Dar’s exceptional Ibadan City Masterplan project has just been announced as a finalist for the highly-prestigious International Award for Planning Excellence at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019.
The RTPI champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. The organisation’s Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate remarkable examples of planning and honour the contributions planners make to society.
Dar’s Ibadan City Masterplan was commissioned by Nigeria’s Oyo State Government, with assistance from the World Bank, and is the first comprehensive strategic masterplan for the country’s third largest city. The Masterplan, one of three (with Dar’s Drainage Masterplan under current development), was created in response to the increasing impact of flood events affecting the city.
The winners will be announced during a ceremony held at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London on the 24th of April, 2019.
The Ibadan City Masterplan project was also shortlisted for a Practice Project Award at the prestigious National Urban Design Awards for 2019.