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Urbanism And the Conservation of The Natural Environment for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Kano State, Nigeria, 1989-2020

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Nadir A. Nasidi
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Abstract

Kano is one of the fast growing urban centres in Africa with concomitant environmental challenges that emerged as a result of uncoordinated human activities in the State such as deforestation, disturbance of open spaces and other natural forms, especially those that constitute the State’s important cultural heritage sites. This development made the Kano State government to enact different urban development laws, regulations, policies and edicts apart from the establishment of important urban planning and development agencies such as the Kano State Environmental Planning and Protection Agency (KASEPPA) and the Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) in 1989 and 1990. Using primary and secondary sources, this paper examines the impacts of these governmental laws and edicts on environmental growth for sustainable development. This is achieved by also looking at the unique roles played by experts, especially landscape architects in the planning, designing and management of natural, rural and built environments to address sustainability, quality and health of landscapes. This paper finds out that urban growth in both demographic and infrastructural basis temper with the Kano town planning and landscaping due to intense human activities, especially with the emergence of slums in the capital city. The State has also experienced the rapid conversion of natural green lands and important open spaces to either residential or commercial areas.
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hal-03762087 , version 1 (26-08-2022)

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Nadir A. Nasidi. Urbanism And the Conservation of The Natural Environment for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Kano State, Nigeria, 1989-2020. [Research Report] IFRA-Nigeria Working Papers Series 87, IFRA-Nigeria. 2022, pp.1-20. ⟨hal-03762087⟩
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