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 […]

USING MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION ANALYSIS FOR ASSESSMENT OF FLOOD VULNERABILITY IN ABUJA, NIGERIA

Abstract This study seeks to use a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) approach coupled with GIS to assess the spatial extent of flood vulnerability in the FCT. Thematic layers were created using Arc GIS 10.1. The data sets were integrated and using the analytical hierarchical process (AHP) of the MCDA, all the parameters were ranked and […]

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH OF BIOMEDICAL WASTE TRANSPORTATION WORKERS IN CHANDRAPUR CITY, CENTRAL INDIA

Abstract The occupational health assessment of biomedical waste transportation workers was carried out in Chandrapur city, Central India. Hundred male workers were identified for the study who is engaged in this activity along with twelve individuals as a control population. Occupational health was assessed on the basis of specially designed interview schedule, microbial exposure along […]

IMPROPER MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN URBAN ZIMBABWE: A CASE OF MASVINGO CITY

Abstract This study was conducted with the objective of examining environmental risks associated with improper municipal solid waste disposal (MSWD) in Masvingo City. A sample of 406 residents and key informants was used. Residents were from high-density, medium-density and low-density suburbs while key informants were city council formal waste workers and Environmental Management Agency workers. […]

TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES IN THE PERI-URBAN AREAS OF ONA-ARA LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN IBADAN, OYO STATE

Abstract The developing countries of the world are challenged by provision of affordable, efficient transport infrastructures to facilitate the movement of peri-urban residents to the city centres. This situation is further compounded by the public constrained budget and level of poverty. It is against this that the study examined transportation challenges in the peri-urban areas […]

EFFECTS OF FLOOD ON RURAL HOUSEHOLD LIVELIHOOD ACTIVITIES IN KANO STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract Floods are natural events with negative economic and social consequences. This study assessed the effects of flood on rural household livelihood activities in Fagge Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State. The objectives were to describe the socio-economic characteristics, find out the livelihood activities, assess the causes and effects of flood and describe the […]

POVERTY AND WELFARE STATUS OF URBAN FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN KADUNA METROPOLIS KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study examined poverty and welfare status of urban farming households in Kaduna state. Multistage sampling procedure was used to collect data from 272 randomly selected urban households using structured questionnaire. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, Foster, Greer and Thorbecke poverty (FGT) index, Gini Coefficients and Tobit regression model. The results show […]

INCIDENCE ANDLANDUSE CHARACTERISTICS OF PETROL FILLING STATIONS IN OGBOMOSO TOWNSHIP, NIGERIA

Abstract The continual increase in the incidence of Petrol Filling Stations (PFSs) in Nigerian urban centers, and its intrusion of into residential and commercial hubs requires the intervention of landuse planning. It is against this background that this study investigates the incidence and landuse characteristics of PFSs in Ogbomoso Township. To achieve this, an inventory […]