• OUR MISSION    To

    To be a "forerruner in research on sustainable urbanization from a multidiscipline base, and drawing on cutting edge methods of geo-spatial applications".

  • GOAL OF CSIS

    (a) To undertake crosscutting research on the dynamics and challenges of urbanization Nigeria.
    (b) To support policy making on sustainable urbanization by providing up to date and relevant data, and through capacity building for various stakeholders.
    (c)  To apply cutting edge technologies and methods in the modeling and visualization of urbanization processes and outcomes.


About Centre for Spatial Information Sciences (CSIS)

The Centre for Spatial Information Science (CSIS) was established in 2012 in response to local and national needs for the promotion of sustainable urbanisation. Cities in Nigeria generally are growing very rapidly and in informal and unsustainable ways. The outcomes of Urban Planning have also not been satisfactory towards curtailing the process, just as timely and reliable data on urban growth dynamics is lacking and outside official statistics to support policy making

In addition, little research exists on how current trends will shape future outcomes. The Centre therefore works to support policy making towards sustainable urbanisation by advancing cutting edge research, advocacy and effective interventions; and by providing appropriate, relevant and timely data and planning expertise and training that helps various stakeholders confront economic, social and environmental uncertainties associated with rapid urbanisation.

The Centre is affiliated with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the Faculty of Environmental Design, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria and has networks of collaborations with researchers and institutions within and outside Nigeria.


Events

1st Stakeholders Workshop

The Nigeria Resilient Cities Network (NRCN) was on Thursday 14th, July 2016 established. The Network secretariat which would be domiciled at the Centre for Spatial Information Science (CSIS), ABU Zaria, was established with the support of NIAF.


2nd Stakeholders Workshop

The Nigeria Resilient Cities Network (NRCN) was on Thursday 12th-14th, November 2016 held its 2nd Stakeholder workshop in Abuja.

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3rd Stakeholders Workshop

The Nigeria Resilient Cities Network (NRCN) was on Thursday 14th, July 2016 established. The Network secretariat which would be domiciled at the Centre for Spatial Information Science (CSIS), ABU Zaria, was established with the support of NIAF.