Dr. Samuel Danjuma Wapwera was a research scholar at Northeastern University and San Diego State University from 2011-2012 on the CLUDS project, Researching Urban regeneration and transformation in the City Heights region of San Diego. California Researching on Urban regeneration and transformation in the City Heights region of San Diego respectively.
He was CIB Global Student Coordinator: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction from Jan 2013 – Apr 2014. Student Representative: Postgraduate Research Student Oct 2011 – Dec 2013, Representative School of the Built Environment Salford University, Manchester United Kingdom.
He has been a Reviewer for the WEBER, Conference and ARCOM Conference both in the United Kingdom (2013) and 2014 respectively. He has been the Editorial Secretary of the Faculty-Institutional Based Journal; Journal of the Environmental Science (JOES) from 2015- 2019.
LECTURE SERIES ONE: Re-Inventing our Cities- The Case of Jos Metropolis, NIGERIA.
The vision of this one-day event is to draw the attention of all stakeholders to consider planning the earth for the benefit of humanity. The goal is to stimulate private-public partnerships toward building a sustainable urban and suburban environment for healthy people.
Reinventing Cities is a competition organized by the Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40). C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change, founded in 2006, and working in the smart city domain. The Reinventing Cities competition is a call for urban projects to drive carbon-neutral and resilient urban regeneration in cities across the globe and to implement the most innovative ideas to transform underutilized sites into beacons of sustainability and resiliency. Smart urban design proposals can be used to promote environmental sustainability, as a pillow of smart city concept development umm. The Reinventing Cities winning projects serve as models for new ways of building and living, how the alliance between the public and private sector can shape the future, delivering healthier, greener, and economically feasible urban development. The projects show ―smart solutions of urban design applied for historical districts and buildings during urban regeneration.
20 winning projects for sites, located in Auckland (New Zealand), Chicago (USA), Houston (USA), Madrid (Spain), Milan (Italy), Montreal (Canada), Oslo (Norway), Paris (France), Reykjavik (Iceland), and San Francisco (USA) have already been announced. Each city formed a multidisciplinary team of architects, planners, developers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, start-ups, neighborhood collectives, innovators, and artists to submit proposals for smart development. I discussed the proposed solutions used in 9 out of 20 projects, with a focus on those which address the environ-urban dimension of smart city development. Local economic development initiated by Bingel, 1978 which presents what is obtained in the city. The choice of Jos metropolis, Nigeria West Africa as the Case of a city in the Developing World is informed by the fact that it is the administrative capital and commercial center of Plateau State, one of the 36 states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Figure 1). The study area covers a land area of approximately 1362 km2 and it is made up of six local government areas/councils (Jos North, Jos East, Jos South, Bassa, Barkin Ladi and Riyom Local Government Areas) which are jointly referred to as Jos Metropolis.