URBAN GOVERNANCE: COMPLEXITIES IN LAND DEVELOPMENT CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF NIGERIAN CITIES

Authors

  • Akinlabi Akintomide Joseph Department of Estate Management, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo, Nigeria

Keywords:

City Management, Development Control, Land Development, Urban Governance, Urbanization

Abstract

: The teething problems ensuing from the persistent upswing in the population of several Nigerian cities far outweigh its prospects. This existing state of affairs has piercingly undermined the smooth management of Nigerian cities. Despite the development control, an indispensable instrument in urban governance, the complexities of the control of land and housing development in city management thrive. Against this backdrop, this paper examined the intricacies of development control as a mechanism employed in urban governance to manage real estate development in the Akure South, Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. This was achieved through questionnaire administration and scheduled telephone discussions. Given the findings from the data analysis, the study concludes that there should be a pragmatic effort to enforce sanctions as well as sensitization of the populace on issues relating to development control; to stimulate a livable, functional, and governable city in Nigeria. This will also be in line with goal 7 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – on integrating the principles of sustainable development into country's programmes

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Published

2022-05-17

How to Cite

Akinlabi, A. J. (2022). URBAN GOVERNANCE: COMPLEXITIES IN LAND DEVELOPMENT CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF NIGERIAN CITIES. Public Policy and International Affair Academic Journal, 4(3), 12–21. Retrieved from https://www.cirdjournal.com/index.php/ppiaaj/article/view/720