Cultural Landscape Design in Nigeria during the Pre-Colonial, Colonial and Twenty-First Century.

Philip Ayuba, Salome Kolo, Elijah Emmanuel Ayuba, S. I Shuaibu


Landscape is an integral part of man’s environment and the term in relation to a place may invoke the creation and experience of multiple meanings. This research investigates the relationship between landscapes in Nigeria during the precolonial, colonial and the twenty-first century. It looks at the influences of colonialism on landscape design, which seeks to find out how Nigeria has fared in its land use planning. The research highlighted the continued importance of historically constituted landscape upon which present-day activities in Nigeria are performed, and also considered the existing relationships of the present to the past. This paper through intensive review of relevant literature - books, journals and seminar papers amongst other documents, critically examined the factors that best answer the objectives of the study. The paper also outlines outdoor spaces that connect individuals to their social, economic and religious or cultural activities. It reviewed reasons that necessitate the proper organisation or arrangement that landscape design is concerned with. The paper recommended adequate implementation of town planning laws such as the active participation of the masses.

Keywords: architecture, cultural landscape, design, environment

DOI: 10.7176/CER/11-2-08

Publication date:March 31st 2019

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