Meet our Team
Lookman Oshodi, Commonwealth Professional Fellow is the Project Director of Arctic Infrastructure (AI), a multi-disciplinary private organization with a broad focus on infrastructure delivery, urban development and the environment. Lookman Oshodi is an infrastructure, urban development and city system strategist. He, alongside other 10 global experts, was a member of the Technical Committee for 2018 Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (4th Guangzhou Award for Urban Innovation) and was appointed in May 2018 as one of the four International Jury Members by the Metropolis, world association of the major metropolises, based in Barcelona, Spain. He joined three other global experts from Canada, the Netherlands and Argentina to assessed and selected 6 pilot projects from the submissions by the governments of major cities across the world as part of the 2nd edition of the Metropolis Pilot Projects 2018 – 2020.
He led the formulation of Abeokuta Capital City Master Plan under the Future Cities Nigeria and United Kingdom Global Prosperity Fund. Lookman Oshodi is the Nigerian coordinator for the Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Urban Development in Africa (DASUDA’s) Lagos Lagoon City Project which is exploring Lagos lagoon as a key element in flood management, housing delivery, transportation, water and green space in Lagos. He led a team of local and international experts to support Edo State Government in the process of establishing a new urban development and infrastructure planning institution.
He is also leading multiple study projects with the Heinrich Boll Stiftung (hbs) covering housing types and mortgage system for low-income groups, transportation and climate-resilient infrastructure in the city of Lagos. He is the Technical Lead for the formulation of new housing funding architecture for the city of Lagos under the auspices of the Lagos State Ministry of Housing in conjunction with Heinrich Boll Foundation and ARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AI).
He is working with WaterAid Nigeria and Mangrove Partners Limited on water and sanitation projects in four States in Nigeria. He was the project manager for urban water and sanitation project with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Development Innovations Group (DIG) in Bauchi and Kaduna States, and a Technical Assistance Consultant to Eko Urban Development Project (EKO-UP), a multiple infrastructure delivery project of the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Lagos State Government, Nigeria.
He is working, as a Consultant, with Save the Children International, SUPPORT of Switzerland, Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), Peru, Water Aid UK and Community Energy Scotland on various healthcare, water and sanitation, housing, energy and other strategic urban infrastructure delivery projects. He prepared the institutional reform document for the restructuring of organizations tasked with the regeneration and urban development in the city of Lagos among which is Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency (LASURA), served as the Program Coordinator for the reform of Nigerian Land Use Policy under the auspices of Land Use Act Amendment Advocacy Group (LUAAAG) and worked as a consultant to review and update the National Human Settlement Policy and National Urban Housing Policy for the Republic of Rwanda. He led the preparation of the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge finalist Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Regeneration Plan.
He is a Registered Town Planner with the membership of local and international professional associations including, Nigerian Environmental Society, Chartered Institute of Housing, United Kingdom and International Federation for Housing and Planning, The Netherlands.