Peri-urban Expansion in Ikorodu, Lagos: Extent, Causes, Effects, and Policy Response

Peri-urban Expansion in Ikorodu, Lagos: Extent, Causes, Effects, and Policy Response This paper examines the extent, causes, socio-economic and environmental effects, and policy response to expansion in Ikorodu, the most urbanised peri-urban settlement in Lagos State, Nigeria. Primary data was collected through the administration of 384 questionnaires to household heads in purposively selected 18 settlements in the study area. Secondary data was sourced by conversion of analogue spatial images, the land use maps, and satellite images of the study area to digital format. Quantitative data was analysed using descriptive statistics while qualitative data was analysed using time series and satellite image analysis. Findings show a spatial expansion due mainly to housing development and socio-economic activities. The existing expansion in the study area is accompanied with socio-economic, socio-cultural, and environmental challenges. It is recommended that the state government should create a balance between the pace of development and infrastructural provision in the peri-urban settlement to limit expansion-related challenges in the study area. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Urban Forum Springer Journals

Peri-urban Expansion in Ikorodu, Lagos: Extent, Causes, Effects, and Policy Response

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Social Sciences; Human Geography; Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning; Population Economics; Political Science; Sociology, general
ISSN
1015-3802
eISSN
1874-6330
D.O.I.
10.1007/s12132-018-9336-5
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Abstract

This paper examines the extent, causes, socio-economic and environmental effects, and policy response to expansion in Ikorodu, the most urbanised peri-urban settlement in Lagos State, Nigeria. Primary data was collected through the administration of 384 questionnaires to household heads in purposively selected 18 settlements in the study area. Secondary data was sourced by conversion of analogue spatial images, the land use maps, and satellite images of the study area to digital format. Quantitative data was analysed using descriptive statistics while qualitative data was analysed using time series and satellite image analysis. Findings show a spatial expansion due mainly to housing development and socio-economic activities. The existing expansion in the study area is accompanied with socio-economic, socio-cultural, and environmental challenges. It is recommended that the state government should create a balance between the pace of development and infrastructural provision in the peri-urban settlement to limit expansion-related challenges in the study area.

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Urban ForumSpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2018

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