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HOME-BASED ENTERPRISES: IMPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING AND URBAN PLANNING IN NIGERIA

Adeokun , C. O. and Ibem, Eziyi O. (2016) HOME-BASED ENTERPRISES: IMPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING AND URBAN PLANNING IN NIGERIA. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 33 (1). pp. 71-89. ISSN 0738-0895

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Abstract

There is increasing recognition of the role home-based enterprises (HBEs) play in the socioeconomic development of cities in developing countries. However, there appears to be a limited understanding of how housing designers and urban planners can provide support for HBEs in developing countries to help ensure their survival. Data derived from two separate surveys of 160 and 517 households in the urban areas of the states of Osun and Ogun, Nigeria, were used to examine the prevalence of HBEs and how housing providers and urban planners can respond to urban residents’ need for HBEs. The findings show that, despite the differences in educational and cultural capital that generally result in distinct differences in domestic practices, the use of domestic dwellings for small-scale commercial activities remains a prevailing component of housing in the study area. The HBEs in this study were predominantly small-scale retail businesses found in dwellings occupied by mostly low- and average-income households. The study explored the implications of HBEs for housing and urban planning and concluded that an integrated approach involving the use of design and planning strategies by housing designers and urban planners is needed to integrate HBEs with domestic spaces while mitigating their potential negative effects on the environment, economy, and society

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Home-based Enterprises, Urban Planning; Housing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Dr. Eziyi O. Ibem
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2016 10:56
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2016 10:56
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7036

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