Urban Management and Governance, University of Lagos
Taibat Lawanson is Professor of Urban Management and Governance at the University of Lagos, Nigeria where she leads the Pro-Poor Development Research Cluster and serves as Co-Director at the Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development. She holds a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. She has over twenty years’ teaching and research experience. Her research focuses on the interface of social complexities, urban realities and the pursuit of spatial justice in Africa. She is well known for her inter-sectoral work which engages students, policy makers, local communities and civil society actors. She is well published with over seventy five articles in both academic and popular platforms. Taibat currently serves on the international advisory committee of UNHABITAT’s flagship ‘State of the World’s Cities’. She is also a member of the editorial/advisory committees of major international urban studies journals including Urban Studies, Urban Forum and International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. She is a member of the board of directors of the Lagos Studies Association, Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, pioneer World Social Science Fellow of the International (Social) Science Council, and a proud alumna of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Centre.