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: 395

Table of Content: March 2009; 2(3)

March 2009

Urban agriculture and urban land use planning: Need for a synthesis in metropolitan Lagos, Nigeria

  The role of agriculture in an agrarian economy like Nigeria as a pathfinder to understanding the sustainability of the environment cannot be over emphasized, rapid, largely unchecked, urbanization is common in many urban centres such as the Lagos metropolis. Associated with these are the key problems of urban poverty and food security, urban land market, and issues related to sustainable urban...

Author(s): Adedeji, Oludare H. and Ademiluyi, I. A.

March 2009

Revitalizing urban public open spaces, through vegetative enclaves in Lokoja, Nigeria

  The rapid increase in population, in conjunction with increase in the rate of urbanization, had led to unplanned and uncontrolled expansion of Lokoja town, these have also resulted in the gradual loss of open spaces in the city, due to quest for built up area. Land uses were classified using I.L.WIS 3.2, from acquired land sat E.T.M images for 1987 and Niger sat images for 2007. It was found that the loss of...

Author(s): Michael Oloyede Alabi

March 2009

An assessment of malaria risk in Koton Karfe watershed catchment, Nigeria

  This study adopts ground survey and questionnaire administration to determine environmental and socio-economic factors contributing to malaria risk in Koton Karfe watershed catchment. A health facilty-based survey is carried out to assess tbe ratio of population to health facility. The study reveals that poverty is the overriding risk factor  determining the high malaria incidence rate which...

Author(s): Ifatimehin, O. O., Laah, J. G., and Toluhi, O. O.