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: March 2011; 4(3)

March 2011

Environmental implications of oil exploration and exploitation in the coastal region of Ondo State, Nigeria: A regional planning appraisal

  Oil exploration and exploitation in Nigeria have evolved through a long history.  However, they have left trail of woes in their path with so much damage to the ecosystem and problems to human life in the exploration region.  In the light of this, the paper appraises the implications of oil exploration and exploitation in the coastal region of Ondo State.  Data used in the paper were obtained...

Author(s):   Olujimi Julius Ajilowo Bayode, Emmanuel Adebayo Adewunmi and SogbonOdunwole  

March 2011

The logarithmic relationship between collective efficiency and technology development in wood enterprises in Kenya

  Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs) contribute to economic dynamism, entrepreneurship and have potentials to contribute to sustainable industrial development in less developed countries (LDCs). They are however handicapped since they lack the capacity to develop infrastructure and acquire technologies that give them a competitive advantage in the global market. This paper explores collective efficiency as...

Author(s):   Nganga, S. I., Onyango, G. M. and Kerre, B. W.  

March 2011

Evaluating rework cost- A study of selected building projects in Niger State, Nigeria

  Rework represents a new terminology in construction dictionary and it becomes essential when an element of building works fails to meet customer’s requirement or when the completed work does not conform to the contract documentation. Reworks contribute to time and cost overruns in project. Thus, to enhance efficient project delivery processes the research work evaluated rework cost on elemental basis in...

Author(s):   L. O.  Oyewobi, O. T. Ibironke, B. O. Ganiyu and A. W. Ola-Awo  

March 2011

Detection and geographical distribution of clearing areas in the savannas (‘lavrado’) of Roraima using Google Earth web tool

  The objective of this study was to detect clearing areas (anthropogenic disturbance) and evaluate the geographical distribution of different land uses in the savannas (lavrado) of Roraima, Brazilian Amazonia. Data were obtained from visual interpretation of very high (Ikonos and QuickBird - 2001 to 2007) to high (Landsat TruEarth® - Mosaic 1999 to 2002) resolution images offered by Google...

Author(s):   Reinaldo Imbrozio Barbosa and Ciro Campos  

March 2011

Study on spatial distribution and integration of Rwandan Cities

  The primary purpose of this research work was to investigate and analyze the spatial distribution and the integration of Rwandan Cities. The results revealed that the economy of Rwandan Cities is subordinated to Kigali City in which the intensity of economic is very little higher than others. The analysis of their spatial distribution using the distribution of neighbor proximity analysis...

Author(s):   Mupenzi Jean de la Paix,, Li Lanhai, Bao Anming, Jiwen Ge, Gabriel Habiyaremye, Nzayisenga Theoneste, Kamanzi Emmanuel and Iyakaremye Jean Paul  

March 2011

Importance of non-timber forest products in native household economy

  Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) have an important role in the household economy of forest fringe dwellers living in the dry-deciduous forests of Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapur districts of West Bengal, India. Due to the lack of agricultural land and industrial activities, forest fringe people collect forest products in regular basis for their livelihoods. They also make some value-added products to...

Author(s):   Somnath Ghosal