Oluwafemi Olajide

I am an urban planner and a Lecturer in Urban Planning at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. I hold a PhD in Planning from the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, United Kingdom. My doctoral research investigated how institutions mediate the livelihood context – vulnerability and livelihood assets – of the urban poor in informal settlements, with the case study of Lagos, Nigeria. Broadly, I am profoundly concerned about urban affairs, drawing examples from urban dynamics and development paradoxes in the Global South. My ongoing research focuses on the intersections of governance and urban development within the domains of housing right, poverty, informality, livelihoods and social movement. As a researcher, I have been involved in a number of funded research projects including Urban Governance and Turning African Cities Around, funded by Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR). As an urban planner, I have been involved in the preparation of various strategic development plans and environmental impact assessment reports. As a lecturer, have successfully supervised students in multidisciplinary areas of urban planning.

Recent publications

1. Olajide, O & T Lawanson, T. (2021). Urban paradox and the rise of the neoliberal city: Case study of Lagos, Nigeria. Urban Studies, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00420980211014461

2. Olajide, O.A., Agunbiade, ME & Bishi, H.B. (2020) Governance, Sustainable Development Goals and the Lagos Homeownership Mortgage Scheme. African Journal of Housing and Sustainable Development (AJHSD) 1 (1), 61-76.

3. Olajide, O.A., Agunbiade, M.E., & Bishi, H.B. (2018). The realities of Lagos urban development vision on livelihoods of the urban poor. Journal of urban management 7 (1), 21-31.