Upshot of Sprawl Incidence on Pattern of Land Use Changes and Building Physiognomies in Akure Region, Nigeria

Owoeye J. O. (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure. P.M.B 704, Akure Ondo State, Nigeria)

Article ID: 2279

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jgr.v3i4.2279

Abstract


This study investigates the upshot of sprawl incidence on pattern of landuse changes and building physiognomies in Akure and its environs. Usingsocial survey research method (SSRM) to investigate the upshot, data weregathered via structured questionnaires on selected households in the region,involving Akure municipal and eight contiguous communities. Basically,the survey method involves interview, personal observation and photo-snaps to elucidate existing situation in the region. Average households’population in Akure municipal was estimated at 95,232 while 14,794 wasestimated in the selected eight contiguous communities. From this, a sample of 1% was systematically selected, which amounted to 1100 sampledhouseholds. Findings show regular massive inflow of people into the citydue to unguided expansions that have serious sway on land use determinantin the city and its contiguous communities. It also has significant influenceon variation in building arrangements and facility distribution across the region. To mitigate this, the study advocates proactive efforts of stakeholders in urban management to employing inventive measures over private and public lands in logical manners. It also suggests the espousal of regional development programs to checkmate the rate of peoples’ incursion into Akure, being the state capital. Local government headquarters and other major towns in the region should be reinforced with functional basic facilities to curtail the excessive influx into the city.

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Upshot;Sprawl incidence;Land use change;Building physiognomies;Unguided expansion

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