An Evaluation of Zoning as an Effective Urban Land Use Control and Administration Strategy in Enugu Metropolis, Enugu State, Nigeria

Ugonabo Celestine U., Okafor, Johnbosco I., Igwe Chinelo P.


The beauty of an urban city is efficient separation of different land uses so that it creates a pleasant environment for man’s need. The government understands that land is a treasure; hence there are legislations on the use of land. In spite of all the legislations, there are still existing problems and inadequacies in various uses of land in Enugu metropolis. The study evaluates zoning as an effective urban land use control and administration strategy in Enugu metropolis. In order to achieve this aim, survey research design was adopted. Questionnaires were distributed and responses from the respondents were analyzed using statistical mean analysis and tables. Based on the findings, it was discovered that zoning is accorded the most effective urban land use control and administration strategy in Enugu metropolis, though not erasing the fact that there are other strategies for urban land use control and administration, applicable in Enugu metropolis. In view of the findings, the study recommends that zoning must be accorded its legal and proper place in urban land development and control.

Keywords: Zoning, Urban, Land-use, Control, Administration, Strategy

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/11-16-13

Publication date:August 31st 2020

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