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Housing Transformation and Impact on Residents Life Quality – Case Study of Low-income Housing Estate, Ipaja, Lagos.

Alagbe, O. A. and Aduwo, B. E. (2013) Housing Transformation and Impact on Residents Life Quality – Case Study of Low-income Housing Estate, Ipaja, Lagos. 2013 IAHS (International Association for Housing Science) 39th World Congress on Housing Science, Milan, Italy , Politecnico di Milano, Italy. ISBN 9788864930138

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Housing transformation is a situation where households carryout far-reaching alterations, extension, modification or addition to the original forms, extent and patterns of their buildings including their immediate environment. This paper investigated the process of housing transformation and its impact on the quality of life of residents. A case study approach was employed and the Federal Low-Income Housing Estate, Ipaja in Lagos State was purposively selected for the study. The population of study was 1514 housing units spread across four different zones (A-D) of the estate. Sample size of 560 housing units alongside their household heads were randomly selected as units of study. Data was collected by means of structured questionnaires and analyzed using descriptive statistics and logistic regression model. 560 questionnaires were administered out of which 379 were validly returned. Result revealed that housing transformation in public housing is inevitable and carried out irrespective of the socio-economic status and lifestyles of residents. The study identified that spaces prone to transformation are those deemed as unsatisfactory and with dire effect on the quality of life of residents. The paper recommended that proper policy guidelines should be put in place to accommodate flexibility in design of public housing. In addition, adequate manpower should be provided to control and monitor transformational developments in public housing estates.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: housing, housing transformation, low-income housing, quality of life, Nigeria
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Dr O. A. Alagbe
Date Deposited: 06 May 2014 14:43
Last Modified: 06 May 2014 14:43

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