Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 390

Table of Content: July 2011; 4(7)

July 2011

Changes in population settlement pattern in urban system of Tehran province (1966 to 2006)

  Rapid suburbanization in urban system of Tehran province has been driven by the government’s policies in past decades, transport system development and land price differences between metropolises and Periphery area. Cities in Periphery area grew rapidly during 1966 to 1986 as families moved there in anticipation of jobs. The non-appearance of jobs resulted in poor social services, gridlocked freeways...

Author(s):   Abolfazl Meshkini and Hojatollah Rahimi    

July 2011

Socio-cultural and economic determinants of fertility differentials in rural and urban Cross Rivers State, Nigeria

  This study examines the socio-cultural and economic determinants of fertility differentials in rural and urban Cross River State, Nigeria with specific focus on Calabar and Bendi communities. Survey design was adopted and a sample of eight hundred and eighty respondents was drawn with the use of purposive, quota and systematic sampling techniques. The study elicited data via structure questionnaire and focus...

Author(s):   Ushie M. A., Agba A. M. Ogaboh, Olumodeji E. O.  and Attah F.  

July 2011

Municipal water supply planning in Oyo metropolis, Oyo State, South Western Nigeria

  The study attempted a municipal water supply planning in Oyo metropolis using a land based approach to prepare a long range forecast of water supply demand for Oyo metropolis with the aim of providing effective planning, development and operation of water supply and distribution networks which is one of the most essential compounds of urban infrastructure. The problem of water sector in Oyo metropolis was...

Author(s):   Ufoegbune G. C., Oparinde O. C. and Eruola A. O.  

July 2011

Modeling and measuring the economic success of farming families using remote sensing and GIS: An example from mountains of Nepal

  This paper presents the potential of integrating socioeconomic data into GIS that helps to explain spatial differentiation of resources availability, utility potential, market orientation and socioeconomic condition in an area. Socioeconomic data were gathered through the family survey and linked them to GIS by using house position, and continuous thematic raster layers were produced by interpolation....

Author(s):   Krishna Bahadur K. C.  

July 2011

A population based study on unintended pregnancy among married women in a district in Southern Ethiopia

  This study aims at examining the prevalence and risk factors for unintended pregnancies among selected married women in Damote Gale Woreda (a district in Southern Ethiopia). A multistage sampling technique was used to select women respondents in the reproductive age group of 15 to 49 years. Quantitative and qualitative data were obtained using structured questionnaires, focus group discussion and key...

Author(s):   Nigatu Regassa Geda and Tadele Kebede Lako  

July 2011

Regional analysis of locations of public educational facilities in Nigeria: The Akure region experience

  One of the components of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is achieving universal basic education for all boys and girls by the year 2015. The realization of this goal will remain a dream as long as there is imbalance in the distribution of educational facilities. It is in this context that this paper attempts to examine the distribution of public educational facilities in Akure region, Nigeria with a...

Author(s):   OLAMIJU Isaac Oluwadare and OLUJIMI Julius  

July 2011

Analysis of the travels of public transport passengers (road) in Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria

  This paper investigated the travels of public transport passengers’ (road) from Ayangburen Taxi Park, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria with a view toward identifying its challenges and contributions to travel demand. The sources of data used were the structured questionnaire and past literature. The primary data types used were on routes, schedules, travel cost, number of vehicles, number of vehicles’...

Author(s):   O. O. Agunloye