Research Papers/Topics in Urban And Regional Planning

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND CLOUD COMPUTING ALTERING THE SEARCHING AND TRAINING OF INVOLVED URBAN PLANNING

ABSTRACTTechnological change has greatly impacted everyday life. In Finland, for example, Nokia and the mobile phone technology have enjoyed a similar position as a national vehicle for economic and social change, as the tractor in the Soviet Union, in the 1950 ́s. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have transformed the way people communicate and interact with one another. It has brought, not only new ways of socializing, consuming and producing services and experiencing place...

SMART GREEN EVENHANDED METROPOLIS ACTIONS AGAINST URBAN PLANNING IN EUROPEAN UNION

ABSTRACTToday development is related to globalization and transition to digital economy as well as to growing pressures on the environment and the society. As the proportion of the urban population is rapidly increasing, cities are becoming more and more the focus of these changes this paper. Most cities in the European Union (EU) are increasingly promoting smart green just actions, trying to learn from the experience of more advanced cities in this field. These actions obviously affect urban...

Three-Dimension Modelling of Urban Temperature Landmasses and Its Planning Consequences

ABSTRACTThe study adopted Thermal Infrared Remote (TIR) Sensing and Geospatial Information System (GIS) Techniques using LANDSAT TM, LANDSAT ETM and LANDSAT OLI sensors to acquire Urban Surface temperature data emitted by objects in the study area and store the information as a digital number (DN) thermal band (B6, B61 and B10) as well as secondary data acquired from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET). Urban Surface Temperature was obtained thro...

ASSESSMENT OF CEMENT FACTORY IMPACTS IN OBAJANA, KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract: The environment of man has been subjected to many degraded conditions owing to the various activities of man in his bid to effectively harness the potentialities that bound in their natural setting. In this process, that cultural, physical and socio-economic environment becomes the major sufferer of these activities. The Dangote cement factory in Obajana since inception in Kogi state has carried out major industrial excavation and the processing of raw materials into cement. The eff...

Poor Management of Drainage System in Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria

Abstract:The study examines the Poor Management of Drainage System in Lokoja Kogi State Nigeria the data for this study was gathered from drainage related literature, field observations, journals, newspapers and through the use of questionnaire, oral interview and personal observation. Simple random sampling was adopted to obtain information from the respondents. Two hundred (200) respondents from the sample were interviewed. The finding reveal that drainage system in Lokoja are not adequate ...

Recreational Behaviour Of Kuchi/Ebbo Residents In Lapai Local Government Area Of Niger State, Nigeria

Abstract: Recreation as an activity voluntarily undertaken for pleasure, fun, relaxation, exercise, self expression or release from boredom and tension, e.g. visiting areas such as parks, lakes, rivers, forest or engaging in different exercises such as trekking, hunting, camping and also indoor recreational facilities such as cinema, club house, gymnasium, casino and cultural centres. This paper deals with recreational behaviour of Kuchi and Ebbo in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State ...

Evaluation Of Urban Expansion And Its Implications On Land Use In Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACTRapid urban population growth has led to not only an increasing demand for more land, more so for residential use. This land is not available within the city but at the peri-urban areas where parcels of fertile agricultural land are being converted into residential use at an alarming rate. This is because of the expanding urban area to its urban fringes that is accompanied by an increasing demand for land to accommodate the increasing urban developments. The specific objectives of the...

An Evaluation Of Rural Electrification Adoption Dynamics In Meru-South Sub-County, Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya

ABSTRACTElectricity services are crucial for human well-being and to a country‘s socio-economic development. Despite its importance, low levels of electricity adoption and use continue to prevail in most rural areas in SSA. Low socio-economic development has been attributed among others factors, to lack of modern energy sources especially electricity among households, which has been identified as a major setback in propelling empowerment and development at household and community level. The...

Climate Change, Urban Degreening And Flooding In Nigerian Cities: Reducing Vulnerability Through Polycentric Planning And Urban Greenery Strategy (PPUGS)

ABSTRACT This paper uses the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework to analyse the missing links in attempts to address the problems of flooding in Nigerian cities. Previous flooding and the recent ones have been attributed to heavy downpour, blockage of water channels and drainages, indiscriminate dumping of refuse and building of houses along channels. Areas that are neglected but pertinent to flood mitigation include: (1) degreening activities that remove green cover; ...

Organizational Behaviors Management And Functionality Evaluation

AbstractOrganizational Behaviors Management and Functionality Evaluation in Ministry of Urban Planning - Khartoum State The important role played by the organizations' and corporations' which is manifested in products and services they deliver has led to the importance of understanding and studying of the individuals behavior because they represent the basic element of the organizing elements. Since the human element in any organization is the basic and vital element in performing its ac...

A Comparative Assessment of On-Campus and Off-Campus Students Housing in the University of Ibadan, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The University of Ibadan is faced with a persistent challenge of providing adequate students’ housing as a result of explosion in the students’ population in consequence of which the on-and off-campus students’ housing policy was adopted. Existing literature on students’ housing investigated on-campus students’ housing but neglected offcampus students’ housing. This study therefore, conducted a comparative assessment of the on-and off-campus students’ housing in t...

A Comparative Assessment of On-Campus and Off-Campus Students’ Housing in the University of Ibadan, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The University of Ibadan is faced with a persistent challenge of providing adequate students’ housing as a result of explosion in the students’ population in consequence of which the on-and off-campus students’ housing policy was adopted. Existing literature on students’ housing investigated on-campus students’ housing but neglected offcampus students’ housing. This study therefore, conducted a comparative assessment of the on-and off-campus students’ housing in t...

In-Land Water Based Transport in Lagos State: Challenges and Remedies

ABSTRACT Transportation is an essential need for humanity, be it land, air or sea based. It should devoid of operational handicaps. However, in Lagos State, In-land water based transportation encounters various kinds of impairments ranging from human induced to natural cause. To this end, this study explores the challenges encountering In-land water based transportation system in Lagos state. Adopting survey research design, both secondary and primary data were employed for the stud...

Analysis Of Housing Demand In Enugu Metropolis, Enugu State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACTThis study was aimed at empirically identifing the determinants of housing demand in Enugumetropolis. To this end, the objectives of the study were to: (i) examine the trend of housingdemand in Enugu Metropolis, (ii) identify factors that influence housing demand(determinants) in Enugu metropolis, (iii) determine whether there is variation in housingdemand among various income groups (high, medium and low) in Enugu metropolis and (iv)identify residents’ perception of the housi...

Comparative Analysis Of The Performances Of Formal And Informal Sectors In Solid Waste Management In Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The aim of the study was to empirically compare the performances of formal and informal sectors solid waste management system in Uyo, with a view to identifying whether variation exists in their performance. The specific objectives of the study were to: (i) identify and classify the activities of formal and informal sectors solid waste management in Uyo, (ii) determine the level of performance of the formal and informal sectors and variation (if any) in solid waste management i...


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