Research Papers/Topics in Urban And Regional Planning

THE EFFECTS OF DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES ON THE OCCURRENCE OF FLOODS IN THE MBABANECITY SWAZILAND

:Urbanization and expansion of structural developments within the urban area of Mbabane are challenges that require a rapid response in terms of flood-damage mitigation measures. There have been several cases of flash floods in Mbabane mostly resulting from heavy downpour and a poor drainage system, thus causing in loss of property and goods. In this study, the effects of development activities on the occurrence of floods in Mbabane City were investigated using two set of orthophotomaps one f...

Crime Mapping and Residents Safety Survey in Lagos. Case of Lagos Island

The problem of crime has always posed not only a big threat to the society and people but has also raised great concerns all over the world. This study is aimed to assess the spatial analysis and evaluate residents‟ feeling of safety in relation to criminal activities in Lagos Island with a view of recommending sustainable measures. The objectives for this research include to - carry out a detailed analysis on the type of crime and location in Lagos Island; determine the socio-economic char...

The Effect of Megaprojects on Surrounding Communities. Case Study of Lekki Free Trade Zone

The project thoroughly analyzed the effects the development of Lekki Free Trade Zone has on the surrounding communities.

Assessment of vehicular crash on selected arterial routes in Niger State

ABSTRACTRoad traffic crashes are major global problem that has led to loss of lives and increase in travel time by motorist.  Against this background, the vehicular crashes were assessed on selected arterial roads in Niger State. The locus map was used to map the arterial roads under study (Minna- Suleja road and Minna – Bida road). In achieving the aim, the following objectives were address; mapped out the various locations of vehicular crashes hot spots, establish factors responsible for...

Roles of government agencies in housing delivery

ABSTRACTThere is a continuous exacerbation of environmental problems in cities of today’sworld, thereby, diminishing the quality of life in them. This research, therefore, evaluated urbangovernance through housing administration in the state capital. It examines the extent ofhousing problems in the town, the causal factors and the culpability of government agenciesstatutorily responsible for the provision, control and management of housing development inOndo state. The systematic approach w...

AN ASSESSMENT OF POVERTY AND URBAN LIVELIHOOD IMPACT ON PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Background to Study Urban poverty and livelihoods has been the major concern of professionals in the built environment such as urban economists and urban planners for many decades, which they considered as an impediments to the physical development of most cities in the developing countries like Nigeria. However, majority of these professionals have common views in conceptualizing, measuring and establishing the key indicators for contemporary poverty issues such as t...

Impact of Flooding on Housing Development in Gani Fawehinmi Area, Ondo Town, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis study examined the impact of flooding on housing development in Gani fawehinmi area, Ondo town, Nigeria.  Flood is any overland flow of water, over street, sufficient to cause significant damage to lives and property, nuisance and health hazards. Data for this study were collected from primary sources, through the administration of one hundred and twenty one (121) questionnaires on respondents in the study area. Results from this study revealed that high intensity of rainfall, d...

ASSESSMENT OF INTRA-URBAN AUTO-RICKSHAW SERVICES IN LAGOS STATE: THE CASE OF ALIMOSHO L.G.A (IYANA PAJA AXIS)

Aim & ObjectivesAim: The aim of this research is to assess intra-urban auto-rickshaw (tricycles) operations and services with a  view to establishing policies that can enhance intra-urban travels in Alimosho Local Government Area, Lagos. Nigeria.Objectives: The specific objectives are to:-i. Assess the operations of Auto-rickshaw services in selected route of Alimosho LGA, Lagos.ii.  Examine  socio-economic characteristics of auto-rickshaw operators and  passengers in...

ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY MINNA LOCATION ON THE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF GIDAN KWANO VILLAGE

ABSTRACT; It has been argued from several quarters that the l guided and monitored. ocation of a Tertiary institution in an area is a The establishment of Federal University of Technology Minna in Gidan Kwano has led to the emergent of various transformations in the community which shows tendencies towards chaotic physical development and unprecedented growth in the environment. This res earch aims to Assess of the Impact of Federal University of Technology Minna Location on the Physical Deve...

OIL PIPELINE VANDALISM IN NIGERIA A PLANNERS PERCEPTION

ABSTRACT            Pipeline vandalism is a persistent social problem in all the major Nigerian urban centres today. Despite the inadequacy, the available have been consistently vandalized by criminals and mob. This has undoubtedly strained the limited resources of the governments. This paper examines the nature, types, location and costs of vandalism as well as identifying the various actors involved in vandalism of infrastructural facilities in Nigeria The paper highlights ...

DETERMINANTS OF HOUSE OWNERSHIP AMONG UNIVERSITY OF UYO STAFF

Man has consistently tried to build his immediate environment so as to provide a means to cover and protect himself from the external elements. Despite man’s effort to provide decent accommodation, his effort seems unrealizable with processes that are too cumbersome. This paper seeks to investigate determinants of house ownership among University of Uyo Staff. For the purpose of collecting data, a population size of 2494 Staff was identified through the Department of Establishment, ...

Boundary and Topographical Survey of Part of Gwallameji Village, Bauchi, Bauchi State

ABSTRACTBoundary and Topographic mapping has become a very essential activity for anyarea that intends to develop. The study focused on boundary and topographicalsurvey of part of Gwallameji Village, Bauchi. Topography means configuration ofthe earth surface which include relief, the positions of streams, road, andvegetation etc. the project aimed producing boundary and topographic map of thestudy area which can be used for planning, design or engineering work.topographic maps use symbols to ...

Effects of Population Dynamic on Transportation Planning

ABSTRACTThis research has discussed basic population dynamics on transportation, including the basic effects on transportation and factors that influence demographic change such as migration in Oja-Oba, Akure, Ondo State. It has summarized the history of the town population growth and projections through decade, with a focus on rising urbanization and the aging of the town population. Next is the examination of the environmental, economic, and institutional implications of population dyn...

EFFECTS OF POPULATION DYNAMICS ON TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ( A CASE STUDY OF OJA-OBA, AKURE, ONDO STATE)

ABSTRACTThis research has discussed basic population dynamics on transportation, including the basic effects on transportation and factors that influence demographic change such as migration in Oja-Oba, Akure, Ondo State. It has summarized the history of the town population growth and projections through decade, with a focus on rising urbanization and the aging of the town population. Next is the examination of the environmental, economic, and institutional implications of population dyn...

Planning for Informal Activities In Kaduna Metropolis

The Urban settlement over the world witness great influx of people from the rural area. These people move to the urban centres because of the basic infrastructure and services rendered.The white collar job (Formal activities) cannot cater for the increased population; as such, informal activities takes off. These informal activities if not planned and controlled, contravene the provision of the planned Urban settlement.


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