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Article Number - 14E0B6265197


Vol.10(8), pp. 229-241 , August 2017
DOI: 10.5897/JGRP2017.0631
ISSN: 2070-1845



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Urban renewal strategies in developing nations: A focus on Makoko, Lagos State, Nigeria



Michael Ajide Oyinloye
  • Michael Ajide Oyinloye
  • Department of Urban of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Environmental Technology Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.
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Isaac Oluwadare Olamiju
  • Isaac Oluwadare Olamiju
  • Department of Urban of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Environmental Technology Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.
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Olusola Olalekan Popoola
  • Olusola Olalekan Popoola
  • Department of Urban of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Environmental Technology Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.
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 Received: 24 February 2017  Accepted: 24 May 2017  Published: 31 August 2017

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One of the greatest changes that have occurred in the last century in developing countries is the urban growths which have produced more slums in our cities. The study examines the physical conditions in Makoko, an urban slum in Lagos, Nigeria. Geographical information system (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) technologies were used, in a post classification, to model possible land use changes in the area overtime. It also uses questionnaires to elicit information on infrastructural and socio-economic characteristics to determine the factors responsible for the physical conditions of Makoko. Findings revealed that the rate of infrastructural provisions are lacking behind and suffer from overstress and dilapidation The residents lack good environmental sanitation as the lagoon emits a pungent smell. It is recommended that the area is entirely restructured so as to create a habitable abode for sustainable residential living.

Key words: Slum, urban growth, physical condition, environmental sanitation, GIS/RS and Makoko.

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APA Oyinloye, M. A., Olamiju, I. O. & Popoola, O. O. (2017). Urban renewal strategies in developing nations: A focus on Makoko, Lagos State, Nigeria. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, 10(8), 229-241.
Chicago Michael Ajide Oyinloye, Isaac Oluwadare Olamiju and Olusola Olalekan Popoola. "Urban renewal strategies in developing nations: A focus on Makoko, Lagos State, Nigeria." Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 10, no. 8 (2017): 229-241.
MLA Michael Ajide Oyinloye, Isaac Oluwadare Olamiju and Olusola Olalekan Popoola. "Urban renewal strategies in developing nations: A focus on Makoko, Lagos State, Nigeria." Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 10.8 (2017): 229-241.
   
DOI 10.5897/JGRP2017.0631
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JGRP/article-abstract/14E0B6265197

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