Urban Development in Nigeria: Planning, Housing and Land Policy

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  • ISBN-13: 9781856284561
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Pages: 245
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 5
Pt. 1 The Contextual Overview 11
Ch. 2 The Policy Context 13
Ch. 3 The Historical Context 25
Pt. 2 Urban Planning 45
Ch. 4 Urban Planning and Development 47
Ch. 5 Physical Planning Framework: An Overview 57
Ch. 6 Economic Planning and Physical Planning: An Integrated Approach 63
Ch. 7 The Transport System and Socio-Economic Development 72
Ch. 8 Regional Planning and Rural Development 83
Ch. 9 Training Town Planners in a Depressed Economy 95
Pt. 3 Housing 101
Ch. 10 Urbanization Trends and Housing 103
Ch. 11 Public Housing Policies and Programs: An Analysis 117
Ch. 12 The Urban Poor's Perception of Housing Conditions 130
Ch. 13 Manpower Problems in the Building Industry 145
Ch. 14 Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Public Housing 154
Ch. 15 Housing Facilities and Urban Environmental Quality 166
Ch. 16 The Tropical Environment and Housing Comfort 175
Pt. 4 Land Policy 187
Ch. 17 The Evolution of a Land Policy 189
Ch. 18 Land as a Constraint on Urban Housing Development 196
Ch. 19 New Towns: The Concept and Relevance 204
Ch. 20 The Building of a New Capital City: The Abuja Experience 215
Contributors 229
Bibliography 230
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