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Transit Oriented Development in West African Cities

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  • Aug 2024


  • Provides perspectives on transit oriented development in West Africa
  • Discusses approaches for enhancing urban connectivity
  • Highlights experience of transportation governance in West Africa

Part of the book series: GeoJournal Library (GEJL)

Part of the book sub series: Urban Perspectives from the Global South (URPGS)

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About this book

The book addresses conceptual issues around urban transportation policy and practice in selected west African cities. It highlights the institutional, socio economic and infrastructural barriers of transit-oriented development in West Africa. Through a series of case studies, the chapters present how transport governance systems affect housing, land, infrastructure development, urbanization dynamics, construction and the urban poor.

The chapters in this book are written by authors from multi-disciplinary backgrounds including architecture, construction management, real estate, urban planning and public health, and are members of the African Research Network on Urbanization and Habitable Cities, a research network supported by the UKRI African Research Universities Alliance Capacity Building Programme.

By providing a solid empirical portrait based on lived and research experience, this book will be a great resource to students, academics and policy makers in transport, urbanplanning and development policy as well as social scientists.


  • Urban Transport Governance
  • Transit Oriented Development
  • African cities
  • Transportation policy and development
  • African Urbanization
  • Urban Connectivity
  • Public Transport in West African Cities
  • Transit Oriented Development
  • Transport Infrastructure
  • Urban Development
  • Bus Rapid Transit
  • Transport System
  • World Bank
  • Traffic Congestion
  • Mobility
  • Built Environment
  • Urbanization in West African Cities
  • Urban Management
  • Transportation Planning and Management
  • Urban Policy

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria

    Timothy Nubi, Taibat Lawanson, Basirat Oyalowo

About the editors

Timothy Nubi is a Professor of Housing and Regeneration in the University of Lagos. He holds a Phd in Construction management. He is the Director of the University of Lagos Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development and Eisenhower Global fellow. His research interests are in the area of housing finance and urban regeneration.

Taibat Lawanson is a Professor of Urban Management and Governance at the University of Lagos, She holds a Phd in Urban and Regional Planning. She is the lead – Propoor Development Research Cluster and Co-Director at the University of Lagos Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development. She is a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio fellow. Her research focuses on the interface of social complexities, urban realities and the quest for spatial justice.

Basirat Oyalowo is Senior Lecturer in Estate Management at the University of Lagos. She holds a PhD in Estate management. She is Academic Coordinator at the University of Lagos Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development. She is an Urban Studies Foundation fellow. Her research focuses on urban informality, sustainability and alternative housing models.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Transit Oriented Development in West African Cities

  • Editors: Timothy Nubi, Taibat Lawanson, Basirat Oyalowo

  • Series Title: GeoJournal Library

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-58725-2Due: 22 August 2024

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-58728-3Due: 22 August 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-58726-9Due: 22 August 2024

  • Series ISSN: 0924-5499

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-0072

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 307

  • Number of Illustrations: 60 b/w illustrations

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