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Conference Paper: Built environment research in West Africa: current trends and future directions

TitleBuilt environment research in West Africa: current trends and future directions
Authors
KeywordsBuilt environment
Research
WABER Conference
West Africa
Issue Date2012
PublisherWest Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference.
Citation
The 4th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, Abuja, Nigeria, 24-26 July 2012. In Conference Proceedings, 2012, p. 797-804 How to Cite?
AbstractThe countries in West Africa (WA) are pushing for socio-economic development. The construction sector has an important part to play in helping to realise these aspirations. This necessitates an increased emphasis on research in the built environment, as a key contributor to developing capacity, knowledge and technologies for the sector. The West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) conference was initiated in 2008. The objective was to: help young built environment researchers in West Africa (WA) to develop their research work and skills through constructive face-to-face interaction with their peers and experienced international academics; supply a platform for interaction among more senior academics and an outlet for disseminating their research work; and to serve as a vehicle for developing the built environment field in Africa. Three conferences have so far been organised, 2009 - 2011, bringing together 300 academics, researchers and practitioners from the WA region. This paper draws on content analysis of the 189 papers in the proceedings of three conferences: 2009 (25); 2010 (57) and 2011 (107). These papers provide a window into current research priorities and trends and, thus, offer an opportunity to understand the kinds of research work undertaken by built environment researchers in West Africa. The aim is to illuminate the main research themes and methods that are currently pursued and the limitations thereof. The findings lay bare some of the many challenges that are faced by academics in WA and provide suggestions for alternative directions for future research and development work with indications of a potential research agenda.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/185209
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dc.contributor.authorLaryea, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeiringer, Ren_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-15T10:43:21Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-15T10:43:21Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 4th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, Abuja, Nigeria, 24-26 July 2012. In Conference Proceedings, 2012, p. 797-804en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9566060-1-3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/185209-
dc.description.abstractThe countries in West Africa (WA) are pushing for socio-economic development. The construction sector has an important part to play in helping to realise these aspirations. This necessitates an increased emphasis on research in the built environment, as a key contributor to developing capacity, knowledge and technologies for the sector. The West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) conference was initiated in 2008. The objective was to: help young built environment researchers in West Africa (WA) to develop their research work and skills through constructive face-to-face interaction with their peers and experienced international academics; supply a platform for interaction among more senior academics and an outlet for disseminating their research work; and to serve as a vehicle for developing the built environment field in Africa. Three conferences have so far been organised, 2009 - 2011, bringing together 300 academics, researchers and practitioners from the WA region. This paper draws on content analysis of the 189 papers in the proceedings of three conferences: 2009 (25); 2010 (57) and 2011 (107). These papers provide a window into current research priorities and trends and, thus, offer an opportunity to understand the kinds of research work undertaken by built environment researchers in West Africa. The aim is to illuminate the main research themes and methods that are currently pursued and the limitations thereof. The findings lay bare some of the many challenges that are faced by academics in WA and provide suggestions for alternative directions for future research and development work with indications of a potential research agenda.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWest Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference.-
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 4th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference 2012en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe copyright for papers in this publication belongs to authors of the papers-
dc.subjectBuilt environment-
dc.subjectResearch-
dc.subjectWABER Conference-
dc.subjectWest Africa-
dc.titleBuilt environment research in West Africa: current trends and future directionsen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLeiringer, R: roine.leiringer@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLeiringer, R=rp01592en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros215247en_US
dc.identifier.spage797en_US
dc.identifier.epage804en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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