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Title: Sustainability and Architectural Education in the University of Jos, Nigeria
Authors: Ashelo, Allu Evelyn Lami
Keywords: Built environment
Sustainable development
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Conference of the International Journal of Arts & Sciences
Series/Report no.: Vol. 07;Iss.02; Pp 99–106
Abstract: This study explores the role of sustainable education as key and crucial to the future of sustainable architectural practices in the built environment. Learning sustainable development in schools of architecture as a subject has a high potential in promoting sustainable future design practices in Nigeria. Results of survey from final year undergraduate, graduate students and lecturers in the Department of Architecture, University of Jos-Nigeria, shows that there is a fair understanding of sustainability. However, there is no taught subject of sustainability in the department, despite the UN declaration which chose 2005-2014 as the decade of sustainable education. The study argues and advocate for the teaching of sustainable development for both learning and shaping the future architectural design practices in Nigeria. Hence, enhancing the sustainability of the built environment and promoting the global agenda of sustainable development.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3508
ISSN: 1943-6114
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