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Residents’ perceptual analysis on liveability in the planned housing estates of nigeria: empirical evidence from niger state

Mohit, Mohammad Abdul and Sule, , Abass Iyanda (2015) Residents’ perceptual analysis on liveability in the planned housing estates of nigeria: empirical evidence from niger state. In: 3rd International Conference on Livable Cities (ICLC2015), 30th November - 2nd December, 2015, USM, Penanag, Malaysia.

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The government of Nigeria and the state government of Niger in particular, are committed to the development of housing, especially for the low-income group in the state. The housing estates as popularly called have housed many families of the low-income group in the state, however, till to date no effort have been made to understand the perception of the beneficiaries about the liveability of their housing estate. This paper intends to focus on the state of liveability of three public low-income housing estates in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria and the investigation used data derived from a pool of household surveys with 366 respondents. This paper used survey research design to unveil the challenges confronting the residents of the selected housing estates. The residents’ perception of liveability was assessed through five dimensions - housing unit characteristics, economic vitality, security, neighbourhood facilities and social interaction. Data elicited from the structured questionnaire administered were subjected to descriptive statistics, factor analysis and structural modelling. The results show that the respondents were dissatisfied with most of the neighbourhood facilities in the housing estates. Hence, to improve the liveability of these housing estates, this paper recommends rehabilitation of the neighbourhood facilities in these housing estates. Also, the neighbourhood facilities management strategy should be put in place by the appropriate authority in collaboration with the residents of these housing estates.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3631/46278 ISBN:978-967-394-245-9 Proceeding of 3rdInternational Conference on Livable Cities 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neighbourhood environments, Liveability, Planned Housing Estate, Household Survey
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT51 Human settlements. Communities
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Mohammad Abdul Mohit
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 16:28
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 16:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46278

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