"Urban Housing Studies: A Brief Summary" is a concise but comprehensive overview of studies, development and policy issues on Nigerian urban Housing from pre- independence till date. It covers virtually all the different facts of housing considered relevant to students, professionals and practitioners in the built environment. It reviews housing issues from five different but related areas; including Urbanization and Needs for Housing; Housing materials, construction and Technology; Housing Environment, infrastructural Facilities and Services; Housing Policy, Programmes and Management; Housing Finance; and Socio- cultural implications of Housing. This study concludes with the identification of some study gaps or areas of housing demanding further research attentions.
This book addresses the issues that affect urban housing supply in developing countries. Using Nigeria as an example, the book explains the assumptions on which housing policy is erect and why successive policies have failed to address urban housing supply. Nigeria’s housing system is explained as well as the current problems affecting the provision of urban housing. The place of global north-south policy transfer is analysed in this book with reference to the globalisation of the neoliberal agenda and how this altered the arrangement for delivery of social services including housing in Nigeria. Furthermore, the book examines globalisation in connection to how the idea of the enabling approach for shelter was deployed from the international agencies, to Nigeria. The book concludes with case studies that: investigates the problems affecting the supply of housing finance; scrutinises the role of local authorities in the organisation of new housing provision and the improvement of slum housing conditions; and analyses how the interaction of local council authorities, state government agencies and federal government agencies with developers influences the outcomes of housing supply.
Rural-urban migration in the densely populated Southeastern region of Nigeria has remained on the increase. However, studies on the nature of, and importance of this phenomenon to the socioeconomic development of this region has been relegated to the background in favor of studies on international migration.This book ,therefore provides an insight into the patterns and factors of rural-urban migration in this region. Most importantly, it examines the effects of rural-urban migration on the socioeconomic development of the rural communities. The estimated effects of rural-urban migration on the rural communities are based on the nature of remittances sent home, as well as from the execution of community developmental projects by the migrants who live in the urban areas. The findings of this study should be useful to students in the fields of development studies, governments at various levels, development agencies, and policy makers involved in the socioeconomic development of rural areas, especially in the developing countries.
Given current projections of population and household numbers, housing has become arguably the most important issue in planning. Likewise, planning raises arguably the most important long term issues in housing, given the environmental consequences of urban development and the use of the home."Homes, Cities and Neighbourhoods" documents the evolution of typical urban landscapes from 1900 to the present with an emphasis on contemporary issues and practice. In doing this, the book examines in detail: the role of planning in the light of different interpretations of social change; quantity and quality in housing production; urban design in relation to housing and residential areas; and finally, the management of neighbourhoods.This book is intended for all those interested in the interaction between planning, housing markets and the urban environment in Britain.
This book contains researches in quantitative urban planning. It consists of Five papers dealing with urban problems such as Housing Demand,Fractal Geometry,Future Land Use, Shopping and Pedestrian risk analysis. Different planning methods were used for the analysis and estimation phases of the urban problem areas covered by the book. Among these methods are Regression and Gravity models and Surface Potential Analysis. All papers are applied case studies in Jordan and Yemen. Among these papers are the summary of Three M.A. Theses done in Jordan university of science and technology.
This book introduces the principle of scaling of geographic space with applications in urban studies. Some classic methods such as space syntax are extended, and some new concepts such as head/tailed division rule and natural city are proposed for further studies at a city scale. Volunteered geographic information (VGI) is introduced and adopted in several urban studies such as navigation service, urban sprawl and traffic jams.
The research reported in this volume evaluated the performance of four housing delivery strategies: the Public-Private Partnerships(PPPs), Turnkey, Core Housing and Shell Stage housing in providing adequate and satisfactory housing to residents in urban areas of Ogun State Southwest Nigeria. Using data derived from both quantitative and qualitative research methods, findings show that public housing provided using these strategies in the study area was rated as affordable, inadequate and not satisfactory by the residents. Although, the majority of the residents felt satisfied with life in their current residences, significant differences in socioeconomic characteristics of residents and levels of housing adequacy and satisfaction across the four strategies were observed. The findings imply that the different housing delivery strategies perform differently in terms of housing adequacy and satisfaction as well as impact on the quality of life of the residents in the study area.
The problem of urbanization and environmental degradation is becoming acute in many developing countries including Nigeria. In response, the international community, through the United Nation, has expressed grave concern over the problem by adopting a seven-point Millennium Development Goals (MDG) which include a mandate on environmental issues. This book examines the activities and contribution of UN-Habitat in addressing environmental issues germane to urban renewal in Lagos State Nigeria
The primary objective of writing this book is to provide a reliable source of information for housing managers and policy makers in housing corporations, ministries and parastatals globally, on the critical issues of housing affordability and user satisfaction with rental housing. The author has been able to assemble in this book a lot of relevant information and at great depth that both students and staff in the built-environment fields will find this book immensely useful for their various purposes. Understandably the focus of the book in general is on Nigeria. Nevertheless, housing habitability researchers and other stakeholders in the housing sector in both developing and developed countries, will no doubt derive stimulating knowledge from this book.
In this book, variables that determine urban housing and neighbourhood quality, as it relates to the city of Akure in South-western Nigeria, is carefully examined and discussed. The study sampled five districts in the core residential neighbourhood of the city with a view to examine problems associated with slum formation in urban areas. The study make use of questionnaire administration, observation, housing demographic and facility survey as instruments for data collection. The results were analyzed with the aid of multiple linear regression and correlation models. Research findings show that poor housing system, lack of neighbourhood facilities and insufficient household services contribute 52.3% significant impacts to the poor quality of the environment at the city centers. The study also recognize the contribution of poverty level of dwellers in encouraging deplorable condition of their living environment. It is however suggested that extensive urban renewal program via the provision of basic services and economic revitalization be carried out in the area. This should be supported with improved sanitation strategies for sustainable management of the area.
Mr Ojeh presents a compelling comparative study on the outdoor/indoor thermal comfort variations in residential buildings of different window (louvre, wooden and slide glass) types in Warri,one of the fast growing oil rich cities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and also the urban bias for the city using the UHI. This book will make a good literature and reference material for urban geography,urban climatology, building designs and environmental science for both research students and faculty.
The provision of affordable but adequate housing has been a struggle for many governments in both the developed and developing countries regardless of the enormous economic and social benefits that come with it. For developing countries and Ghana in particular, the difficulties have been with finance, land administration, policy intents and regulation, and ever rising population growth in the context of low economic growth, widespread poverty, inaccessible formal mortgage and cultural predispositions. The result is severe housing deprivation in both quality and quantity across space for all demand groups.Fortunately, experiences elsewhere in Europe offer useful applications and warnings as well. It is for this reasons that this book comes in handy. It provides an understanding of the housing situation in Ghana and proposes a contextualized application of good practices from the housing laboratories of European countries to the questions in Ghana. It is therefore useful for professionals in the housing sector, academics and students in housing studies, urban development and policy studies and certainly any one interested in housing development in Ghana.
Flood Risk Assessment, Case Studies from Nigeria, is an in- depth research directed towards environmental degradation and exploitation. The goal is to understand the past, the present and the future behaviour of of the whole earth system. On this basis, the interdisciplinary "High impact Flood risk assessment approach" has been applied to this research work. This has resulted in the development of geologic concepts and methods in enviromental scientific work. This work has documented Floor risk assessment;consequences, challenges and solutions in Niger Delta Region, Nigeria.
Nigeria has the potential to become Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest economy because of its rich human and natural resources. These vast natural resources qualify Nigeria to be a major recipient of foreign direct Investment. Foreign Direct Investment in turn is believed to be an engine of economic development in that it brings about the transfer of technology, managerial skills, international production, access to markets, etc. A number of studies have been conducted on the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Growth, with most of those studies focusing on cross-country studies. Yet, results about the relationship between foreign direct investment and economic growth come with varying outcomes. This Bachelor’s thesis focused exclusively on Nigeria with a view to analysing the role foreign direct investment has played on economic growth in Nigeria since independence. This thesis concludes by making important recommendations that are particularly useful to investors who want to invest in Nigeria; academicians interested in studies of FDI-growth linkage; and to policymakers to adopt some measures to further strengthen and improve investment environment in Nigeria.