Environmental & Physical Sciences

Environmental & Physical Sciences Research Papers/Topics

EFFECTIVE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AS A BOOSTER TO NIGERIA ECONOMY

ABSTRACTThis study was conducted to assess the effective solid waste management as a booster to Nigeria economy.   The researcher using the questionnaire method collected first hand information from the management and staff of the company in question. Interviews were also granted to some selected management staff.   Based on the findings.   The researchers were able to draw reasonable conclusions from where they were able to give useful recommendations which they strongly imminent that ...

Assessing The Effects Of Urban Planning On Residential Property Values In Agege, Lagos

ABSTRACT In urban centres the essence of land use planning is to ensure that urban activities are organised and developed in physical space with due consideration for protection of public interest which include health, safety, convenience, efficiency, energy conservation, environmental quality, social equity, social choice and amenity. With this background, the study examined the effects of land use planning on residential property values using a comparison of two neighbourhoods in Agege Loca...

Neighborhood Citizenship Participation In Environmental Planning And Management In Lagos State: The Estate Surveyors’ View

ABSTRACT Sound environmental planning is in the interest of the society and as such those whose neighborhoods are being planned must be carried along through intensive participation as provided for in the existing environmental planning legislations. In the opinion of the general public, this is not seen to be entirely the case in Lagos State. Therefore, this paper is a study into existing planning legislations in Lagos State with emphasis on the opportunities provided for citizen participati...

An Examination Of Estate Surveyors And Valuers’ Perception Of Flood Risk On Residential Property Value In Lagos State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The increasing incidence of flooding across the globe in recent times and the attendant devastating impact has heightened anxiety among the people, investors, investment advisers, policy makers and prompted media attention. Recent research efforts have focused on the assessment of the impacts on people, environments, activities, future implications and mechanisms of arresting the menace. This study contributes to this body of knowledge by examining the perception of valuation experts...

The Role of Government Agencies in Urban Housing Delivery Insufficient Political Will and Ineffective Housing Administration in Lagos Metropolis - Case Study of Ajegunle, Lagos

ABSTRACT There is a continuous exacerbation of environmental problems in big cities of today’s world, thereby, diminishing the quality of life in them. Of particular concern is the fact that today’s megacities are evolving in the developing world without corresponding growth in the economy, infrastructure and other human development indices. As urban population continues to grow in these cities of the Global South, governing institutions are usually unable to keep pace with their social r...

Water, Sanitation and the Modern City: Colonial and Post-colonial Experiences in Lagos and Mumbai

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY •The technological and political arrangements for the provision of water and sanitation that emerged out of the chaos of the nineteenth-century industrial city can be characterized as the “bacteriological city”. This ideal type, which reflected the design principles of leading engineers, involved the development of centralized, universal and public water supply and sanitation systems in preference to chaotic, expensive and unaccountable private sector provision.  •...

Rural Depopulation: The Planning Implications For The Development Of Urban Lagos

ABSTRACT   This paper investigates the challenges posed by cities in developing countries, particularly Lagos urban area otherwise called Lagos megacity against the backdrop of rural and even urban exodus from different parts of the country into it. Using mainly secondary data, the paper x-rayed the genesis of rural –urban migration and rural depopulation and implications to planning and managing a typical large urban city in developing countries such as Lagos megacity.  The impacts of th...

The Effects of Land Use Act on Sustainable Housing Provision in Nigeria: The Lagos State Experience

ABSTRACT We have watched over the decades the problems encountered in acquisition of land and subsequently in obtaining the approval of certificate of occupancy and housing delivery in Nigeria. In the commencement of the Land Use Act 1978, it was stated that “whereas it is in the public interest that the rights of all Nigerians to the land of Nigeria be asserted and preserved by law”. Our concern is not really another criticism against the Act but an in-depth evaluation of how it has achi...

Cost Control Techniques Used On Building Construction Sites in Uganda

ABSTRACT Many projects in Uganda and the world over have suffered from cost and time overruns due to factors stemming from poor cost control during the design and project implementation stages. Research aimed at studying the cost control techniques being used in Uganda was done on a selection of 130 contractors involved in the construction of buildings in Nakawa division, Kampala City. It specifically studied the cost control techniques currently being used by individual developers; the probl...

Assessment Of Construction Management Techniques In Nigeria Construction Industry

ABSTRACT  Construction Management is the art of directing and coordinating human and material resources throughout the life of a construction project by using modern construction management techniques to achieve predetermined objectives of scope, cost, time, and quality and participation satisfaction. Project management in construction encompasses a set of objectives which may be accomplished by implementing a series of operations subject to resource constraints. There are potential conflict...

Management Of Cost Overrun In Selected Building Construction Project In Ilorin

INTRODUCTION The construction industry is a very  important sector of the  Nigerian  economy.   It contributes significantly to its Gross National Product. The rapid growth in Nigeria's economy and population, particularly during the oil-boom years, required additional physical infrastructures to accommodate additional inputs to various components of the TCSS national product. Thus, the construction industry has a weighted influence on all sectors of the Nigerian economy. Onabule (1991) ...

A Comparatuve Analysis of Rental Variation in Residential and Commercial Properties in Nigeria

Location of economic properties has been a difficult concept to understand.  Although the primary objective of commercial properties is the derivation of financial gains, while that of residential properties is for habitation, shelter and comfort, the demand for land is a reflection of the profitability or utility derivable from its use. The greater the benefit to be obtained from a particular use, the higher the rent that the user will be willing to pay for it. There appear to be wide rang...

The Effects of Slum on Rental Property Values in Obiagu

The aim of the study is to examine the effects of slum on rental property values in Obiagu. To achieve this aim, the following objectives were raised, they are: a. To identify the causes and effects of slum on rental property values in the study area.  b. To establish the negative and positive effects of slum on rental property values in the study area.  c. To establish whether slum environment makes investment in real estate and property market transactions, a viable venture.  BACKGROU...

A Design Proposal for a Modern Staff Secondary School Case Study Caritas University

Throughout history, education has always been man’s most important activity. Infect, man cannot carry on government, family life, religion or earn a living without some form of education. School then is a shelter and a stage that brings people together on daily business, generating intellectual abilities in life and growing up. Education can be the transmission of values and accumulated knowledge of a society or the process by which an individual gains skills. Social scientists term it soc...

Fire Service Station 9th Mile Corner Enugu

This thesis report is properly documented to facilitate the presentation of the proposed fire service station. The existence of fire service station in Nigeria and its system of operation which enhances the design of proposed station. Although there are some various problems which are to be tackled like circulation, zoning and other services. Nevertheless there are several goals that are achieve through the study and design of fire station by providing good circulation system, adequate servic...


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