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A Design Workshop’s Contribution to Climate Adaptation in Coastal Settlements in Nigeria

Department of Architecture, Federal University of Technology, Akure PMB 704, Nigeria
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Urban Sci. 2020, 4(3), 33; https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci4030033
Received: 23 March 2020 / Revised: 1 June 2020 / Accepted: 6 July 2020 / Published: 14 July 2020
With the growth in collaborative engagements for solutions to society’s complex problems, the role of co-designing to address climate change issues of low-income human settlements is becoming significant. This informed a design workshop/charette hosted at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. Twenty-six young architects and urban planners worked with non-academic stakeholders from coastal communities in Igbokoda, Ondo State during the five-day event. Structural (building and neighborhood setting) and non-structural (programmatic) ideas for climate adaptation and resilient housing in the low-income coastal communities were outcomes of the collaborative work. This paper reports and draws lessons from the process and outcomes of the design workshop/charette. The outcomes were well-received by the stakeholders and follow-up projects have since been conceived. This thus affirms the value of collaborative approach towards exploring and co-producing solutions in the era of a changing climate. View Full-Text
Keywords: resilient housing; adaptative buildings; design education; sustainability; waterfront settlements resilient housing; adaptative buildings; design education; sustainability; waterfront settlements
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Adegun, O.B.; Olusoga, O.O. A Design Workshop’s Contribution to Climate Adaptation in Coastal Settlements in Nigeria. Urban Sci. 2020, 4, 33. https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci4030033

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Adegun OB, Olusoga OO. A Design Workshop’s Contribution to Climate Adaptation in Coastal Settlements in Nigeria. Urban Science. 2020; 4(3):33. https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci4030033

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