South West town plan­ners seek re­gional in­te­gra­tion

Daily Trust - - PROPERTY - From Chris Agabi, La­gos

To pro­vide con­cise strate­gies for the in­te­gra­tion of south­west­ern Nigeria, town plan­ners in the re­gion have come up with pol­icy doc­u­ment geared to­wards de­vel­op­ment agenda for the six states that make up the re­gion.

The doc­u­ment en­ti­tled “South-West Strate­gic Re­gional Plan - A case for In­te­grated De­vel­op­ment Agenda” was pre­sented to stake­hold­ers.

The stake­hold­ers in­clude: com­mu­nity lead­ers, com­mis­sion­ers of phys­i­cal plan­ning in the re­gion, cap­tains of in­dus­try, per­ma­nent sec­re­taries, tra­di­tional rulers (obas) and pro­fes­sion­als in La­gos.

The doc­u­ment en­com­passed var­i­ous is­sues af­fect­ing ur­ban and re­gional plan­ning in the zone, strate­gies for co­op­er­a­tion for repo­si­tion­ing de­vel­op­ment within the re­gion.

The doc­u­ment ex­am­ined var­i­ous de­vel­op­ment poli­cies and agenda on in­te­gra­tion of the re­gion and harped on the need to es­tab­lish a clear re­la­tion­ship among the ex­ist­ing poli­cies and ur­ban and re­gional plan­ning; ap­pro­pri­ate frame­work on how ur­ban and re­gional plan­ning process will strengthen the de­vel­op­ment agenda; and de­velop a strate­gic mech­a­nism for in­te­grat­ing ur­ban and re­gional plan­ning in the re­gion to­wards de­liv­er­ing on goals of de­vel­op­ment agenda.

Tow­ers of the World Trade Cen­tre viewed from the Air­port re­turn road.

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