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Lagos Urban Planning


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July 2012
Date city authorities went into Makoko slum and demolished part of it
Reason for Makoko partial demolition
growing slum had grown too close to the neighbouring bridge and power cables
Number of people thought affected by slum clearance
Number ofhours notice given to people to clear parts of Makoko slum when part of it was cleared
Positives of Makoko location
prime water front property close to the major port and Lagos Island
The Makoko Floating School
Idea by Kunlé Adeyemi with several NGOs such as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to create a floating school
Before Makoko floating school
Children only had access to one primary school which was inadequate, built on reclaimed land and was frequently threatened by recurrent flooding
Structure of floating school
Triangular A-Frame section with about 1,000-square-foot play area.
Classrooms were found
On the second tier, partially enclosed with adjustable slats to allow shade and wind to circulate.
plastic barrels were used to float on the waters
Solar panels
Produced sustainable energy for the floating school
In funding from the World Bank in 2006 for the Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project (LMDGP)
Aims of LMDGP
to increase sustainable access to basic urban services through investments in critical infrastructure in 9 of the worst slums in Lagos, including Makoko.
Eko Atlantic Project
is being built on three and half square miles of land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean
Gains from Eko Atlantic
expected to provide accommodation for 250,000 people and employment opportunities for a further 150,000.