Research Papers/Topics in Geography And Regional Planning

An Assessment Of Malaria Risk Factors In Parts Of Kogi State, North Central Nigeria.

ABSTRACT At present, there is a significant lack of knowledge of the complex interactions between human, socio-economic structures, the environment and pattern of malaria infections in urban centres. The central aim is to compare the influence of socio-economic variables and environmental variables on the incidence of malaria in Lokoja and Anyigba from the year 2001 to 2010. Remote sensing and GIS techniques were employed to determine the environmental parameters that results in the...

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE RAINFALL AND TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS IN PARTS OF NORTHERN NIGERIA

Abstract The aim of the study is the assessment of rainfall and temperature variations in parts of Northern Nigeria. To achieve the aim, the study set out the following objectives (i) to determine variations in rainfall characteristics in terms of number of rain days, extreme rainfall amounts, variability and ranges; (ii) to determine variations in maximum, minimum and mean temperature patterns  and using the time series to determine any trend in the change, (upward or downward) (ii...

Enhancing Neighborhood Protection In OAU Staff Quarters Using GIS

Over the years, securing neighborhoods has been a major challenge globally. This study characterized the type and location of security problems and examined the prospects of geospatial infrastructure to enhance neighborhood security in the study area. Results showed that crimes ranging from burglary, armed robbery, loitering to fighting were witnessed within the study area. Most of these (30.03%) occurred along the Road 17 and Road 7 axis of the Zone VI Security Unit, while the least proporti...

A Spatio-Temporal Analysis Of The Incidence Of Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) In The Dangme East And South Tongu Districts In The Lower Volta Basin

ABSTRACT The study examines the spatio-temporal incidence of shistosomiasis the Dangme East and South Tongu districts of Ghana. It also examines the perceptions of the local people about the disease and discusses the preventive measures and coping strategies adopted. The Triangle of Human Ecology Model was the main theoretical framework employed for the analysis, while a questionnaire survey and in-depth interviews were used to collect data. The study shows that the incidence of sc...

A Comparative Study Of Urban Poverty Among Migrants And Indigenes In The Communities Of Chorkor And Old Fadama, Accra

ABSTRACT Migrants and Indigenes in big cities tend to suffer similarly from marginalization. However, the mechanism that induce poverty among the two groups are not the same. Urban communities are heterogeneous with different poverty patterns and dynamics. Accra, the capital city of Ghana is no exception. The phenomenon has led to the emergence of slums in the capital. The urban poor live a life of insecurity and suffer basic social deprivations. This work takes a comparative study appr...

Peace And Conflict Impact Assessment Of The Niger Delta Development Commission’s Inter-Ventions In Odi, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTDevelopment interventions are aimed at promoting positive change, but they can equally have negative impact, especially in conflict-prone contexts. Whereas existing studies on Odi and the Niger Delta at large mainly focused on the history, environ-ment, culture, conflict and security situations, the peace and conflict impact of Nige-rian government‘s socio-economic interventions in the area have not been fully ex-plored. This study, therefore, assessed the Niger Delta Development Co...

The Socio-Economic And Environmental Challenges Of The Emerging Slums Settlements In The Federal Capital City, Phase Ii Abuja, Nigeria.

ABSTRACTThe thesis examined the socio-economic and environmental challenges of the emerging slums settlements inthe Federal Capital City, Phase II Abuja (the study area). The study identified the failure of the authorities toprovide adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services for the teeming population of the studyarea as a fundamental factor responsible for the emergence and development of slums in the study area. Thestudy assessed the socio-economic characteristics of residents...

Spatial Analysis Of Child Labour In The Federal Capital City Abuja

ABSTRACTIn recent yea •s1bour has attracted people's attention in social issues,developr.iental pes and of course research works. Like other cities of theDeveloping v..10 r labour activities are increasingly becoming social anddevelopmental sin the Federal Capital City. The study was aimed atanalyzing the c!-r situation in selected locations of the city vvith specificobjectives o-f c and analyzing the demographic and socio-economiccharacteristics oJourers, their spatial origins, the activit...

Rattle Tree (Albizia Lebbeck) Effects On Soil Properties And Productivity Of Irish Potato (Solanum Tuberosum) On The Jos Plateau, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out with the aim of assessing the rattle tree (Albizia lebbeck) effects on soil properties and Irish potato (Solanum tuberosum) productivity on the Jos Plateau, Nigeria. In carrying out the research, a randomized complete block design (RCBD) was employed consisting of five treatments and three replicates. The five treatments applied were as follows: Treatment 1 (T1): Irish potato planted in the alley (space) between A. lebbeck tree rows without green manure; T2:...

Evaluating Post Flood Disaster Respnse Strategies in Ashaiman And Agona Swedru

ABSTRACT Highly concentrated urban areas have experienced many floods over the last decades. There has been significant increase in the trend of extreme rainfall events, in the face of a lack of effective flood management systems. Though rainfall in Ghana has been decreasing since the 1970’s, and the government has initiated many disaster reduction interventions, incidences of flooding have ironically continued to increase. The study explores the post-flood disaster response mechanism...

Causes And Consequences Of Informal Settlement Planning In Ghana: A Case Study Of Aboabo, A Suburb Of Kumasi Metropolis

ABSTRACTInadequate attention to urban land-use planning and practices could result in the proliferation of unauthorised structures which could destroy the health, beauty and convenience of cities. This thesis sought to investigate the causes and consequences of unauthorised structures at Aboabo, a suburb of Kumasi Metropolis.A total of 244 respondents comprising 119 house-owners, 119 household heads, and 6 key informants (the chief of Aboabo and five heads of Land Planning and Management Inst...

Simulating Spatial Growth Patterns Of Urban Areas In Ghana: An Agent Based Modeling Approach

ABSTRACTIn Sub-Saharan Africa, rapid urban growth has outstripped the capacities of central and local government to control and regulate urban land development; hence people construct their homes on available lands most of which are liable to floods. This research set out to identify the driving forces of spatial growth and to simulate spatial growth patterns of structures in the Shama district of the Western Region of Ghana using an agent-based modeling approach.The study was conducted withi...

Provision Of Social Support For The Aged In The Cape Coast Metropolis

ABSTRACT With the increasing number of the aged in Ghana, social support for this segment of the population is gradually becoming an issue of great concern. There is debt of research on this. This study is therefore an attempt to provide some information for policy makers towards enhancing planning of better health, social financial support services for the aged to promote their well-being. The descriptive and explanatory survey designs were employed to achieve the objective of ...

Conflict Resolution Strategies On Community-Driven Projects In Private And Public Housing Estates In Lagos State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT This study examined the cause of conflict and resolution strategies employed in the management of community-driven projects (CDPs) in selected public and private estates in Lagos State. Primary and secondary data were used. Primary data were collected through a structured questionnaire, in-depth interviews with key informants and personal observation. A structured questionnaire was randomly administered to 25% of landlords/heads of households in both the Lagos State Development ...

Solid Waste Collection And Management Practices Among Community Residents In Varying Population Density Areas In Ibadan, South West Nigeria

Abstract This paper presents the results of a study conducted in four socio-economic (three urban low-, medium- and high-density residential communities and one rural) areas of Ibadan. The study assessed the amount and nature of solid waste generated, the level and benefits of community participation in source separation and recycling potential and the factors responsible for poor solid waste management in the city. The study is cross sectional in design involving 153 households. A ques...


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