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Urbani izziv Volume 26, No. 2, December 2015 : 117–131

UDK: 332.85:005.52(669.199)
DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2015-26-02-003

 

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Author

Akunnaya P. OPOKO

Covenant University, College of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture, Ota, Nigeria
akunnaya.opoko@covenantuniversity.edu.ng

Eziyi O. IBEM

Covenant University, College of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture, Ota, Nigeria
ibem.eziyi@covenantuniversity.edu.ng

Ekundayo, A. ADEYEMI

Covenant University, College of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture, Ota, Nigeria
ekundayo.adeyemi@covenantuniversity.edu.ng

 

Title

Housing aspiration in an informal urban settlement: A case study

 

Abstract

Housing aspiration is an important aspect of housing market analysis. However, there is a paucity of empirical research on housing aspiration among residents in informal settlements in developing countries. This study therefore investigated housing aspiration among the residents of Ayobo, Lagos, Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey of 1,151 households in Ayobo was conducted using a structured questionnaire as the data-collection instrument. The data were analysed using descriptive statistical and categorical regression analyses. The results show that a majority of the respondents were low-income earners living in rented and rooming-house types of accommodation. Around 73% of them expressed an intention to move to another residence, and 56% of this category of respondents intend to move into self-contained flats. The reasons for the planned relocation include poor condition of their present dwellings, changes in tenure status and household size, and the desire for exclusive use of facilities in their homes. In addition to these reasons, the waste-disposal method, sharing facilities, employment, and age and marital status of the residents emerged as the strongest predictors of housing aspiration among the respondents in the survey. This implies that, in order to meet the housing preferences and aspirations of residents in informal urban settlements in Nigeria, housing developers need to give adequate attention to the marital, age, employment and tenure status of the residents and place emphasis on developing affordable single-family houses and block of flats, as well as strategies for improving access to basic social amenities and services.

 

Key Words

informal settlements, housing aspirations, housing preferences, intention to move, Lagos

 

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
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ISSN

Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

INDEX

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SCImago Journal & Country Rank

SNIP: 0,3 (Quartile: Q2)
IPP: 0,29

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