Physical Master-planning as Panacea to Physical Planning Challenges in Nigeria Cities: Case Study of Abuja, Nigeria Capital City

Obinna Ubani, Arc Emeka Mba, Lucy Ugwu


The need for a master plan to guide development in urban areas cannot be emphasized. There is however criticisms against this master planning as a development strategy. This paper x-rays the relevance of master plan using Abuja- Nigeria Capital City- master plan as a reference study area. Attempts were made to investigate the urban challenges in Abuja as well as problems confronting master plan implementation. It was recommended that master planning should be encouraged as a strategy to guiding development settlement development

Keywords: Master plan, Settlement, Urban

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