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Slum Settlements Regeneration in Lagos Mega-city: an Overview of a Waterfront Makoko Community

Simon, R.F. and Adegoke, A.K. and Adewale , B. A. (2013) Slum Settlements Regeneration in Lagos Mega-city: an Overview of a Waterfront Makoko Community. International Journal of Education and Research, 1 (3).

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Urban degradation is caused principally by urbanization process, however, most of the environmental problems in Lagos suburbs result largely from its unplanned landuses, swampy nature of built areas and weak development control. Other critical problems that bother minds also include lack of open space, poor management of flood channels and substandard housing. This paper discuses the possible intervention strategies in the regeneration effort of Makoko - a submerged residential enclave located in Yaba local government area of Lagos. The research method which is both narrative and statistically descriptive in nature enables the author engage in a detailed literature study of the chronological development of Lagos with view to determining how the mega city came about the current level of degenerating infrastructural facilities. The study found that the principle of cooperative leadership by government at all levels is fundamental to making important difference in qualitative development controls of the study area. It however concluded that the duo role of the public and traditional power structure of the community leaders must be involved in the conception and implementation of Makoko’s environmental planning programmes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community, Slums, Regeneration, Urbanization
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2015 15:24
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 15:24

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