Role of smart city in sustainable urban development in Nigeria

  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Rivers State
  • Department of Sociology, Abia State University, Ituru, Nigeria.
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Rivers State


Although the spate of urban growth is increasing around the
globe, urban decay ensures the cities cannot support the ever
rising urban population and constitutes several environmental
and social risks to urban dwellers in developing countries. To
help develop strategies to curb the challenges of urban decay,
this study examined the role smart cities initiatives can play in
ensuring sustainable urban development in Nigeria. The paper
adopts the library research method and relies on extant review
of theoretical and empirical literature, from which inferences
were drawn. Findings recommendations and implications
would provide empirical approaches to curbing the problem of
urban decay and guide policy makers to integrate smart city
initiatives in sustainable urban development policies in
Keywords: Smart cities, Urban decay, Sustainable urban
development, Nigeria

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, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Rivers State
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