Currently a DAAD ClimapAfrica Scholar, Dr. Adegun moderates the international Working Group on „Climate Change and Land Use“, with special focus on „Climate adaption pathways in informal neighborhoods in Nigeria“.
Dr. Adegun is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Nigeria’s Federal University of Technology, Akure. Following his studies in Akure, he completed his PhD at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits), South Africa, with a thesis on „Just Sustainability at the nexus of Informal Settlement Intervention and Green Infrastructure“.
Dr. Adegun is also Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and, since 2021, an Affiliate of the African Academy of Sciences; he was Guest Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden (2018), and Visiting Scholar at the Canada Centre for Architecture, Montreal (2016).
Dr Adegun´s main scholarly interests focus on environmental sustainability in urban areas of Nigeria and other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, especially with respect to low-income housing, such as slums and informal settlements. His recent works have been supported through the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) Programme, Africa Academy of Sciences (AAS) and DAAD ClimapAfrica Programme.
PUBLICATIONS AND EXPERTISE (SELECTION)
Adegun, O. B. (together with Olanrewaju, S.D.) (2021): ‘Urban Sprawl and Housing: A Case for Densification in Nigerian Cities’. In: Nubi, T.G.; Anderson, I.; Lawanson, T.; Oyalowo, B. (eds): Housing and SDGs in Urban Africa. Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements. Singapore: Springer.
Adegun, O. B. (2021): ‘Green Infrastructure Can Improve the Lives of Slum Dwellers in African Cities’. In: Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, March 2021, Vol. 3, Article 621051.
Adegun, O. B. (together with Olanrewaju, S.D.) (2021): ‘Household energy consumption within a low-income neighbourhood in Akure, Nigeria’. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 1036, 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructural Development (ICSID 2020) 27th-28th July 2020, Ota, Nigeria.
Adegun, O. B. (together with Olusoga, O.) (2020): ‘A Design Workshop’s Contribution to Climate Adaptation in Coastal Settlements in Nigeria’. In: Urban Science 4, no. 3: 33.
Adegun, O. B. (2020): ‘Shanty settlements in nineteenth-century Europe: Lessons from comparison with Africa’. In: Grashoff, U. (ed.): Comparative Approaches to Informal Housing Around the Globe. London: UCL Press, pp. 186-201.