This Framework and Plan provides an overview and detailed description of
the Urbanisation Research Nigeria (URN) programme. The programme will
produce research and data collection on key topics concerning
urbanisation, urban development and the provision of infrastructure, and
will disseminate this work through reports which will contribute to the
evidence base for better urbanisation strategy, urban policy and urban
programming and governance in Nigeria.
The research will be approached through the four themes:
Theme A: Urban change processes – developing a better understanding of
the urbanisation and spatial expansion processes.
Theme B: Urban economic growth, infrastructure and livelihoods –
examining Nigeria’s diverse urban economies and the opportunities they
Theme C: Well-being of urban citizens – exploring the material,
relational and subjective dimensions of well-being in Nigeria’s urban
Theme D: Urban land, planning, and governance – uncovering the process
of urban development based on land resources and its planning and
Bloch, R.; Papachristodoulou, N. Urbanisation Research Nigeria (URN) Framework and Plan. ICF International, London, UK (2014) iii + 20 pp.