Environmental Justice and Sustainability: Evaluating the Built Environment Professional Practices in the Nigerian Context

Abstract

Elsewhere environmental justice and sustainability goals have been mainstreamed, guided and enforced by policy implementations. Furthermore, environmental justice plays a major role in; conceptualizations, planning and operations that promote sustainability particularly in the urban built environments. This study highlights the importance of incorporating environmental justice into environmental sustainability operations. Findings from this discourse suggest that in the Nigerian context, environmental justice is yet to be conceptualized. As such, the concept of environmental justice is non-operational amongst the built environment sector professionals. Yet, earlier researchers have identified the sector as the lead for achieving environmental sustainability. Thus, this study concludes by suggesting the need to incorporate environmental justice concerns by the government and for professional institutions to enshrine and guide professional practice operations within the sector in order to control the practices of its members.



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Evelyn Lami Ashelo Allu, University of Jos, Nigeria

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Conference: ECSEE2016
Stream: Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Land Use & Misuse

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