This paper is focused on the sustainability assessment and planning of megacities of Global South (GS) and proposes a framework using the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a case study. Global population growth has resulted in increasing pressure on infrastructures (transportation, housing, water, electricity, etc.) with a noted negative impact on the environment of megacities and much so in the GS with limited systems and plans to support the growth. The paper describes the significance of Systems Thinking (ST) in addressing complex megacity planning issues. The primary goal of this paper is to develop an integrated model to analyse and track SDGs progress with megacities planning as key indicators. With the emergence of megacities in the 20th century and their continuous growth in population and economic power, the environmental impact has reached the global scale. This viewpoint brings a pressing reality to the need to build tomorrow’s world on sustainability principles. The inherent limitations imposed in the GS further imply that achieving sustainable development goals 13 (SDG 11) demands measuring progress and development.

Authors: A.R. Adeyemi, T. K. Olaniyi, P. Olatubosun

Published in: World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2023)

  • Date of Conference: 13-15 November 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/WCST.2023.0024
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-64-8
  • Conference Location: St Anne’s College, Oxford University, UK