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American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2019, 7(4), 181-189
DOI: 10.12691/ajcea-7-4-5
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Unintentional Slum Creation: Assessing Housing Development in Selected Inner City Settlements of Yenagoa, Nigeria

Andrew F. Ebakpa1 and Warebi G. Brisibe2,

1Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

2Department of Architecture, Rivers State University, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria

Pub. Date: August 30, 2019

Cite this paper:
Andrew F. Ebakpa and Warebi G. Brisibe. Unintentional Slum Creation: Assessing Housing Development in Selected Inner City Settlements of Yenagoa, Nigeria. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2019; 7(4):181-189. doi: 10.12691/ajcea-7-4-5

Abstract

This study reveals how the unchecked process of development and city expansion leads to unplanned slum creation in inner city areas of Yenagoa, Nigeria. It explores the relationship between housing development and compliance with building and planning laws in the city. It uses methods like physical observation and case study in examining possible factors that may have contributed to inner city settlements becoming slums. The findings show that factors such as age and maintenance of building, building density, building orientation, and building materials amongst others, have aided in determining the quality of urban environment and ultimately creating slums in Yenagoa, albeit unintentionally.

Keywords:
slums; planning regulations building laws housing development

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