Non Implementation of the Greater Jos Urban Master Plan: Options and Strategies

Samuel Danjuma Wapwera


This paper seeks to review the non-implementation of the Greater Jos Urban Master plan, considering some options and strategies. It was carried out by examining the current master planning approach and master planning-cum-spatial planning. The research strategy used is mixed method with a deductive-inductive reasoning. Multiple sampling methods were adopted; the snowball to get 30 Town planners working in the 9 case studies (planning authorities) to be engaged in the face-to-face interview, Purposive and Convenience sampling methods were employed to select over 90 documents on planning authorities and implementation of master plan in Jos, metropolis, Nigeria. The instruments employed were face-to-face interviews and review of archived documents on the implementation of master plans and other options. The data obtained through the face-to-face interviews and the 90 archive documents were analysed using the thematic and content analyses. The results obtained revealed that the implementation of the proposed greater Jos Urban master plan was affected by unproved legislations, the plethora of planning authorities covering the planning region and inadequate funding as well as its phasing. Hence the consideration of the strategies to employ for the implementation of plans which concluded with the recommendations to help practitioners (Town Planners), policy makers (Legislators in the area of planning) and the academia.

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