BAKOLORI JOURNAL OF GENERAL STUDIES

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Manga, A. A. (2021). ASSESSING THE ROLES OF TOWN PLANNERS IN DISASTER AND RISK MANAGEMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN BIRNIN KEBBI, NIGERIA. BAKOLORI JOURNAL OF GENERAL STUDIES, 11, 1-2. https://doi.org/10.xxxx/abcd

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The aim of this paper is to study the participatory roles of town planners in disaster and risk management of climate change. The study uses both primary and secondary data. There are two classes of questionnaires used as the instrument of data collection. 390 questionnaires were administered to the neighborhoods to identify the occurrence of disaster on buildings within the neighborhoods and a total of 20 questionnaires to the 20 Town planners that formed the NITP/TOPREC study group in the study area. The study employs descriptive statistics base on the ranking of the mean score and the use of ArcGIS for its analyses. The study identifies three important roles of town planners in disaster and risk management and the factors undermining town planning profession in the area. The study also identifies Old town area, RafinAtiku, Nassarawa, Nassarawa 2, Go slow and Military Barracks as areas with high incidence of disaster occurrence on buildings. The study concludes by making recommendations to help government and policy makers to identify disaster prone areas.

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