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  1. Library Resource
    Importer-Journal-Contemporary-Urban-Affairs
    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Enero, 2019
    Nigeria

    This research reviewed Nigerias environmental laws within the context of Agenda 21 at the three levels of water forest degradation and solid waste management with the intent of evaluating the importance of Agenda 21 on environmental sustainability in the country Furthermore the study examined Nigerias environmental laws to determine its effectiveness In this way the study provided information on the effectiveness and extent of United Nations interventions on environmental issues in Nigeria thereby revealing the gap between such interventions and actual environmental challenges of the countr

  2. Library Resource
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    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Enero, 2023
    Etiopía

    This study examines the dynamics of fringe land invasion in Birbir Town southern Ethiopia by adopting a descriptive survey design with both qualitative and quantitative data analyses Primary data were acquired through a household survey key informant interviews focus group discussions and observations This study also benefited from relevant secondary sources Using a simple random sampling technique 156 household heads were selected from Birbir and two adjacent rural areas The study revealed that informal settlement expansion in the form of fringe land invasion occurs in Birbir Town predomin

  3. Library Resource
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    Enero, 2023
    Nigeria

    The pervasiveness of territorial marks in postconflict neighbourhoods elicited this study Relying on residents perceptions the study explored the dynamics underpinning residents use of territorial marks Primary data was collected by administering questionnaires to residents of various neighbourhoods within the study area Physical observations were conducted to identify all residential neighbourhoods and categorised into three homogenous zones From each homogenous zone 30 neighbourhoods were purposively selected In total 2055 buildings were identified within these selected neighbourhoods The

  4. Library Resource
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    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Enero, 2018
    Nigeria

    The significance of neighbourhood in hosting a group of dwellings units and possessing adequate communal facilities could not be overemphasized in the study of people and place relationships There are two main objectives of this study i to study the neighbourhoods associated challenges through the size growth and land use distribution and ii to investigate the perceived inhabitants activities pattern within the neighbourhood The objectives are explored through a morphological and GISbased land use analysis of a rural neighbourhood in Southwest Nigeria The town is studied in three transforma

  5. Library Resource
    Importer-Journal-Contemporary-Urban-Affairs
    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Enero, 2020
    Kenya

    Rapid urbanization has led to the influx of people into urban areas as people seek better life opportunities This migration has however largely not been planned resulting in population explosions in the cities Relying on existing research on the topic and government reports this study finds that many middle and lowincome families in Kenya have ended up living in informal settlements in urban areas due to housing unaffordability The study further determines that the problem of housing is more pronounced in developing countries Studies related to this issue establish that the housing crisis c

  6. Library Resource
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    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Enero, 2018
    Nigeria

    Contemporary architecture has its roots from the vernacular Every cultural group in the world has its own form of vernacular though the approach may vary from place to place and from people to people Vernacular architecture has many values which are relevant to contemporary architecture today This paper looks at vernacular architecture in Nigeria as practised by two ethnic groups who have varying climatic religious and sociocultural practices The approaches to architecture by these two groups ie the Hausas and Igbos are looked at with the intention of finding positive values in the vernacul

  7. Library Resource
    Importer-Journal-Contemporary-Urban-Affairs
    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Enero, 2019
    Nigeria

    This research pursued the objectives of assessing the awareness perception and levels of adherence of road users to traffic rules and regulations The study was carried out in Minna and the major signalized roads were the target of the research The research applied the survey research methodology which involves carrying volumetric count of vehicles running the red lights on the signalized routes The research therefore found out that majority of the violators of the traffic signals were the motorcycle riders closely followed by the tricycle operators the commercial vehicle owners also form a

  8. Library Resource
    Importer-Journal-Contemporary-Urban-Affairs
    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Enero, 2018
    Nigeria

    One of the negative effects of the high rate and pace of urbanisation in developing countries is the decay of urban centres While this decay has eaten deep into the fabric of these settlements turning them into urban slums and ghettoes with poor infrastructure the effects of the decay are multifarious Despite the fact that the economy is the lifewire of urban centres its untold downturn consequent upon urban decay is unimaginable because of the relationship that exists between environmental quality and economic growth This calls for a proactive approach called urban renewal towards the crea

  9. Library Resource
    Importer-Journal-Contemporary-Urban-Affairs
    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Enero, 2023
    Nigeria

    Recently urban regions are experiencing prolonged heat exposure due to climate change and increased population expansion Physiological psychological and behavioural measures improve residents thermal comfort to solve the overheating issues generated by the scenario However adaptive strategies have not been clearly categorized based on the building construction process This paper systematically reviews 101 documents published from 2013 to 2023 across 22 countries with a focus on Nigeria Using descriptive statistics and content analysis we identify and categorize 52 adaptive strategies into f

  10. Library Resource
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    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Enero, 2020
    Kenya

    This study investigates the extent to which planning standards that regulate the setbacks around domestic buildings are complied with by developers in Kenya a case study of Kisii Town Using proportional random sampling targeting seven neighbourhoods a sample of 364 was drawn from the target population of 7430 developments While checklists were used to collect data on the extent of compliance with the planning standards data were analyzed using means mode standard deviation and a onesample ttest Results established that most developments disregarded the planning standards on setbacks Hypothe

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