The drive to attain global sustainability presents different challenges to different countries of the world, reflecting their different levels of socio-economic characteristics. Based on a study of Abuja, Nigeria; this article researches the sustainable development principles that are prioritized in the design of new settlements, and within the limits of a case-study analysis, ascertains the influence of International Agendas in the design of the new settlements in Abuja, Nigeria’s new capital city. It was found that the designs addressed mainly social and economic issues, although there is need to further promote social justice and equity. The designs did not accommodate sustainable environmental practices as such. Standard Planning principles have influenced the designs, and there is an urgent need for localizing international agreements in order to achieve meaningful sustainable development in the country.
|Keywords:||Abuja, Agenda 21, Nigeria, Urban Planning, Sustainable Development|
Technical Assistant, Regional Plan Office, Sango-Ota, Ogun, Nigeria
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