Land Accessibility Factors in Urban Housing Provision in Nigeria Cities: Case of Lagos

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    The housing need of the burgeoning population, economic development and increasing urbanization have intensified the significance of land accessibility as an avenue towards improving housing provision in Nigerian urban centres. Literature in housing provision in Nigeria identified land accessibility factors in urban centres, yet there appears a gap in empirical housing studies on the specific orders of the accessibility from the perspectives of the urban low-middle income housing providers in Nigeria. This study examines the dimensions, extent of importance of the factors and their joint interactive influence on housing provision. Data were collected through a validated survey questionnaire, backed up with interview in Lagos. Analysis was performed using descriptive and inferential (t- test, relative importance index, RII and correlation statistics). Findings show that tenure security is the major accessibility factor and the least factor is availability (scarcity). It is further revealed that each identified factor influences one another in a different dimension in providing for urban housing. In conclusion, the need for an efficient land administration/ governance towards improving urban housing provision is recommended.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationENHR 2016: The European Network for Housing Research Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationGovernance, Territory and Housing
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 May 2016
    EventENHR 2016: Governance, territory and housing - Belfast, United Kingdom
    Duration: 28 Jun 20161 Jul 2016


    ConferenceENHR 2016
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Internet address


    • Housing
    • Land Accessibility
    • Lagos
    • Nigeria
    • Urban Centre


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