The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Role of the Architect
Science, Technology & Public Policy
Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages: 15-21
Received: Apr. 3, 2020; Accepted: Apr. 26, 2020; Published: May 15, 2020
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Nnaemeka-Okeke Rosemary Chidimma, Department of Architecture, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria
Okeke Francis Ogochukwu, Department of Architecture, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria
Sam-Amobi Chinwe, Department of Architecture, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria
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The 2030 agenda for sustainable development seeks to eradicate poverty which is considered as a global challenge and also, a requirement to achieve sustainable development for all by 2030. It advocates for conservation and mains to enhance global resource base, by gradually changing the ways in which we develop and use technologies. Architecture is a field of study for planning and ordering of the built environment. Therefore, architects need to key into this plan to achieve the set goals as professionals by creating and preserving the quality of the built environment under the conditions of each community. This paper examines the role of Architects towards achieving the 17 goals of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development in Nigeria. The research methodology adopted in this study is by review of related existing literature of the 17 sustainable development goals and finally developing a framework that can be adopted by architects in Nigeria to achieve a sustainable built environment. From the result of study, the impact of the goals were grouped into three parts; Major Challenge, Significant Challenge and Challenge remains. It concludes that architect’s role in attaining this development goals is indispensable as their designs affects man, his activities and the built environment.
2030 Agenda, Sustainable Development, Architects, Built Environment, Nigeria
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Nnaemeka-Okeke Rosemary Chidimma, Okeke Francis Ogochukwu, Sam-Amobi Chinwe, The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Role of the Architect, Science, Technology & Public Policy. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2020, pp. 15-21. doi: 10.11648/j.stpp.20200401.13
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