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Gunnar Ploner joins forces with INFRANETLAB  and develops proposal for the greatest grid competition announced by the Architectural Leage, New York. Updates will follow as soon as results are published.

Project team: Noorain Ahmed, Neeraj Bhatia, Jonathan Crisman, Andrè Geoffroy, Aura Gnerucci, Maria Teresa Idone, Kristina Ishkhanova, Ege Özgirin, Gunnar Ploner, Lucio Riccobono, Gabriel Lara García Rojas.

2000 people/ day – growth

Channel 4 News has made a documentary on population explosion. Have a look by yourself.

Lagos on Googlemaps

Population Data



Final results of the 2006 census in Lagos, showing the population rate for each Local Government Area. (Source: Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Satellite Image

LURG is seeking a collaboration partner, with the ability to provide a satellite image covering the metropolitan area of Lagos. Ensuring precise and profound analysing data, the scale of the image should be in the range between 1:10000 and 1:20000.

Geographical area:

E 3°06‘ bis E 3°30‘

N 6°24‘ bis N 6°48‘

Current Network Status


Mapping the current level of country participation in LURG.

Nigeria (3), Austria (1), Germany (1)

Emerging Network

Welcome to This page is currently under construction.

The Lagos Urban Research Group – LURG – is an international scientific network collaboration with the task to create a proposal for the future urban development and for the improvement of the humanitarian situation in the Megacity Region of Lagos, Nigeria.

The network is an initiative of Gunnar Ploner at the Institute of Design / Studio1 at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Innsbruck.

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