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Lookman Oshodi, a Commonwealth Professional Fellow is the Project Director of Arctic Infrastructure (AI), a multi-disciplinary private organization with a broad focus on infrastructure delivery, urban development, and the environment. Lookman Oshodi is an infrastructure, urban development and city system strategist. He, alongside other 10 global experts, is a member of the Technical Committee for the 2018 Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (4th Guangzhou Award for Urban Innovation) and was appointed in May 2018 as one of the four International Jury Members by the Metropolis-based in Barcelona, Spain.
He joined three other global experts from Canada, the Netherlands and Argentina to assess and thereby select 6 pilot projects from all entries submitted by governments across the world as part of the 2nd edition of the Metropolis Pilot Projects 2018 – 2020.
Lookman Oshodi is the Nigerian coordinator for the Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Urban Development in Africa (DASUDA’s) Lagos Lagoon City Project which is exploring Lagos lagoon as a key element in flood management, housing delivery, transportation, water and green space in Lagos. He is leading a team of local and international experts to support the Edo State Government in establishing a new urban development and infrastructure planning institution.
He is also leading multiple study projects with the Heinrich Boll Stiftung (HBS) covering housing types and mortgage system for low-income groups in Lagos State, transportation and climate resilient infrastructure in the city of Lagos. He is the Technical Lead for the formulation of new housing funding architecture for the city of Lagos under the auspices of the Lagos State Ministry of Housing in conjunction with Heinrich Boll Foundation and Arctic Infrastructure (AI).
He was the project manager for urban water and sanitation project with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Development Innovations Group (DIG) in Bauchi and Kaduna States, and a Technical Assistance Consultant to Eko Urban Development Project (EKO-UP), a multiple infrastructure delivery project of French Development Agency (AFD) and the Lagos State Government, Nigeria.
He is working, as a Consultant, with Save the Children International, SUPPORT of Switzerland, Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), Peru, Water Aid UK and Community Energy Scotland on various healthcare, water and sanitation, housing, energy, and other strategic urban infrastructure delivery projects.
He prepared the institutional reform document for restructuring of organizations tasked with the regeneration and urban development in the city of Lagos among which is Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency (LASURA), served as the Program Coordinator for the reform of Nigerian Land Use Policy under the auspices of Land Use Act Amendment Advocacy Group (LUAAAG) and worked as a consultant to review and update the National Human Settlement Policy and National Urban Housing Policy for the Republic of Rwanda. He led the preparation of the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge finalist Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Regeneration Plan.
Hear what Lookman Oshodi has to say about The Big 5 Construct Nigeria:
"It is exciting to see The Big 5 Construct Nigeria being launched in Lagos as it brings some of the experiences of previous launches in the Middle East and other African countries to the table. It is an opportunity to explore wide range of issues affecting construction industry in Nigeria".