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Vertical Architecture Construction: Prospects and Barriers in solving Lagos’ Housing Deficit

Afolabi, A.O. and Akinbo, T. F. and Akinola, Adedotun (2019) Vertical Architecture Construction: Prospects and Barriers in solving Lagos’ Housing Deficit. In: International Conference on Engineering for Sustainable World, 2019, Online.

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The population of Lagos State is projected to double by 2050 to 32.6 million people. This is estimated to be the 6th largest city in the world. However, the land mass area of the state remains relatively constant at 3,577 Km2. There is need to identify sustainable housing solutions to reduce the level of homelessness within the megacity. Therefore, this study was aimed at examining the prospects and barriers in the use of vertical architecture construction in solving Lagos city’s housing deficit. The study utilized content analysis of literature on the subject matter which were obtained from major online databases. The study identified the prospects in the use of vertical architecture construction such as reducing housing deficit, adequate land management, engender sustainable practices, improved innovation and proper planning within the state. Nevertheless, some barriers are encountered in the actualization of a comprehensive vertical architecture in Lagos megacity. The barriers include cultural bias to high rise, lack of technology, epileptic power supply, poor maintenance culture, poor fire service delivery, inadequate policies and investment funding. In conclusion, preparedness towards a sustainable housing solution of vertical architecture construction requires a public-private partnership approach in public housing delivery.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction Industry, Housing Deficit, Lagos State, Sustainable Development, Vertical Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 09:29
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 09:29

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