Kayode Felix Omole

Kayode Felix Omole
Federal University of Technology, Akure | futa · Department of Urban and Regional Planning

PhD

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Purpose This paper furthered the work done by Choguill (1996) in developing a framework for community participation in housing provision for Akure, Southwest Nigeria. The study tests the ladder for suitability in the City, and accounted for residential satisfaction as an important result of resident’s participation, which was not considered in Chog...
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Satisfactory infrastructural services are essential in order to improve the quality of lives of residents. Low quality or absence of infrastructure contributes to poor state of residential neighbourhoods. This paper assessed the level of residents' satisfaction with infrastructure in several neighbourhoods in Akure. It examined 304 households in th...
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Water is essential for human survival, and access to potable public water supply is crucial for household health. The prevalence of self-help water supply in Akure means that residents seek for water from untreated and unsafe sources. This paper argues that the absence of water supply from public water-supply infrastructure in the city is undesirab...
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Residents' participation has become a topical issue in housing design research. Residents' participation is necessary in order to enhance the level of residential satisfaction. There are factors, which determine the level of residents' participation in the design of their houses. This paper reports on a doctoral research study that examined the fac...
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This study examined the effects of renewal exercise in neighbourhood markets in Akure, Nigeria with a view of identifying the new development that has come to the area as a result of the market upgrading and face-lifting in the study area. Data were collected from the field through questionnaire, personal observation, interview and the use of digit...
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Urbanization coupled with the increase in economic activities among other factors is responsible for the increase transport demand. This study exams the use and the service efficiency of intra-urban bus services at ‘Ojuelegba’, a popular district in Lagos, Nigeria. Methods of investigation include; physical observation and field inventory of the bu...
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In recent times, it has been proofed that industrial revolution, urbanization, inadequate provision of facilities, poor urban management and poverty were the determinant of environmental condition of city dwellers. In this paper, the sanitary condition of the environment of residents of Ijora Badia was investigated. Some of the sanitary conditions...
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It has been established that poverty such as lack of access to clean water, inadequate sanitation, poor waste disposal, indoor air pollution and overcrowding in housing, are the major determinants of environmental health conditions of the slum dwellers. In this paper the relationship between environmental condition and health condition of slum dwel...
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The slum environment has come to stay in developing world of Africa, Latin America and Asia where the governments, non- governmental organisations and international bodies have failed to properly manage the incessant activities of residents in some of the slum areas across the globe. In this paper, the socio-economic characteristic of residents in...
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This study examines the living condition of the people in Odo-Ikoyi and Isolo quarters area of Akure, Nigeria. The study employed the use of questionnaire to gather information on the condition of buildings and socioeconomic variables. This is backed up by site investigation survey to identify the types and nature of the environmental activities in...
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Housing as one of the most important basic necessities of mankind is known to tremendously affect human health and well-being. This study examines housing and Environmental health in Agege Local Government Area of Lagos State. Data were collected from randomly sampled 330 household in the Local Government and data analysis carried out with the aid...
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The problem of solid waste disposal in urban centres in developing countries is a major concern to governments; this problem become worrisome in Nigeria where the generation is always on the increase because of increase population pressure and some socio-economic factors. This study examines the influence of socio-economic factors on solid waste ge...
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Slum has become one of the prominent consequences of urbanisation worldwide. Hence, attempts are being made at different levels to eradicate or upgrade slum settlements. For several reasons, most renewal approaches to urban slums have failed; therefore, it has never been easy to eliminate the phenomenon. This paper presents an approach employed in...
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The aim of this study is to identify the tourism potentials in Owo Community and their contribution to the socio-economic development of the people. The study made use of purposive sampling method. Systematic random sampling was used to administer questionnaires at interval of 10 th respondents targeted at house hold heads. The results show that th...
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The hearts of many cities in Nigeria are like island of poverty in seas of relative affluence, which does not require any professional skill in environmental studies to note the difference between residential environment and the overall physical structure of the central parts of big cities and their suburbs. Well-designed and relatively well-mainta...
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The pattern of development of urban land-use in relation to topography varies from rural to urban. What distinguishes Idanre community from other Yoruba settlements is the rocky topographical nature that surrounds and abounds within the community. In this paper, the effect of rock outcrops that surround the community and the effects on its developm...
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Market centre and transportation system are inseparable land-uses. The success or failure of one makes or mar the other. This paper aims at examining how the transport situation in Osun State has affected the market patronage of farm products in the State. The use of sample technique, observation method and road inventory survey were employed. Out...
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The reality of the inner core of cities becoming slums generally tended to follow the theoretical path established by Burgess. Adapting the tenets of his classical planning model to describe the spatial distribution of land-use in Akure, this study attempts to investigate the factors responsible for the formation of slums and how the city’s centre...
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The phenomenon of modern conservation can be said to be virtually new in the developing world, though, it has been practiced extensively in the developed world. In almost every settlement, buildings of historic importance are under threat from either destruction or replacement with imported western technology and culture. The aim of this study is t...
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The reality of the core of cities becoming slums generally tended to follow the theoretical path established by Burgess. Adapting the tenets of his classical planning model to describing the spatial distribution of land-use in Akure, this study examined the factors responsible for the formation of slums at the city’s center and as well investigates...
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The public worldwide is now fully aware of its health and life sustainability being put at greater risk with the present level of poor sanitary conditions of the built environment in most of our cities. In this paper, the sanitary condition of the built environment of residential core of Akure was investigated to establish its close relationship wi...
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Water is so vital to human life, including food preparation, drinking, washing and irrigation, it is also necessary in massive quantities for industrial processes. Yet, it is a limited resource that must be collected and distributed with care. Many parts of the world are currently facing water shortages while other areas contend with severe water p...
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This study adopted a survey design. Questionnaire was administered on 215 respondents in Ibadan metropolis selected randomly. The objectives of the study are to examined the influence of some socio-economic factors on solid waste generation and disposal in Ibadan Metropolis. The nature and composition of solid waste generated, methods of disposal a...
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Human settlements are made up of parts, which work together as a system. A major part of the system is the ‘market,’ whose functionality is found to be influenced by some factors such as mode of transport, consumers' income, sex, age, occupation, markets distance, location and item(s) on sales among others. The use of questionnaire, inventory surve...
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One of the bigges t challenges facing Abuja res idents in Nig eria is the inaccessibility to land andhousing in the face of rapid urbanization. This p aper focus ed on th e caus es o f unauth orized us e of land and theimplication of unmet quest for land on sustainable city development in an economy where authority to land us esis vested in the gov...
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This paper examines the issue of child abuse in an urban setting and how this affects the society in general. The author point out that when a legitimate child is born, is always the joy of parents, neighbours and well-wishers. This is why the birth of a child particularly in developing countries is usually accompanied by party and jubilation. What...
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This study reveals that land use pattern among other factors affects the spatial interaction of the people in the study area and the choice of modes of transport is highly determined by the available transportation services in diverse ways. The author finally pointed out that university communities are integral part of the host communities in which...
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The study examines the living condition of the people and their residential environment in general. A lot of problems were found bedeviling the Odo-Ikoyi and Isolo quarters. The authors emphatically believe that there is hope in restoring the slum into a good and habitable environment and therefore recommends that government should wake up to her r...
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Housing primarily refers to dwelling or shelter for living and its total environment. This paper is devoted to study the characteristics of housing and environmental condition of residential core areas of Akure, Nigeria. Findings show that the area of study lack basic infrastructure facilities and crowded with derelict buildings that lack essential...
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This paper examines the feasibility of involving women in housing ownership and development using Akure. The method employed for the study includes documentary analysis of data from the Lands Section of Ondo State Ministry of Works, Lands and Housing, also from the plan Register of Akure Town Planning Office. The research also adopted the use of st...
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The authors’ investigations revealed environmental and health problems in the slum areas of Akure and suggested ‘effective planning tools’ for reducing the health risk of the residents of slum areas.
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This research aims at exploring whether the community Banks (CBs) have been able to put more life into the Informal Economic Sector(IES)in Oriade Local government area of Osun State in Nigeria, which is one of the areas where the concept is still flourishing. Recommendations include introduction of Target Saving Schemes (TSS), Premium investment Fu...
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One of the strong considerations for the use of Local Building Material (LBM) in housing delivery is that it could reduce the cost and enhance foreign exchange earnings. This paper examiners the type of LBMs, problems envisaged in the use of LBMs, its prospects, and makes recommendations towards the use and acceptability of the LBM which among othe...
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The study made a general case for Coastal Planning in Nigeria and pointed out practical reasons why government and private bodies should emback on this project.
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The paper identifies and discusses three major types of market centres that are predominant in Osun State. Survey reveals that each of these market types has its own peculiar problems while some are common to them all. In general terms,the paper identified the problems of poor road network to the market centres, poor environment condition in terms...
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This study examines the place of transportation in the development of market centres in Osun State, Nigeria. Major findings were that market locations have low connectivity, poor linkages, poor accessibility, poor parking and circulation problems. The paper therefore recommended that settlements with significant market centres be opened-up and link...
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This paper examines the spatial distribution of market centers and how it affects and contributes to the development of Osun State and Nigeria in general. Findings reveal that market centres in the state are in hierarchical order and are of different importance. Base on this, the author concluded that the location, distribution and proper distribut...
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This study examines market facilities and their condition in Osun State., Nigeria. It employs the use of questionnaire, observation method and market inventor survey. The paper identifies and discusses three types of market centres that are predominant in the state.The surveys revealed in general terms, the problems of poor road network to the mark...
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This paper looks at the poverty problems in rural settlement in Lavun Local Government in Niger State, Idoka-Iregun-Idominasi group of rural settlements in Osun State, and Ipena- Agopanu- Ose-Owo in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.. Despite the availability of basic social facilities like electricity, schools, medical centres, water and com...
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This paper examined the concept of sustainable development and how the concept has been translated and implemented in ‘the Ibadan sustainable project (which is one of the twelve experimental sustainable city programme in the world). The study showed record of significant achievements in the face of the militating constraints.
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The paper revealed that the market associations, the Local Government Councils and the community /kingship play vital roles in the development of market centres Osun State. The author discovers that the number of market centres were grossly inadequate considering the large population. As such, the author recommended the establishment of more market...
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This paper gives an historical account of Land Laws (decrees, and others) in relation to land development and planning in Nigeria with more emphasis on the current law. The author enumerates some of the flaws inherent in some of the laws and makes recommendation toward the improvement of the laws, which could be of benefit to other parts of the wor...
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The issue of location and distribution of petrol filling stations were seriously considered by the author. Some insidious effects of the indiscriminate location of filling stations at certain points in some cities were also pointed out and the defiance of standards in the location and distribution of filling stations were discovered.
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This paper examines Planning scheme as a creative Planning technique in Osun State, Nigeria and found out how successful the use of planning scheme as an approach has been. Recommendations were made towards making planning scheme in Nigeria more effective and efficient.
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This paper examines the importance of housing to man as an essential need and a prerequisite for the survival of man after food. It equally recognizes profound influence it has on the health, behaviour and efficiency of man and the nation as a whole. The study was carried out with the aid of questionnaire administration, building and facility surve...

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