Academic Staff

  4 May 2017

Egbu, Uzodinma Anthony

 

 

 

 

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Name:                  Egbu, Uzodinma Anthony

 

 

E-mail: Address:   au.egbu@absu.edu.ng

 

Secondary Schools Attended:

 

  1. Gregory’s College Obalende, Lagos, (O/L) 1973-1977

 

Baptist High School, Port-Harcourt (A/L) 1977-1979

 

Higher Educational Institutions Attended:

 

Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds England, UK (1980-1984)

 (Now Leeds Metropolitan University)

 

University of Wales College of Cardiff Wales, UK (1986-1987).

 

University of Wolverhampton, UK (2003-2007)

 

Academic Qualifications Obtained:

 

B.A. (Hons) Town Planning (1984) (2:1)

 

M.Sc. Urban Planning in Developing Countries (1991)

 

PhD. Urban Planning (2007)

 

Professional Association Affiliated:

Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP)

Corporate Member (MNITP)-M/1276.

Registered Town Planner (RTP) 1720.


 

 

Experience:

 

1.     Teaching

 

  • Taught as a Lecturer at Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria, from 1988-2003 and from 2007 till date;
  • Courses Taught include Town Planning Theory, Planning Law, Urban Economics, Environmental Economics, Theory of Environmental Management and Urban Administration and Management, Research Methodology
  • Supervision of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students (Masters and PhD Students) in Thesis Projects;
  • 28 years Teaching and Research Experience at the University Level

 

 

Current Position

 

  • Rank: Reader
  • Head of Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP)

 

2.     Administrative

 

  • Examination Officer, School of Environmental Studies, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria. 1991-2002.
  • Unit Head, Urban and Regional Planning Unit, School of Environmental Studies, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria 1996-2000
  • Head of Department, Environmental Resource Management Abia State University, Uturu, 2007-2008.
  • Head of Department, Urban and Regional Planning, Abia State University Uturu

(2009-2013).

  • Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) (2013-2016)
  • Head of Department, Urban and Regional Planning, Abia State University Uturu (2016)

 

Visiting Lecturer

 

  • School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE) University of Wolverhampton, UK. February-June, 2005.

 

Skills

 

  • Teaching skills at the University Level
  • Research skills (Data Collection and Analytical) Skills
  • Knowledge of following Software: SPSS, GIS, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint
  • Ability to work effectively within a group.

 

 

 

Academic Publications

Refereed Conference Proceedings

 

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. (1990) Financing Housing Development in Rural Nigeria: An In-depth Analysis, in Empiricism in Rural Development. Published by Karto Press, Owerri, Nigeria, pp. 223-230. ISBN: 948-2825-48-4.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. (1991) Managing the Environmental Impact of Tourism, in Environment and Tourism. Published by Environment and Behaviour Association of Nigeria, University of Lagos, Lagos Nigeria, pp.284-297. ISBN: 978-32075-0-4.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. (1991) Managing the Urban Environment: The Role of the Isuikwuato/Okigwe Town Planning Authority, in Nigeria Structural Adjustment          Programme: A Multi Sectoral Analysis. Published by Abic Books and          Equipment, Enugu, Nigeria, pp.274-279. ISBN: 978-022-073-9.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. (1993) Contributing to Effective Housing Development in Nigeria: A Challenge to Formal Housing Financing Institutions, in Development Strategies for Nigeria. Published by Avan Global Publications, Okigwe, Nigeria, pp.292-301. ISBN: 978-2157-24-4.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. (1994) Urban Transport Provision in Okigwe, Imo State, in Urban Management and Violence in Africa. Vol. 1. Published by IFRA-Ibadan,        Nigeria, pp. 159-167. ISBN: 978-2015-31-8.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U., Antwi, A. Y. and Olomolaiye, P. (2005) Impact of Land Use Planning On Urban Land Markets In sub-Saharan Africa. Paper Presented at   the 5th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built Environment.          Published by University of Salford, UK, Vol. 1, pp. 454-464. ISBN: 0-9902896-         72-5.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U., Olomolaiye, P, Gameson, R (2006) Private Residential Property Developers and the System of Land Use Planning Regulation in Nigeria, in       Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2006.        Published by North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China, Vol. 1,     pp.486-495. ISBN: 962-367-536-4.

 

  1. Iroegbu, A. N., Egbu, A. U., Kalu, A. O., Umunakwe, H. C., and Nwobi, C. (2010) Factors Affecting Housing Demand and Supply in Owerri, Imo State,       Nigeria, in Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Sustainable     Development, August 3-6, Niger Hall, CEC, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Vol. 6, Number 7, pp. 7-12.

 

  1. Iroegbu, A. N., Egbu, A. U., Kalu, A. O., Umunakwe, H. C., and Nwobi, C. (2010) Problems and Prospects of Public Sector Participation in Housing Delivery in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, in Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Sustainable Development, August 3-6, Niger Hall, CEC, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Vol. 6, Number 7, pp. 35-40.

 

 

 

Refereed Journal Publications

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. (1995) Urban Solid Waste Disposal and Management: Case Studies from Nigeria and Uganda, in Journal of African Development (JAD),    Published by Environscope Konsult, School of Environmental Studies, Abia       State University, Uturu, Nigeria, Vol. 1, August, pp. 98-105.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. (1997) Environmental Protection in a Third World Country: Role of Environmental Action, in Journal of Environmental Education and Information, Published by the Dept. of Environmental Resources, University of Salford, UK. Vol. 16, (4), pp. 377-386.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. (1997) The Place of EIA in Environmental Pollution Management in ESUT Journal of Environmental Management, Published by the Faculty of Environmental Science, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, (ESUT), Enugu, Nigeria, Vol. 1, No.1, December, pp. 27-33,

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. (2000) ‘Constraints to Effective Pollution Control and Management in Nigeria’ in Environmentalist, Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers,       Norwell, USA, Vol. 20, (1), March, pp. 13-17.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. (2000) ‘Contemporary Issues in Urban Planning in Nigeria: What Policy Response? In International Journal of Urban and Regional Affairs, Published by Ondo State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria, Vol. 14, (1), pp.1-6.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. (2006) An Economic Assessment of the Institution of Land Use Planning in the Cities of sub-Saharan Africa. RICS Research Paper Series, Vol. 6, November 9, July, pp. 1-33. Published by RICS, London, UK.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U., Olomolaiye, P. and Gameson, R. (2007) A Quantitative Model for Assessing the Impact of Land Use Planning on Urban Housing Development in     Nigeria International Development Planning Review Vol. 29, 2, pp. 215-236.   Published by Liverpool University Press, UK.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U., Olomolaiye, P. and Gameson, R. (2008) A Neo-Institutional Economic Critique of the System for Allocating Urban Land and Development        Rights in sub-Saharan Africa. Habitat International, Vol. 32, 1, March, pp.        121-135. Elsevier Publishers.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U., Kalu, A. O. and Etusim, P. (2008) Urban Traffic and Environmental Health in Nigeria: A Case Study of Aba Metropolis. AARCHES         Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, April-September, pp.81-89. Published by the Association of the Architectural Educators in Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U., Iroegbu, A. N., Kalu, O. A., Umunakwe, H. C. and Nwobi, C. (2011) Resolving Urban Development Conflicts in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.       Multi Disciplinary Journal of Academic Excellence, Vol. 3, No. 3, April 2011,     pp.148-157.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U., Nwafor, K. Ogbaa, S. and Nwobi, C. (2011) Land Use Planning and Enforcement of Regulations on Development: Evidence from Nigeria. Real Estates Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-16.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U., Iroegbu, A. N., Kalu, O. O., Umunakwe, H. C. and Nwobi, C. (2011) Inner-City Renewal as an Indispensable Tool for Urban Re-Develoment      and City Upgrading in Abia State, Nigeria. Approaches in International Journal         of Research Development, Vol. 5, No. 1, December, 2011.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U., Pat-Mbano, E. C. and Obialo, K. A. (2012) Public Goods Provision: Informal Response to Government Failure in the Cities of Nigeria. Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, Vol. 7, Issue 2,         May 2012, pp. 67-78.

 

Book Chapters

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. (1996) Mortgage Financing in Nigeria, in Government and Business Relations: The Nigerian Perspective. Published by Precision          Publishers, Enugu, Nigeria, pp. 69-85. ISBN: 978-31943-2-1

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. (2000) Environmental Impact Assessment: Experiences in the USA, UK and Brazil in (ed.) Agwu, E.I.C., Ezedike, C. E. and Egbu, A U: The Concept and Procedure of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA),         Published by Crystal Publishers, 49, Owerri Road, Okigwe, Imo State, Nigeria,         pp.31-46. ISBN: 978-35252-4-7.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. (2000) Environmental Impact Assessment Methodologies in (ed.) Agwu, E.I.C., Ezedike, C. E. and Egbu, A. U: The Concept and Procedure of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Published by Crystal Publishers, 49, Owerri Road, Okigwe, Imo State, Nigeria pp. 125-132.

ISBN: 978-35252-4-7.

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. and Obialor, K. A. (2010) Land Use Planning and Provision of Housing in Nigeria in (ed Chima, G. N. and Kalu, A. I. Contemporary Issues             in Environmental Sciences, Published by Abia State University Press,   Uturu, Abia State Nigeria, pp. 198-211. ISBN: 978-2579-41-X.

 

Editorship of Journal

  1. Ogu, B. C., Egbu, A. U. and Ezedike, C. E. (1995) Editors, Journal of African Development (JAD), Vol. 1, August, Published by Environscope Konsult, School of Environmental Studies, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria.

 

Editorship of Book

 

  1. Agwu, E. I. C. Ezedike, C. E. and Egbu, A. U. (2000) The Concept and Procedure of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Published by Crystal Publishers, 49, Owerri Road, Okigwe, Imo State, Nigeria.

Authorship of Book

 

  1. Egbu, A. U. and Kalu, O. A. (2006) Transportation Planning: Approaches and Strategies to Urban and Regional Environment. Published by Llins Consult Nigeria, 41B Owerri Road, Okigwe, Nigeria. ISBN: 978-059-927-4.

 

Research Interests

 

My research interests cover a wide range of areas in urban and regional planning. The specific areas are: impact of the institution of land use planning on different aspects of urban land use in developing countries: housing, small scale businesses, industry, transportation; issues in urban governance and sustainable development.

 

Postgraduate  Supervision

 

  1. Ananaba, L. A. “An Assessment of the Role of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency: A Case Study of Port-Harcourt,          Rivers State” (MURP-Completed in 2001) Abia State University, Uturu, Abia          State, Nigeria.

 

  1. Obialo, A.O. “Sustainable Urban Infrastructure, Its Provision, Maintenance and Cost Recovery: A Case Study of Aba Urban” (MURP-        Completed in 2004) Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria.

 

  1. Umezurike, S. O. “A Study of Traffic Congestion and Parking Demand of Umuahia Central Area” (MURP-Completed in 2005) Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State Nigeria.

 

  1. Kalu, A. O. “Developing a Model for Low Income Housing Allocation in South East Nigeria”. Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Abia State University, Uturu,, Nigeria. PhD. Completed 25th August, 2015.

 

  1. Umunakwe, H. C. “An Investigation into Urban Recreational Open Space             Management in Nigeria: The Case of South-Eastern States”       Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Environmental Studies,       Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria. PhD. Making Final Corrections on Thesis

 

External Examinationship

 

Appointed as External Examiner, for the Undergraduate Programme; Bachelors in Urban and Regional Planning (BURP) in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria, in the 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011 Academic Sessions.

 

Other Activities Outside Current Employment

 

Engaged in Consultancy work for government and individual clients in different aspects of land use planning.