Accompanying rapid urbanisation in Nigerian cities is the emergence of spontaneous physical transformation outside the cities’ border. The emerging settlements at the periphery are confronted with development-driven urban challenges. This study assesses the socio-economic sustainability of Ikorodu, a typical peri-urban settlement in Lagos.  Adopted research method in this study is a combination of case study based examination and application of International Urban Sustainability Indicators List framework (IUSIL). Economic sustainability was measured by assessing the impact of local regulatory laws on the growth of local economies and social sustainability was measured by examining housing satisfaction, the quality of life and housing social integration. Data were collected through primary and secondary sources including observation, structured questionnaires, interview and satellite images.  Two stage clusters sampling was used to select 384 household heads representing the sample size. Descriptive analysis was used for quantitative data while satellite image analysis was used for qualitative data. Findings show a trade off in area of local economic development, non-inclusive housing and socially impaired urban development. Findings may be useful templates for policy makers and all stakeholders in creating a balance in the arms of development goals by public participation. Improvement in housing satisfaction can be achieved by increased access of the urban low income group to credit facility for housing. In addition, investment in public housing would foster improved social integration, reduce tenure insecurity, and create affordability in housing.


Key Words: Housing, Indicators, Integration, Peri-urban, Sustainability, Urban quality


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