Origins in Ogun state, Nigeria. But literally the town of my home is Lagos, Nigeria - where I lived all my life prior to MIT.
Master of Science in Real Estate Development
BSc Architecture, 2002 and MED Architecture, 2004, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Cities - what makes them tick? How do we get them to tick better? The role of the development of the built environment in this 'better ticking'.
Ultimately, a role in the engineering/re-engineering of towns and cities working through public/private partnerships.
Mens et Manus: The notion that change and progress are the result, not just of action [hand], but of action as a result of sound reasoning [mind]. I personally subscribe to the idea that understanding of first principles is imperative to making meaningful contributions, especially in fields that cut across traditional disciplines - fields where there are no second principles to rely on! And what is more inter-disciplinary than the complex practice that is real estate development? Better still, the complex practice that is real estate development in a developing country?
A story is told of time when scientists thought it impossible for the bumble bee to fly, but the bumble bee went and flew anyways. The lesson of the story: They might say it's impossible but what do they really know? 'Go ahead and fly anyways!'