HOD Welcome Address
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Ibadan, the flagship of planning institutions in Nigeria. The Department metamorphosed from its humble beginning as a Centre of Planning Science in the 80s to kayseri escort canlı bahis
bedava bonus veren bahis siteleri canlı bahis its current status as hub of physical planning activities in Africa. It is a registered planning institution with Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC) and a member of Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS). The Department is known for scholarship and professional competence.
The staff (retired and serving) of the Department has displayed scholarly proficiency in both professional and academic spheres. They are celebrated planners with international recognition. The likes of Professors Egunjobi, Agbola, Olatubara, Wahab and Sanni are household names in the planning domain. Our services are solicited at local and international levels. Some of our products have held and are still holding executive and managerial positions all over the world. The Department at various times had link with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNHABITAT. We are currently establishing a link with the University of Malmo, Sweden in three thematic areas of Urban Agriculture, Urban Biodiversity and Green Roof Technology.
As a Department with a vision of becoming the best planning school in Africa and a leading planning institution in the world, we admit the best candidates in character and academic. I believe that your coming to the Department is a dream come true and I hope that you will make the best use of this rare privilege. Your future career depends on the foundation laid today. I will encourage you to be diligent, committed and proactive as you embark on your programme in this Department.
Once again, I sincerely welcome you to the primate and the best planning school in Nigeria.
Olusiyi Ipingbemi, Ph.D, CMILT
Ag. HOD, DURP, UI