos and IFRA-Nigeria (Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan), and is part of a collaborative conference series organized by the Institut Français du Nigéria, the French Embassy in Nigeria and IFRA-Nigeria.
This one-day roundtable aimed at questioning the relations between Nature and urban collectives (authorities and city-dwellers) and at creating bridges between various Humanities disciplines and scholars and non-academic urban development experts.
IFRA-Nigeria and CHSD-UniLag launched a call for papers, specifically calling for transdisciplinary papers that tackle impact of environmental changes on urban lives, human and non-human. The proposed focus was either on cities as products of interwoven physical and social realities, and/or on cities as contexts of asymmetrical power relations within and in-between urban collectives regarding environmental changes.
The Organization Committee received 22 abstracts, and choose 6 abstracts among them.
Keynote speaker: Prof. Taibat Lawanson, Co-Director, Center for Housing and Sustainable Development, UniLag
Guest speakers: Anthony Adejuwon, Urban Alert Nigeria & Dr Temilade Sesan, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Papers were be presented by: Olusola Ayandele, Njoku Chukwudi, Deborah Temisan Lawal, Nadir A. Nasidi, Oluwabusolami Ojo, Oluwaseyi Popogbe, Victor Sokari.
Video of the conference:
Full programme and content of the video:
0:00 - Welcome address by the co-host: Prof. Timothy Nubi, Co-Director CHSD
08:05 - Welcome address by the co-host Dr Cyrielle Maingraud-Martinaud, Deputy Director IFRA-Nigeria.
13:25 - Keynote Lecture: “Urban Change in Nigeria through the socio-ecological lens” Prof. Taibat Lawanson, Co-Director CHSD-UniLag.
01:05:21 - Introduction of Panel 1 - Living, Coping and Adapting in fast changing urban environments. Moderation: Rémi Jenvrin & Damilola Odekunle 01.06.40 - Guest Speaker - Dr Temilade Sesan, University of Ibadan.
01:35:55 - “Carbon footprint reduction in Port Harcourt: Exploring the potentials of non-motorized transportation” - Njoku Chukwudi.
01:52:32 - “Connectedness to Nature among city dwellers around floodplains in Ibadan metropolis” - Olusola Ayandele.
02:09:28 - “An Assessment of the Relationship between Living Standard Practices and Occurrence of Flooding in Coastal Slum Areas in Lagos State, Nigeria" - Oluwaseyi Popogbe.
02:21:30 - Questions & Answers.
02:55:10 - Video presentation of two ongoing research-creation projects in Lagos and Osogbo - Eniola Afolayan, Remi Jenvrin, Pauline Guinard, Oluwaseyi Eniayo aka Soft Mix. Visit the website project: https://sites.google.com/view/whereis...
03:00:20 - Screening of a short documentary by Deji Akinpelu on Floodings in Oworonsoki, Lagos 16’, 2022.
03:19:20 Introduction of Panel 2 - Narratives on Urban Environmental Issues: Awareness, Agency, and Actions. Moderation: Juliette Reflé & Ǫlúwątóbilóbą Adéwùnmí.
03:25:00 - “Urbanism and the Conservation of the Natural Environment for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Kano State, Nigeria, 1989-2020” - Nadir A. Nasidi.
03:40:00 - Non-Governmental Organisations, Response Actions and Soot Pollution Conundrum in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria" - Victor Sokari, Oluwabusolami Ojo.
03:54:35 - “Sounding the impact of ecological transformation in Lagos city, Nigeria” - Deborah Temisan Lawal.
04:09:20 - “Guest Speaker - Osun River Contamination” Anthony Adejuwon, Urban Alert.
04:26:35 - Questions & Answers.
05:04:26 - Closing Remarks - Dr Cyrielle Maingraud-Martinaud (IFRA-Nigeria).
Members of the Conference Organizing Committee:
PhD Student in Sustainable Urbanization (Wits-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab Programme), Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
PhD Student in Geography, UMR 8586-Prodig, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, CNRS, Paris, France
PhD Student and Lecturer, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
Research Associate and Research Project Manager, IFRA-Nigeria, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria