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Smart Cities Implementation: Challenges in Nigeria

kadiri, kabir; Oyedele, Lukumon; Owolabi, Hakeem; Akinade,, Olugbenga; Akanbi,, Lukman; Gbadamosi, Abdul-Quayyum


kabir kadiri

Hakeem Owolabi
Associate Professor - Project Analytics and Digital Enterprise

Olugbenga Akinade
Associate Professor - AR/VR Development with Artificial Intelligence

Dr Lukman Akanbi
Associate Professor - Big Data Application Developer

Abdul Gbadamosi
Research Associate - Big Data Application Development


A city is a large human settlement that have extensive systems for housing, transportation, sanitation, utilities, land use, and communication. Their density facilitates interaction between people, government organizations and businesses, sometimes benefiting different parties in the process. Cities have been seen as the cause of environmental degradation and resource depletion, casting an ecological footprint across the globe, far beyond their immediate regions. More often than not, cities are seen as problematic—congested, polluting, with poor housing, collapsing infrastructure, crime and poverty. Yet it is cities that drive economies and it is within them that innovations occur, and an increasing part of global output is produced. A new paradigm of city, though not fully defined concept, called the Smart cities, is gaining momentum. However, the adoption of the Smart city status for Africa and especially in the context of Nigeria portends a lot of challenges. A key issue in this part of the world is the challenge, particularly in Nigeria, where there are Planning Authorities and individuals have to abide by these regulatory codes before developing their private residences. Based on some of their challenges and many others, this study sets out to examine the feasibilities of smart city adoption in Nigeria, considering the existing structure of the planning regulation. Using a systematic review of literature, the study examines the opportunities for smart city application within the Nigerian settings.


kadiri, K. (2019, June). Smart Cities Implementation: Challenges in Nigeria. Presented at CIB World Building Congress 2019

Presentation Conference Type Speech
Conference Name CIB World Building Congress 2019
Start Date Jun 17, 2019
End Date Jun 21, 2019
Acceptance Date Jun 21, 2019
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords smart city, planning, infrastructure, ICT, global
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : CIB World Building Congress 2019 Hong Kong SAR, China 17 – 21 June 2019


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