Research Papers/Topics in Urban And Regional Planning

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...

Industrial Activities And Sustainable Development In Ninth Mile Corner Enugu, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Industrialization is the social and economic change that transforms a human group from an agrarian society into an industrial one. Despite the fact that the presence of industries has given rise to purchasing power, it has resulted to adverse effects. The study was aim to highlight negative environmental, social and economic effects of industrial activities in Ninth Mile Corner, Enugu with a view to suggesting ways of adopting sustainable development. The study adopted a survey ...

An Assessment On The Socio-Economic Effect Of Gully Erosion On Dwellers Of Okigwe Local Government Area Of Imo State

ABSTRACTSoil erosion is the systematic removal of soil including plant nutrients from the land surface by various agents of denudation. This study intends to examine the community assessment on the social and economic effect of gully erosion on dwellers of Ihube, Amuro and Ugwaku communities in okigwe local government of Imo state respectively. It also intends to identify the percentage of gully erosion area affected in the total land use area of the communities/ vill...

Households’ Participation In Community Based Organisations’ Poverty Reduction Programmes In Oyo State Nigeria (1999 – 2012)

ABSTRACT Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) are known to contribute to development especially at the grassroot level. However, the contribution of households in CBOs‟ poverty alleviation has not been given adequate attention in the literature. This study, therefore, examined households‟ level of participation in CBOs‟ poverty reduction programmes in Oyo State, which has the highest number of CBOs‟ in Southwestern Nigeria. Arnstein‟s Ladder of Citizen Participation provid...

Exploring Labour-Based Approach for Rural Road Maintenance in Nigeria

ABSTRACT Rural roads are very cardinal to the socio-economic development of the rural population. They enhanced increased agricultural production, facilitate access to educational and health facilities and provide spatial interaction among rural communities. However, in Nigeria, the condition of rural roads is pathetic. More than 70% of rural road network is in deplorable condition, which is due partly to inadequate finance, weak technical knowhow of personnel, the use of heavy equi...

Effects Of Informal Settlement On The Surrounding Environment At Majengo Slums, Narok County

ABSTRACTPeople residing in informal settlements face challenges of service delivery. This is mainly due to the fact that land was occupied illegally, thus impacting negatively on the environment. It was in the background of the above problem, that this study sought to establish the influence of informal settlement on the surrounding environment. The study was guided by the following specific objectives: To establish the extent of informal settlement in Majengo Slums, Narok County, to find out...

Influence Of Risk Management Strategies On Completion, Cost And Quality Of Road Infrastructure Development Projects In Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe World Bank estimates a 10% rise in infrastructure assets through major infrastructure like road projects. Road infrastructure development projects however have a history of problems which are caused by; cost overruns, delays, failed procurements, or unavailability of private financing. In Kenya, many road construction projects are not completed within the initial set time which negatively affects the cost and quality of road construction projects. Effective risk management strateg...


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