URBAN EXPANSION AND LAND USE CHANGES IN AKURE, NIGERIA USING GEOSPATIAL TECHNIQUE

Abstract Akure became the administrative headquarters of Ondo State, Nigeria in 1976 and since then, it has witnessed rapid developmental changes in terms of physical landscape, city growth and urban sprawl. These agents of Land Use and Land Cover Changes (LULCC) are capable of creating environmental problems such as transportation, land degradation, pollution among others. […]

ASSESSMENT OF WOMEN RESIDENTS HOUSING SATISFACTION IN MILLENNIUM AND DOLPHIN ESTATES, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study examined the housing satisfaction amongst women in Lagos State, the most populated urban centre in Nigeria where housing problem is prominent. Residents of two (2) housing estates (Millennium and Dolphin estates) constructed by the Lagos State Government between 1980s and 1990s but later sold out to private individuals were sampled using structured […]

USING THE PARETO PRINCIPLE TO CONTROL BUILDING COST IN NIGERIA

Abstract The reduction of slum dwellers through enhanced provision of adequate, safe and affordable housing is one of the critical targets of the sustainable development agenda of the United Nations. By implication, the construction cost of residential buildings needs to be reduced to make them more affordable. Reduction in the cost of cost-significant building elements […]

SOCIAL SUPPORT IN THE AFTERMATH OF FLOODING: A STUDY AMONG URBAN POOR DWELLERS IN ACCRA

Abstract Every community has varying perceptions on disaster and therefore develop different mitigation efforts to overcome it. Social support is considered to be an important factor influencing an individual’s reaction to stress. This study is purely a qualitative research that aims at assessing the availability of social support for urban poor dwellers in the aftermath […]

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF COMMERCIAL WOODFUEL HARVESTING IN JEMA’A LOCAL GOVERNMENT, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This paper assesses perception on the environmental implications of commercial woodfuel harvesting in Jema’a Local Government, Kaduna State, Nigeria, with a view to providing information for sustainable management of natural resources. Data for this study was obtained using questionnaire survey, Focus Group Discussion, in-depth interview and direct field observation. The result indicates that most […]

ASSESSMENT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE SURFACE WATER QUALITY OF AWASH RIVER, ETHIOPIA

Abstract The Awash River, (AR) is used for different purposes such as drinking, industrial supply, hydropower, and agriculture. These uses of the water have resulted in the rapid deterioration of water quality. The performance of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) situated with the river catchment area have been assessed together with the impact on the surface […]

ENERGY CONSUMPTION PATTERN OF HOUSEHOLDS IN THE RURAL SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the energy consumption pattern of rural households in southwestern Nigeria.A four-stage sampling technique was used to select respondents. Three states (Ogun, Osun and Ondo states) with highest concentration density of forest in southwestern Nigeria were purposively selected. Twenty five villages were randomly selected from Ogun (15), […]

COMMUNITY PERCEPTION ON SOLID WASTE AND ITS MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN BEDELE TOWN, OROMIA REGION, ETHIOPIA

Abstract The aim of this study was to assess community perception on solid waste management practice in Bedele Town, Oromia region, Ethiopia. Sampled households interview, field observation and key informants were used for data collection. Focus group discussion was also employed to cross check the data collected through interview. Food waste, plastic bags, plastic bottles, […]

CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND AGRO-PASTORALS’ ADAPTATION STRATEGIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN SOMALI REGION OF ETHIOPIA, THE CASE OF KEBRIBAYAH DISTRICT

Abstract The study examined climate variability; identified types of adjustments agro-pastoral households are making in their crop and livestock production practices in response to climate changes; and assessed factors influencing agro-pastoral households’ decision to practice adaptation mechanism. Thirty years of meteorological station data beginning from the year 1987 to 2016 and primary data collected from […]