Profile of Mrs Agoha Basil Anambra State University, Uli, Nigeria

Agoha Basil

I hold Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Architecture. Lecturer and Head of Department of Architecture, Anambra State University, Uli. Currently a PhD student at Imo State University, researching on the' Surviving Traditional Public Open Spaces in South Eastern Nigerian Cities; a study of Imo State, Nigeria.

General research interests

Urban Design, Architectural Education, Housing Finance, Building Quantities and Costing

PhD/Postdoctoral Research Title

Surviving Traditional Public Open Spaces in South Eastern Nigerian Cities; a study of Imo State, Nigeria

PhD Abstract

Most cities in Nigeria seem to have lost linkages with the people. This could be attributed to the fact that the evolution of the physical environment seems to have been separated from the history, culture and tradition of the users.The research seeks to establish the link between public open spaces and the past through an evolving system from rural to suburban and urban areas. It them uses this to make a strong case for public and community participation in urban design as a way of creating sustainable city environment in urban design.