Aliyu Barau

Qualifications: Ph.D, MSc, BSc
Affiliation: Department of Urban and Regional Planning Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences Bayero University Kano Nigeria
Research Gate Profile


Aliyu Barau hails from Kano, Norhern Nigeria’s larget city and currently teaches at Bayero University’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Also, he is a research fellow for the Earth System Governance Project – the world’s largest social science research network on governance and global environmental change hosted by Lund University Sweden. He is also Research Associate, Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Project, hosted by Global Institute of Sustainability Arizona State University. His PhD research at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia focuses on human dimensions of landscape change in special economic zones of emerging economies. He has strong interest in Urbanization in the Anthropocene and interdisciplinarity in sustainability while his research geography is mainly West Africa, Middle East and South East Asia. His BSc and MSc degrees in geography from Bayero University Kano in Nigeria focus on urbanization and rural land use change.

Current research

Urban flood risks, urban security and resilience, urban green infrastructure, landscape change, resource management and sustainability institutions and innovations