Podcast 2015-12 EKO Atlantic: A City Rising from the Sea
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
In this podcast, we hear from Nigeria, one of a number of nations on the African continent where modern cities are emerging in very large-scale projects. Not all have been successful so far. Several factors of importance to FM distinguish this project, called Eko Atlantic City. Prominent are FM and occupant involvement in detailed plans and specifications, and emphasis on sustainability, as that concept is now understood: the triple bottom line.
The Lagos IFMA chapter is twenty years strong. Its members keep up to date through training and work experience. The panelists are intensively involved in the Chapter. Stephen Ola. Jagun, CFM, of Jagun Associates in Lagos, Nigeria, is a property development and real estate expert. He is also a pastor with strong community connections. Jon Martens CFM and IFMA Fellow, of Innovative Facility Solutions in Santa Rosa, California, in the U.S., has partnered with Stephen in the project in focus today. They take an FM viewpoint toward Eko Atlantic City, an entirely new, privately financed development, emerging on reclaimed land adjoining Victoria Island in Lagos.
This podcast follows a much more extensive FMCC webinar, presented by the same panel on May 4 of 2015.