Research Papers/Topics in Urban And Regional Planning

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 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.

Assessment of the Effect of Communal Conflicts in Kaduna

Conflicts Cannot be separated from man. This is because every individual, organisation or institutions have their interests. In a bid to protect such interest, the interest of others are infringed upon. This research work tends to examine the causes of Conflicts in Kaduna state and profer physical planning measures to alleviate future occurrence.

Assessment of Land Use Changes in Kaduna Metropolis. A case study of Mahuta, Chickun LGA

The only constant thing in life is change. The Landuse of a place tend to change due to the nature and type of activities of its inhabitants. These changes over time have significant effect on the environment. The positive and negative indication of such changes need to be noticed before the settlement decay. In this research work, the Landuse change ndicators are assessed and solutions are proffered to mitigate the negative effects of such changes.

Assessment of Land Use Changes in Kaduna Metropolis

The only constant thing in life is change. The Landuse of a place tend to change due to the nature and type of activities of its inhabitants. These changes over time have significant effect on the environment. The positive and negative indication of such changes need to be noticed before the settlement decay. In this research work, the Landuse change ndicators are assessed and solutions are proffered to mitigate the negative effects of such changes.

Assessment of Educational Facilities in Kaduna South LGA

In Nigeria, educational facilities are not evenly distributed; hence, the need for the assessment of the distribution pattern arises. The student enrolment into primary and secondary school differs depending on the Socio-economic activities of the location or region.

Peri-urban Settlements and Sustainable Land Management in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Urbanization causes urban expansion, dramatically transforming peri-urban environments and societies. In this process, rural lands are consumed by an expanding city, exploiting the large rent gap between agricultural and urban land. On the basis of the aforementioned reason, understanding peri-urban settlement growth is key to helping city managers develop strategies to curb undesirable development trends around the city’s periphery. To these ends, this study was under...

THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ROAD TRANSPORT TO ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN OWO, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA.

Limited resources, invested for the development of transport facilities, such as infrastructure and vehicles, coupled with the rapid rise in transport demand, existence of a huge number of no motorized vehicles on roads, lack of application of adequate and proper traffic management schemes are producing severe transport problems in almost all the urban areas of Nigeria. Worsening situation is the traffic congestion in the streets and sufferings of the inhabitants from vehicle emiss...


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