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Federal University Of Technology Akure,Nigeria Urban and Regional Planning
Solid wastes are solid or semisolid materials resulting from human and animal activities that are useless, unwanted, or hazardous. Poor consciousness of the inhabitants on the environment and inadequate information on hazards that can result from wastes has also contributed to disease breakouts and deterioration of the built environment. This paper seeks to assess the significance of the dangers posed by indiscriminate disposal of solid waste on the built environment by examining its impacts on the inhabitants of the building structures with particular reference to selected neighbourhoods in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. The study summarizes and interprets findings from empirical survey of some residential buildings randomly selected within the study area through the use of questionnaire, direct observations, housing demographic and facility survey to elicit relevant data relating to social, economic and environmental variables. Data obtained were collated and presented in the single factor descriptive analysis while health records were obtained from the few available health institutions. Findings show that health of individuals cannot be considered in isolation without considering the building and the environment in which they live. The paper recommends public enlightenment, environmental and health education, enforcement of environmental and waste disposal protection laws and re-introduction of old sanitary inspectors with corresponding policy statements.

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Analysis of urban expansion and land use changes in Akure, Nigeria, ..
Figure 4a:Land cover Classification of Akure as at 1986. b: % Land cover Classification of Akure for year 1986.
Source: Landsat 4 Thematic Mapper (TM) Imagery (1986).


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Improving Urban Land Use Planning and Management in Nigeria: The Case of Akure.
Residents‘ participation has become a topical issue in housing development research. Thus, residents‘ willingness to participate in the provision and maintenance of infrastructure in their neighbourhoods especially in developing countries like Nigeria is essential because it creates an avenue for accountability and also enables them to develop a strong sense of attachment of community with their neighbourhood. This study examines the level of residents‘ participation in the provision and maintenance of infrastructure in two selected estates; Alagbaka and Ijapo housing estates in Akure, Nigeria. Primary data were collected through the use of structured questionnaires and direct observations of infrastructure within the residential neighbourhoods. The data were analysed using descriptive statistical tools and categorical regression was used to predict participation in the study area. The paper identifies education, income, tenure status, length of residence and household size as predictors of participation in infrastructure in the study area. The paper concludes by providing implications to improving neighbourhood revitalization through residents‘ participation in infrastructure provision and maintenance.

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Akure, with a population of approximately 588,000 people is the capital of Ondo State, Nigeria and became a Millennium City in 2006. Some of the Akure's major assets include the presence of several federal universities, immense mineral potential, rocks and beautiful landscapes, cocoa farms, and a deep-sea container port nearby.

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Most of the states in the East has refused to develop, living on in the past glory. The Governors from the Igboland are the greediest and most stupid of all the politicians in Nigeria, leaving entire region and entire tribe in the hands of underdevelopment. Shame to greedy politician who prefer to make billions in place of meaningful development.


Land is germane to vitually all developmental activities of man. The manner in which it is utilized goes a long way to determine the shape and form of cities. land is used for several purposes ranging from recreational, commercial, residential, industrial and religious. The combination of these uses depend on their relationships. People tend to misuse land or put it to improper use, for example, it is improper to locate a mechanic workshop very close to a residential area. Town and Urban Development Authorities are vested with the responsibility of controlling and maintaining physical development of the city. they make sure that land developers do not exceed the boundaries established by the Masterplan and building bye-laws. In the restoration of cities, illegal structures will be demolished and as the case may be, compensations will have to be made wherever necessary. This paper utilized controlled observations, interviews and structured questioo=nnaires in the collection of data. it takes a look at the general land use patterns in Akure city centre. the city centre for this paper is defined by the area covered by Akure in the year 1966. It further suggested correctional measures that would restore the quality of the city centre where the planning regulations have not been adhered to.

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Buildings constructed without adequate damp-proof membrane are usually affected by a lot of problems and capillary action is one of them. Capillary action occurs when building materials soak up water from the ground. This paper examines the impacts of this phenomenon on selected buildings in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, South-western Nigeria. The study summarizes and interprets findings from empirical survey of some buildings randomly selected within the city. The methodology includes interviews, observations and direct measurement of moisture level in affected buildings in the twelve zones of the city. Data obtained were collated and presented in the single factor descriptive analysis. Findings show that buildings in the area are adversely affected by capillarity. It recommends public enlightenment, environmental education, and enforcement of building bye-laws with corresponding policy statements.