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CSI.Lagos: Lagos - Mega City or Crisis City - Bukka debate (18 Jun 2010)

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Lagos is branded as 'Mega City' but more often viewed as 'Crisis City'. This panel discussion speculates on the urban future of the city of Lagos in Nigeria.

more info: bukka.org/activities.html

The contribution of Urban Detectives to this event is presenting the external perspective through the results of the 'City Space Investigations - Lagos' workshop held in April 2010.

more info: csi-lagos.urbandetectives.com

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CSI.Lagos: Lagos - Mega City or Crisis City - Bukka debate (18 Jun 2010)

  1. 1. CSI Lagos 2010 City Space Investigations ‘Lagos: Mega City or Crisis City?’ Organised by In collaboration with Exchange with
  2. 2. CSI Lagos 2010 URBAN DETECTIVES City Space Investigations ‘Redefining the urban & architectural discipline in the 21st century by organizing experimental international workshops’ Urban Detectives CSI workframe Jaap Klaarenbeek, MSc Transdisciplinarity Jasper Moelker, MSc Participatory approaches ICT enhanced learning
  3. 3. CSI Lagos 2010 UNDERSTANDING LAGOS City Space Investigations Leading questions: 1) What can be learnt from Lagos? And, how can prevalent informal activities be integrated into urban policy and planning? 2) Are prevalent media representations beneficial to understanding Lagos?
  4. 4. CSI Lagos 2010 MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS City Space Investigations Koolhaas ‘Wide & Close’, BBC ‘Welcome to Lagos’, ZDF multimedia: fear and uncertainty ‘Das Tagliche Wunder’, Kemp ‘In search for the pirates’ academic articles: enthusiasm and fascination • City typified by rapid urban growth (Koolhaas, BBC), Academic articles: Gandy, Koolhaas, Fadare, Agbola, Immerwahr, Abiodum, • High density (Koolhaas, BBC) Oduwaye, Olukoju • Hectic and unorganized street life (Koolhaas, BBC) • Capacity of the informal to quickly adapt (Koolhaas) • Higly congested traffic & polluted air (Koolhaas, BBC) • Social polarization and high contrasts • High rates of poverty. (BBC & Kemp) • Crime and corruption (Kemp) • Questioning how the individual copes with this situation? (BBC) • Environmental collapse (BBC & Kemp)
  5. 5. CSI Lagos 2010 DUALITIES the city in gradients City Space Investigations Planned << >> Unplanned Rapidly developing << >> Slowly developing Old << >> New High density << >> Low density Urban << >> Rural Powerful << >> Powerless Colonial << >> Traditional In-Network << >> Off-Network Dynamic << >> Static Global << >> Local Efficient << >> Inefficient Westernized << >> African
  6. 6. CSI Lagos 2010 CRISIS? City Space Investigations A crisis is any unstable and dangerous social situation regarding economic,military, personal,political, or societal affairs, especially one involving an impending abrupt change. Crises are “specific, unexpected, and non-routine events or series of events that [create] high levels of uncertainty and threat or perceived threat to an organization’s high priority goals.” Crisis has four defining characteristics: 1. unexpected (i.e., a surprise), 2. creates uncertainty, and 3. is seen as a threat to important goals. 4. therefore the fourth defining quality is the need for change.
  7. 7. CSI Lagos 2010 REFLECTIONS challenges and opportunities City Space Investigations
  8. 8. CSI Lagos 2010 REFLECTIONS challenges and opportunities City Space Investigations
  9. 9. CSI Lagos 2010 REFLECTIONS challenges and opportunities City Space Investigations
  10. 10. CSI Lagos 2010 REFLECTIONS challenges and opportunities City Space Investigations
  11. 11. CSI Lagos 2010 REFLECTIONS challenges and opportunities City Space Investigations
  12. 12. CSI Lagos 2010 REFLECTIONS challenges and opportunities City Space Investigations
  13. 13. CSI Lagos 2010 REFLECTIONS challenges and opportunities City Space Investigations
  14. 14. CSI Lagos 2010 REFLECTIONS challenges and opportunities City Space Investigations
  15. 15. CSI Lagos 2010 REFLECTIONS challenges and opportunities City Space Investigations Lagos is not a city in crisis, but the rapid growth poses serious questions that need intelligent answers and responsive, responsible and flexible governing. • Need for people with a capability to think and intervene on the high/metropolitan scale, with cultural specificities of the city in the background. • Spatial thinking need another scale that bridges planning and architecture. With the capability to make places. Create a societal value.

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