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Evaluation Of Factors Affecting Housing And Urban Development Projects In Lagos State

Afolabi, A.O. and Dada, Martin (2014) Evaluation Of Factors Affecting Housing And Urban Development Projects In Lagos State. In: Proceedings of the CIB W107 2014 International Conference,, 28th-30th January, 2014, Lagos, Nigeria.

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Abstract

In Nigeria, several housing schemes have evolved over the years; embarked upon by government and private corporations at various levels, in an attempt to provide shelter for its citizens, yet housing problems still persist. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the factors affecting housing and urban development projects in Lagos State. Data was obtained using 157 questionnaires addressed majorly to professionals working in the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development (MPPUD) Lagos State, Lagos State Physical Planning and Development Authority (LSPPDA) and Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC). The result of the analysis reveals that housing and urban development projects provides and improves the infrastructural facilities to meet the needs of the Lagos Mega City. The major factor affecting housing and urban development projects is growing urbanization within the state, which is affecting the housing sector, making it extremely deficient in meeting the infrastructural needs of the state. Increasing the housing output is necessary to prevent the creation of slums and slum dwellers. The government and private sector should intensify efforts towards sourcing building materials locally through encouragement and funding of research into those materials and its production thereby reducing the cost of housing and urban development projects and increasing the stock.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building materials, Housing, Infrastructure, Slum, Urban development, Urbanization
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2016 12:21
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 10:21
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6940

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