THE DEPARTMENT The programme of Urban and Regional Planning in the School of Environmental Sciences at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola consists of a five-year curriculum of studies leading to the award of the Bachelor of Technology in Urban and Regional Planning (B. Tech. URP) after successful completion. The programme took off in 1988/89 Session as the second Department after Geography in the School of Environmental Sciences with three staff and twenty students. The Department has made steady growth since then having increased its staffing and students’ population as well as having developed Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctorate Degree programmes. Its programme has been reviewed three times before the current minor revision. 2.0 PHILOSOPHY The programmes of Urban and Regional Planning being run in the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola consider planning as a means through which we can bring about a harmonious relationship between man, the built environment and nature. We see Urban and Regional Planning as the art and science of ordering and managing land uses based on detailed understanding and analysis of societal needs, goals and objectives within the socio-economic, physical and environmental framework. We see it concerned with the formation, designing, implementation and monitoring of land use plans and policies at the local, urban and regional levels. It is a broad-based discipline requiring comprehensive education and training in the planning, designing and management of the total environment both from the theoretical and practical perspectives. It is the understanding of these societal demands on the planning profession that is at the background of the running of Urban and Regional Planning programme at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.
General Objectives The broad objectives of the course of study in Urban and Regional Planning are: a. to provide a broad based education and training which will assist in developing the student’s intellectual and professional capabilities to a high standard; b. to produce a sound generalist professional planner who can operate effectively in the field of Urban Planning and related activities. c. to utilise existing community planning problems as practical case-studies in prescribing professional explanations and solutions to identified and perceived human settlements problems. 5.2 Specific Objectives The specific objectives to achieve the above general objectives include: a. to develop students’ understanding of Urban and Regional Planning through exposure to theories, methods and techniques for planning, designing and managing land use and environmental dynamics. b. to assist the students to acquire constructive understanding of the relation between the social, economic, technological and legislative framework of society within the physical and other integrative social and economic planning processes requiring a comprehensive education and training in the planning, design and management of the total environment both from theoretical and practical perspectives. c. to provide students with varied practical experience of realistic planning problems, d. to encourage the students to develop interest in particular planning skills and research methods, and e. to undertake planning education amongst community members in order to balance the client-professionals relationship in the course of environmental planning.
There are a number of opportunities available to the graduate in the field of Urban and Regional Planning. They can work with public agencies and private firms such as those listed I the left column hereunder and in the roles enumerated in the right column of the same table:
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