UW-Stevens Point faculty expert discusses urban planning in a developing country

In western democracies, urban planners consider citizens' input to promote quality of life. How is planning in a developing country like Nigeria similar or different? Learn about urban planning with an international perspective at a free lecture offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

"Planning and Public Interest in a Developing Country" will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, presented by Ismaila Odogba, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Geology. Held in the Pinery Room of the Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main St., Stevens Point, this is the third talk in the eight-part College of Letters and Science 2017-2018 Community Lecture Series. The public may attend free of charge.

"Planning in Nigeria is institutionally inconsistent with little to no public participation and a strong emphasis on government as opposed to governance," Odogba said. "This discussion explores urban planning and citizen involvement in Nigeria by providing insights into the planning process framework."

Odogba earned his Ph.D. from the University of Louisville. His topical interests include comparative urban development, land use planning, political economy and urban and regional planning.

For more information on the Community Lecture Series, visit www.uwsp.edu/cols/lectureseries or email stappa@uwsp.edu.

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