Tag Archives: Residential

Impact of Residential Land Use Change on Intra Urban Road Network of Akure, Nigeria (Published)

Citation: Gbenga Enisan and Lukman Agbaje (2022) Impact of Residential Land Use Change on Intra Urban Road Network of Akure, Nigeria, British Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol.10, No.3, pp., 1-15,

Abstract: The utilization of different land uses in different locations generates the demand for transport, where system and supply of transport enable the distribution of different land uses in different locations. Therefore, one can simply argue that urban and spatial planners, transport planners, highway engineers, public transport and logistics operators, retailers and developers should all come together to create new strategies and policies on the logic of land use management, transport geography, accessibility, and implied division of labors.  This study investigated the impact of residential land use change on intra urban road network of Akure, a medium size city with moderate population in southwestern Nigeria. Four major intra urban roads in the city center were considered in this research and a total of 150 houses and residents within 200m distance from the roads which amounted to 5% of the buildings within the study area were sampled. Information, relating to road network, condition of road, level of land use conversion among others, was gotten with Geographic Information System (GIS), questionnaire, personal observation and interview. It was found out that, most residential land use along intra urban roads in the city center had been converted to commercial land use either totally or partially. The study affirmed that, residential land use change has both physical and socio economic impacts on road network development and the environment. It was therefore recommended that, proper land use planning, establishment of a commercial center to cater for the city’s commercial needs and the preparation and implementation of a transportation master plan will reduce the problems observed. This will ensure adequate intra urban road management as well as sustainable urban development in Nigeria.

Keywords: Residential, intra urban mobility, land use change, road network

Determinants of increased/rapid residential real estate development in Anambra State. (Published)

Anambra State real estate sector is fast becoming and emerging market particularly as it concerns the residential real estate development, this is a trend investors are expected to watch out for. The real estate sectors have been contributing immensely to the transformation of the built environment and there are noticeable increased in real estate activities in the study area and there are major determinants of same hence this study. It identifies the determinants, their relative importance and as well the extent these determinants impacts on residential real estate development. The findings indicated that that location advantage is a major determinant and as well very important, as well as have greater impact. It was discovered that the sector is private sector controlled and an emerging one. Also, the findings showed that the identified determinants have significant impact on increased or rapid response of residential real estate development in Anambra State and that the presence of support infrastructure or its availability is significant on increased or rapid residential real estate development in Anambra State.

Keywords: Determinants, Development, Residential, estate, real

The Contributions of Urban Infrastructure to Residential Real Estate Investment Value in Awka, Anambra State (Published)

The study analyzed the contributions of urban infrastructure to residential real estate investment value in Awka. The problem was deficit of information on the impact of urban infrastructure to residential property investment value which affects the planner, investor or real estate developer in taking decisions. The study area Awka was divided into four (4) residential zones namely the core, transitional zone, peripheral zone and public housing estates. Six (6) infrastructures were identified as peculiar to residential properties in Awka. They include: electricity, water, drainage channel, refuse disposal facility, access road and security facility. Tenants of residential properties and estate surveyors practicing in Awka made up the population of the study. Sampling technique adopted was stratified random sampling while the instrument for data collection was questionnaire.  A total number of two hundred and fifty-six (256) questionnaires were used for the analysis. The study employed multiple regression model to determine the influence of infrastructure on rental values of residential properties in Awka while correlation co-efficient was used to determine the relationship between available infrastructures and rental values. It was found that annual rent increases when there is an increase in electricity supply, water supply and improvement on access roads. The study recommended that government should create an enabling environment for private sector participation in the development, management and improvement of infrastructure through policy formulation and establishment of a coordinating agency that will be involved in planning, development and maintenance of urban infrastructure in order to reduce existing deficiencies that affect residential real estate investment

Keywords: Residential, Urban infrastructure, Value, real estate investment

A Dynamic E-Land Pricing Mechanism for Managing Residential Densities in a Medium Sized City in South West, Nigeria (Published)

This paper assesses dynamics of e-Land pricing mechanism for managing residential densities in a medium sized city in South West, Nigeria. Objectives of the research include assessment of e-land pricing interface, land price prediction and e-land pricing reform among others. Total number of buildings in the selected residential estates was counted using GIS and IKONOS Imagery, in Oke Ogba, Obele and Alagbaka with 2,723, 2,117 and 264 buildings respectively all amounting to 10% of the building count in the study area. Regression analysis was used to present, interpret and discuss research findings. The findings showed the main factors responsible for land pricing. The paper developed an electronic pricing interface for pricing policy formulation and implementation. Duly tested, the model was recommended for adaption by Ondo State Government in a joint effort with the land buyers, sellers, families and government to enhance the management of residential densities in the study area.

Keywords: Dynamics, Residential, e-land pricing, factors and policy

Residential Differences in Suicide Ideation through Physiological Effects of Electric Current among Secondary School Students in South East Nigeria (Published)

The study was designed to determine residential differences in suicide ideation through physiological effects of electric current among secondary school students in South east Nigeria. The cross-sectional survey research design was used to study 520 secondary students in the area under survey. A self-constructed suicide ideation inventory (SII) was used for the study. The SII consisted of 35 items which was grouped into six ideation areas. Face validity of the instrument was determined by five experts in psychology and health education. The reliability of the inventory yielded a Cronbach Alpha internal consistency coefficient of 0.89. This index was considered high enough based on Ogbazi and Okpala’s (1994) criteria of 0.60 acceptable for good instruments. Out of 520 copies of the questionnaire administered, 513 representing about 98.7% return rate, were used for analysis. Mean, standard deviation and t-test were used to analyze the data. While mean was used to describe the data; standard deviation was used to determine how the responses of the respondents vary and t-test statistic was used to analyze data in order to ascertain the differences in suicide ideation between the two categories of students. A mean of 2.50 and above was regarded as potentially dangerous suicide ideation and a mean below 2.50 was regarded potentially not dangerous. The results showed that students living in the rural area have a lower suicide ideation score than the students living in the rural area. However, no significant difference was found in the suicide ideation scores between students living in urban and rural areas. Health education intervention is required to further reduce the suicide ideation of both categories of students.

Keywords: Current, Electric, Ideation, Residential, South East Nigeria, Students, Suicide