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Anticipating Future Urbanization in Nigeria’s Oil Sands Belt

November 10, 2015 | Christina Milos

Participatory mapping in Nigeria, 2015. Photo by Christina Milos.

Christina Milos is currently pursuing a PhD in Landscape Architecture at the University of Hannover, Germany, where she managed research projects and taught undergraduate and graduate level classes from 2012–14. Prior to becoming a Mellon fellow, she spent a year in Nigeria on a Fulbright grant conducting field interviews and participatory mapping exercises as part of her PhD fieldwork. Milos received her master in landscape architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. At Harvard, her master’s thesis was completed with distinction and awarded several awards, including a national Honor Award in Analysis and Planning from the American Society of Landscape Architects. She has worked on regional planning and urbanization projects in several countries, including Nigeria, Sierra Leone, China, and Haiti. Recent consulting work includes developing regional policy recommendations for conflict-affected northern Nigeria for the World Bank and analyzing potential social and environmental impacts of oil sands development in Nigeria for the Heinrich Böll Foundation.