ENVI-met World Tour: Lagos

After the winter break, we are presenting today our newest ENVI-met World Tour station Lagos, Nigeria. The ENVI-met World Tour is an online tour around the globe, which takes place in various locations. The event aims to bring together professionals from the fields of architecture, urban planning, and other disciplines to develop solutions for climate challenges in cities.

As cities become increasingly dense, the effects of climate change become more pronounced and the need to mitigate these effects becomes increasingly urgent. Developing creative solutions to address these challenges is therefore essential for cities to remain liveable.

In this Word tour station, Tobi Eniolu Morakinyo, PhD explores the potential microclimate of a part of the new coastal city Eko Atlantic City – Lagos, Nigeria, a planned city south of Victoria Island in the Nigerian state of Lagos.

Aside being the economic hub on the African continent, Nigeria is one of Africa´s fastest growing cities and the second most populated megacity in Africa. Like many other coastal cities, Lagos is highly vulnerable to flooding and coastal erosion owing to increasing mean #sea level rise due to climate change. Lagos is also susceptible to high urban heat risk in the current and future climate due to her tropical climate location. To resolve both flood risk and housing deficits issues currently facing the city, the Eko Atlantic City vision was conceived.

Eko Atlantic is a multi-billion-dollar, 8 square kilometre man-made city located on the Atlantic coast of Lagos. It is designed to be a modern, master-planned city with its own economy, infrastructure, and amenities. The city will feature high-rise buildings, commercial and residential areas, a financial district, shopping malls, a beachfront promenade, an international airport, and a seaport.

This academic station, based on the ENVI-met software tool, attempts to make a step towards answering key environment-related question regarding the planned new city, like the potential #microclimatic effect of the development on the existing adjacent neighbourhood or which proven strategies can help to support the microclimatic conditions of the new city.

For the complete results please visit the station Lagos here.