Learning Cities, Town Planning, and the Creation of Livelihoods

Learning Cities, Town Planning, and the Creation of Livelihoods

Idowu Biao (University of Botswana, Botswana)
Release Date: May, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 312
ISBN13: 9781522581345|ISBN10: 1522581340|EISBN13: 9781522581352|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8134-5


As both a physical living space and emotional environment, cities impact human beings in a number of ways. These ways include but are not limited to the kinds of relationship that may exist among the varying categories of inhabitants of the city, the organization of and accessibility to leaning resources and facilities, the types and rates of migration impacting the city, the security level of the city, and the livelihood networks existing within the city.

Learning Cities, Town Planning, and the Creation of Livelihoods is an essential research publication that explores livelihood types and lifelong learning typologies required by cities as well as the relationship between higher education and improved livelihood outcomes. Featuring a broad range of topics such as learning needs, economy, and technologically advanced societies, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, academicians, researchers, students, social workers, educators, politicians, and environmentalists.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing Societies
  • Economy
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Learning Cities
  • Learning Needs
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Livelihoods
  • Philosophy
  • Street Vending
  • Technologically Advanced Societies
  • Town Planning

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Idowu Biao is a professor of Lifelong Learning at the Department of Adult Education, University of Botswana. He trained as teacher, adult educationist and journalist in both Nigeria and the United Kingdom, after an initial training in French-speaking Benin. He has been working within the university system for about a quarter of a century and has been Full Professor for more than a decade and a half. He has served as Head of Department and Ag. Dean in many universities across Africa, Deputy Director and Ag. Director, Institute of Extra-Mural Studies, National University of Lesotho, and Chair, CollegePortal of the University of Calabar, Nigeria. Professor Biao speaks and writes in both English and French languages.