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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

RESIDENTS’ PARTICIPATION IN FLOOD DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IN OSOGBO METROPOLIS, NIGERIA

Abstract Flooding disaster is one of the major challenges posing serious threats to the human society. This study assesses residents’ participation in flood risk reduction in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria, with a view to enhancing a better managed urban environment. The study utilized both field observations and questionnaire. A total of 270 pretested structured questionnaires […]

SPATIO-TEMPORAL ANALYSIS OF URBAN EXPANSION IN OFFA, KWARA STATE, NIGERIA (1990 – 2014)

Abstract The study assessed urban expansion that occurred in Offa within a period of twenty – four years (1990 – 2014). Three Multi temporal satellite imageries of LandSat TM 1990, LandSat ETM 1999 and LandSat ETM+ 2014; and administrative map of Offa were used as the primary dataset to process, classify (supervised classification), and analyze […]