SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: AKWA IBOM STATE PERSPECTIVE

Abstract Many existing and developing urban centres including those in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria are undergoing rapid physical and economic growths, which contribute immensely to urban development. This urban development seems to benefit these centres, it can also, if not appropriately managed, create discrete challenges for them. This paper examined the urban development trends, characteristics […]

ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON COASTAL DWELLERS’ LIVELIHOODS IN OJO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE

Abstract Numerous studies have affirmed the adverse effects of climate change on different sectors of society, with manifolds of consequences for human wellbeing. The rapid population and infrastructural development along the Lagos Coastal area present many challenges. The study aims to identify the potential and real-life effects of climate change on the livelihood of coastal […]

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN IN ZVISHAVANE TOWN, ZIMBABWE

Abstract Management of solid waste is imperative towards public health especially when the globe has been struck by the deadly coronavirus pandemic. This paper examines the various categories of waste produced in the households in Zvishavane Municipality of Zimbabwe during the current Covid 19 epidemic. The study adopted the descriptive research design which allowed use […]

POLLUTION STATUS OF URBAN SECTION OF RIVER DELIMI JOS PLATEAU, NIGERIA

Abstract River pollution in the urban areas is a common problem in many parts of Nigeria. This study examines the physico-chemical and biological parameters of the river Delimi within the Jos urban area. The specific objectives were to identify the dominant activities that constitute factors of pollution, and assess the pollution levels at different activity […]

THE ROLE OF WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PRACTICE FOR LIVELIHOOD OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS: EVIDENCE FROM HIDABU ABOTE WOREDA OF NORTH SHOA ZONE IN OROMIA REGION, ETHIOPIA

Abstract Natural resources have been degrading owing to unwise agricultural activities leading to declining agricultural production and productivity that in turn deteriorating people livelihood in many developing countries including Ethiopia. Therefore, watershed management practices become the key approach to minimize loss of the natural resources, rehabilitate degrading environment and thereby improve livelihood of the community. […]

ASSESSMENT OF URBAN EXPANSION AND FLOOD VULNERABILITY IN LOKOJA TOWN, NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA

Abstract Floods are among the most devastating natural disasters in the world, claiming lives and causing property damage. In Nigeria, flood affects many urban centres with damages to life and properties. This paper investigates flood vulnerability in Lokoja town, Nigeria, by making use of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems to generate topographical information of […]

ANALYSIS OF THE SPATIAL PATTERN OF PUBLIC EDUCATION RESOURCES IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract Education is an important tool that governments often use to attain national development. Therefore, it behoves on governments to provide adequate resources and facilities needed in education sector. Hence, spatial pattern of these facilities and resources is important to socio-economic development of any society and should not be ignored. In view of this, this […]

ASSESSMENT OF MENSTRUAL HYGIENE AND WASTE DISPOSAL AMONG WOMEN IN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBOURHOODS OF GWAGWALADA, FEDERAL CAPITAL CITY ABUJA, NIGERIA

Abstract Menstrual hygiene and waste disposal is a critical issue currently all over the world.  In Nigeria, the management of sanitary waste disposal remains a non-issue. This paper examines menstrual hygiene and waste disposal among women in two residential neighborhoods in Gwagwalada, Federal Capital City Abuja.  Two wards were selected for the study including – […]

MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION ANALYSIS AND GIS MAPPING OF FLOOD VULNERABILITY IN THE CORE OF LAGOS STATE NIGERIA

Abstract Cities have recently experienced more frequent and intense flooding that poses far-reaching implications on humans in terms of its negative effect on the quality of urban life, urban efficiency, economy, infrastructure, and sustainability. Flood vulnerability mapping based on multiple factors that influence flooding is considered a widely used approach to understand and analyse the […]

ASSESSMENT OF ON-SITE WASTE GENERATION AMONG THE DRUG ABUSED SITE ARTISANS IN ADAMAWA AND TARABA STATES, NIGERIA

Abstract The effect of the use of illicit drug substance abuse by artisans on construction sites cannot be underestimated. Therefore, this study assessed the cost of on-site construction waste (CW) generated by artisans involved in alcohol, substance and drug abuse (AASA) across 6 building trades (carpentry, masonry, plumbing, tiling, iron bending, and electrical wiring installation) […]