Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Dr. Brown Ibama

Ag. Head of Department

Urban And Regional Planning

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning was formally established as a separate department in May 1990 as one of the five member-departments of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences.


Nonetheless, Urban and Regional Planning was one of the disciplines within the Department of Environmental Sciences in the School of Engineering in 1977, and became a division of the department of Architecture and Town Planning created, in 1982 in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences.

The Urban and Regional Planning Programme started as a two year University Diploma course in 1977. In 1982, the four year degree programme leading to the award of B. Tech degree in Town Planning was introduced. But now, Urban and Regional Planning is a five year degree programme with B. Tech and this is to qualify students as Town Planners.

The Diploma programme was phased out from the Department at the end of the 1989/90 academic session.

Staff List in the Department

NameRankArea Of SpecialisationEmail
Tpl. Dr. I. BROWN Senior Lecturer/Ag. HODDisaster Risk Resilience Planning, Waste Management, Urban Planning, Qualitative Methods, Marine Spatial Planning and Blue Economy
Prof. O. B. OWEIProfessorUrban Management, Planning Law and
Tpl. Dr. I. I. WEJE ReaderEnvironmental Planning, EIA, Urban Studies, Quantitative Techniques and Housing
Dr. V. C. OBINNASenior LecturerHousing and Social Impact
Tpl. (Ms). J. O. EMERUEMSenior LecturerTourism, Land Use and Environmental
Mr. G. E. NKWOSenior LecturerTransport Planning and
Tpl. Dr. (Mrs). E. N. Anthony Le-ol Senior Lecturer Regional Planning and Environmental
Tpl. Dr. S. W JOHNBULLLecturer IEnvironmental Planning and Management, Urban Design, Rural Development Planning
Tpl. Dr. T. EYENGHE.Lecturer IUrban studies, Environmental Planning and Management, Sustainable Development and Quality of Life
Tpl. Dr. D. SAMUELLecturer IRural Development
Tpl. Dr. E. C. DIKELecturer IGeo Design and Urban Informatics, Spatial Planning and Data Science, Environmental Remote Sensing, Climate Change and Environmental
Tpl. I. N. DAPALecturer IUrban Design and Wetland
Tpl. Dr. T. D. IKIRIKOLecturer ILand use and Natural Resource planning, Planning Law, Rural Development. Planning and Urban
Tpl. Dr. B. G. AMEMELecturer IUrban Design, Landuse and Environmental Mgt planning, Housing
Tpl. Dr. E. C. NWOKAEZELecturer ISpatial/Infrastructure Planning, Urban Design, Urban Management, Planning Law and Urban
Tpl. K. P. VISIGAHLecturer IUrban Design, GIS,Geo-Information
TPl. Dr. L. O. AKUELecturer ILand Use/Environmental Management, SIA, Disaster Risk
Mr. F. C. WACHUKWULecturer IIEnvironmental Planning, Recreation Planning and Environmental Management, Marine Spatial
Tpl. F. O. GBARABELecturer IILand use Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Design Sustainable Development
Tpl. S. S. OWUKIOLecturer IIGIS and Urban informatics, Urban Remote Sensing, , Resilience Planning Flood Risk Assessments, Urban Design and Drone Mapping, AI Machining
David Beauty ChikaPrincipal Confidential
Johnson JukumePrincipal Executive
Ojule Benson IgweAdministrative Officer
Amadi Eyiyie AmadiHigher Executive Officer
Wike Ikechi VivianAdministrative Officer
Stanley N. AmaewhuleAdministrative Officer
Oruwari Builder BomaTechnologist
Obia Godswill Technologist



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The Urban and Regional programme is designed to equip students with qualitative, quantitative and design skills so that they become efficient and functional physical planners; FIRST TO DEAL WITH THE PECULIARITIES OF THE Niger Delta environment and then society in general. To this end, the programme incorporates special course in Coastal Zone Management and Disaster Risk Management.

Urban and Regional (or physical) planning is concerned with change in the physical environment.  The analysis of such change also falls within the province of other applied scientists (including geographers, sociologists, etc.).

However, the distinctive feature of urban and regional planning is that it does not set out merely to analyse change but also actively engages in its prevention, control or promotion.  Urban and regional planning is therefore mainly prescriptive in orientation.


This programme aims at producing competent professionals who should be able to direct the following operations:  

(i) Preparation of Development plans for towns, villages, and  regions.

(ii)Preparation of town expansion schemes.

(iii)Control of development.

(iv)Preparation of Site Layout Plans for residential, commercial, industrial, recreational and other uses.

(v)Preparation of schemes for urban renewal.

(vi)Carrying out of feasibility, impact, and socio-economic studies in relation to proposed development projects.

(vii)Carrying out of research into the problems of the physical environment to provide a basis for policy formulation.