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Measuring the dimensions and attributes of liveability of low­-income housing communities in Nigeria

Iyanda, Sule Abbas and Mohit, Mohammad Abdul (2016) Measuring the dimensions and attributes of liveability of low­-income housing communities in Nigeria. PLANNING MALAYSIA - Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, Special Issue IV. pp. 383-394. ISSN 1675-6215

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Housing is a basic human needs and its liveability transcend beyond the perimeter of the housing unit. The quality of the living environment is important for an individual’s well-being. The factors that contribute to the inhabitants’ satisfaction in a living environment are essential inputs in monitoring the success of housing policies of the government. This paper focused on the dimensions and attributes of living environment, such as housing units, neighbourhood facilities, economic vitality, social interaction and safety situation which affect inhabitants’ satisfaction in the public low-income housing estates in Minna, Niger State. Upon the empirical review, some attributes of liveability were extracted and formed the theoretical framework for this study. After that, a questionnaire was developed and administered to 400 household heads in the three selected housing estates based on stratified random sampling. A total of 366 questionnaires were returned representing a response of 91.5% and collated data was analysed with descriptive statistics and factor analysis. Results showed that residents are satisfied with housing unit and economic vitality but dissatisfied with neighbourhood facilities. Further results showed that social interaction was lacking among the residents of all three estates. Also, residents are apprehensive of their protection from the relevant agencies especially police protection. Hence, there is need for an immediate improvement of neighbourhood facilities in these housing estates such as road rehabilitation, water supply, recreational facilities provision and street lighting.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3631/51048
Uncontrolled Keywords: Liveability, Low-income housing, Factor analysis, Niger State
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings > NA4170 Public buildings
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Mohammad Abdul Mohit
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 12:38
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 15:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51048

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