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Evaluation of Sustainable Urban Renewal Strategies in an evolving Residential District of Lagos Island, Nigeria

Jegede, Foluke and Adewale, B. A. and Olaniyan, Damilare (2019) Evaluation of Sustainable Urban Renewal Strategies in an evolving Residential District of Lagos Island, Nigeria. In: International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Environment.

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Population growth and Urbanization are part of the attributes of a developing city. These attributes impact on the environment and the living condition of its inhabitants. The need to have a mechanism for sustainable development of cities is of necessity. One of such mechanism is the creation of a smart city. This development plan is an agenda for cities such as Lagos State, Nigeria. A study was done on some selected existing buildings found in the residential district areas of Lagos Island with the aim to identifying the housing and planning characteristics found in these residential areas to aid smart city implementation. The history of the buildings and factors that have influenced the change in housing types was studied; how these can influence and affect any agenda of smart city implementation or reform was explored. Survey methodology was used in carrying out the research with the use of questionnaire administered to residents; observation and photographic materials were also used as research instrument. Statistical methods using frequency and percentages were used to analyze the data collected. The result showed that a large percentage of the buildings investigated, had not been renovated in the last ten (10) years and are mixed used buildings. It was observed that the present state of housing in Lagos Island has been greatly influenced by increasing commercial activities in the area. Also, the result showed that the purpose and types of housing found in this area had evolved over time, a once resting place for a man and his family is now a place of several functions. Sustainable urban renewal and planning were suggested to enable the implementation of a smart city.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 09:13
Last Modified: 28 May 2021 09:13

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