Research Papers/Topics in Urban And Regional Planning

Determinants of Urban Land Use Dynamics in North Central Nigeria

ABSTRACT  Land development in the North Central Nigeria seems to be shifting out of the city centre to the fringes. Areas at the fringes that were once described as quiet and serene environment now seem to be characterized by noise, traffic congestion, informal economic activities and proliferation of incompatible developments. Literature has shown that city planners do not take cognizance of the factors responsible for these developments. The aim of the study was to determine the factors in...

The Challenges and Impacts of Implementing Development Control Regulations in Rural Settlements of Enugu State

ABSTRACT Implementation of development control regulations has many challenges and impacts in rural Enugu State of Nigeria. This study focuses on the challenges and impacts of implementing development control regulations in rural settlements of Enugu State. Development control in rural Enugu State is ineffective due to building developers’ little or non-compliance with contravention notices served on them. The planning authorities in Enugu State have lacked the needed development control me...

Urban Design of Open Common Spaces in Khartoum State

Abstract Open urban spaces in residential areas in Khartoum; suffer from severe neglect and violation because of the obvious infringement and desertion, so it is not used for cultural, social, recreational and environmental purposes which are supposed to achieve as required. Open urban spaces established in order to gain a unique situation and realize beauty, elegance and glory in urban interfaces and create pleasant, beautiful and comfortable places to perform a range of useful activities th...

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

ABSTRACT Rapid 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 th...

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

ABSTRACT Electricity 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. Th...

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; (2) ...

Organizational Behaviors Management And Functionality Evaluation

Abstract Organizational 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 activ...

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 the Un...

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 the Un...

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 in Uyo...

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 desi...

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 provided the an...

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

ABSTRACT People 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 ou...

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

ABSTRACT The 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 strate...

Implications Of Rapid Urban Expansion On Rural Land Use In Damaturu, Yobe State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The implications of rapidly expanding cities on rural hinterlands have been documented in the literature. However, such implications are understudied in developing nations including Nigeria. This study, therefore, investigated the implications of rapid expansion of Damaturu, Yobe State, the fastest expanding state capital in northern Nigeria on rural land use pattern from 1986 to 2009. Environmental resource carrying capacity and distance decay effect provided the analytical framewor...


1 - 15 Of 30 Results