Effectiveness of the Institutional and Technical Planning Frameworks in Jos Metropolis, Nigeria

Samuel D. Wapwera, Nandi D. Dabis, Gerald T. Maigida


Most planning authorities in developing economies are not effective due to poor urban and regional planning systems making it almost impossible to control urban development and management of urban areas, leading to the haphazard urban development and poor management bringing about disproportionate distribution of resources in terms of basic infrastructure. It is against this backdrop that this paper seeks to examine the effectiveness of the institutional and technical planning frameworks in terms of Urban Development and Management (UDM) in Jos metropolis Nigeriaby identifying the factors that determines the effectiveness of the urban governance and management as well as identify and examining the urban planning system towards ensuring an effective urban controlled development and management in Jos metropolis Nigeria. The research approach adopted is qualitative and quantitative with deductive-inductive reasoning. The strategy used is “mixed method” and the instruments employed were questionnaires, face-to-face interviews, case studies documents reviewed with planning authorities in Jos Metropolis, Nigeria. The quantitative data sets obtained were analysed using Spearman ranks correlation coefficient (rho) and the qualitative data were analysed using thematic and content analysis. Statistically, the results showed that the components of the institutions (UG) and technical (UM) all have very strong statistical correlation. Based on the study results recommendations are proffered to practitioners, academia and policy makers.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/uspa.v1n2p238


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