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|Sustainability and Architectural Education in the University of Jos, Nigeria
|Ashelo, Allu Evelyn Lami
|Conference of the International Journal of Arts & Sciences
|Vol. 07;Iss.02; Pp 99–106
|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.
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