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Cities in the 21st century: A challenge for sustainable urban spending in Bauchi - Nigeria

Wunti, Musa Adamu (2014) Cities in the 21st century: A challenge for sustainable urban spending in Bauchi - Nigeria. In: UUM International Conference on Governance 2014 (ICG), 29th - 30th November 2014, Flamingo Hotel By The Beach, Pulau Pinang.

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This paper is aimed at explaining the relationship between growths of cities in the developing countries and urban governance in the 21st century. The recent development has posed numerous challenges to urban finance as well as sustainability of urbanization and its development. In order to finance viable projects, a resource at all levels of government has to be mobilized and also put into proper use for urban management. Therefore, the paper examined the phenomenon of urban politics in one of the major cities of Nigeria.The study conducted documentary research of city development in the 21st century, with specific reference to Bauchi Metropolis in Nigeria, to give explanation and predict what will be the future of urbanization and sustainable development in developing countries.It assumed that high level of poverty, decay in social infrastructure, legal obstacles and pattern of physical planning are found to be the major predictors of problem bedeviling urban governance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN NO: 978-983-2078-95-1 Organized by: Institute for Governance and Innovation Studies, UUM College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia In Collaboration with: Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Politik,Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cities, governance, sustainable development, growth, urban finance
Subjects: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2014 09:18
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2014 09:18

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