Urbanization and Sustainable City Development: A Study of Agility and Panada in Lagos Metropolis

Aluko, Olaniyi Olanipekun, Fadamiro, Joseph Akinlabi


Lagos State today accommodates about 17 million inhabitants ranking it among the fastest growing urban conglomerations in the world. As more people continue to migrate to Lagos in search of better condition of living, the challenge of housing delivery has manifested in form of severe overcrowding, unwholesome environmental conditions and slum settlements. This paper focuses on the impact of urbanization on the housing conditions in Agiliti town of Ikorodu and Panada in Isolo both in Lagos State. Both questionnaires and personal observations survey methods were used to elicit relevant data and the analysis of data generated revealed very poor housing and environmental conditions in these slum areas. It was also discovered that housing shortage and poverty were the major causes of proliferation of slums. The paper thereafter recommended the integration of slum development into the urban planning framework and the upgrading of the present housing units to a well-structured low cost housing units affordable to the residents of the study area.

Keywords: Urbanization, City Development, Housing Delivery, Sustainable, Environmental Conditions.


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