Professor Leke Oduwaye

Prof. Leke Oduwaye is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Lagos where he is currently the Head of Department. He was also the former Dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the same University. He was a Visiting Professor at Bells University of Technology, Ota. He has made significant contributions to the theoretical and empirical understanding of the dynamics of urban land use planning and development with extensive research on determinants of urban land use and the implications of these factors on the prospects of urban areas. He has specifically research on the geospatial structure of cities, land use and land values, informal land use, effects of globalisation on megacities spatial structure and cogency of city branding and co-production as urban regeneration mechanisms. Also he has also researched on environmental hazards and the use of urban planning to ameliorate the effects of climate change. He has supervised over 200 projects and thesis at the B.Sc, Masters and Ph.D levels with over 50 Masters and Ph.D thesis. Leke Oduwaye earned his degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he obtained his Bachelor of Science and Ph.D degrees in Urban and Regional Planning in 1988 and 2003 respectively and University of Ibadan where he obtained his Masters degree in the same discipline in 1991. Professor Oduwaye was earlier at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port-Harcourt where he obtained a Diploma in Architecture in 1983. He is a Chartered Town Planner and an Architect. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects.

Education
  • Arch, University of Science and Tech, Port-Harcourt.
  • Sc, Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  • D, Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.