A STUDY ON HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OF MONIYA COMMUNITY IN IBADAN, NIGERIA

Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of urban lounge on housing and environmental quality of Moniya community in Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria with a view to determine urban planning efforts at addressing the phenomenon. Using Systematic Random sampling technique, data were collected with the aid of structured questionnaires, observation and photo-snaps. Interviews were held to complement data from questionnaire survey while descriptive statistic methods were employed to resolve the objectives set for the study. Findings reveal the socio-economic characteristics of residents and its effects on physical environment of the area. It shows the level of congestion, poor state of roads and buildings, the inefficiency of infrastructure and public services and loss of available ones due to poor maintenance culture of residents. The paper recommends effective and timely regional planning through economic development and spatial integration as a way to decongest and achieve long-term environmental sustainability in the area. It advocates, essentially, for extensive urban renewal program through the provision of urban basic services in the area, which should be supported with improved sanitation strategies for sustainable management of the area.

Keywords: Environmental sustainability, Housing Quality, Infrastructure, Moniya., Urban Sprawl

Unique Article ID: IJPHG-121

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