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    Urban Sprawl and Loss of Agricultural Land in Peri-urban Areas of Lagos
    (2014) Dekolo, S.; Oduwaye, L.; Nwokoro, I.I.C.
    Urban growth in developing countries is dynamic and diverse; however, it is also disordered and disturbing. This growth is synonymous with sprawling fractals compared to the compact aggregations observed in the global North. The cost of sporadic growth in rapidly growing metropolitan areas is enormous, evidenced by consistent diminution of high-quality agricultural land and forests in the peripheral areas of cities and in rural areas by residential and manufacturing incursions (Jiang– Deng Seto 2013, Martellozo et al. 2014). This process is referred to as ‘peri- urbanization’, and it mostly occurs in non-contiguous transitional zones between rural areas and cities (Iaquinta–Drescher 2000). Significant research has focused on the peri-urban interface, land use changes, and agricultural economics (Bell–Irwin 2002, Theobald 2005, Buxton–Low 2007, Lawanson–Yadua–Salako 2012).
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    COrrelates of Public Transport Demand in Lagos Metropolis
    (Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Bahir University, Ethiopia,, 2019-11-08) Ilechukwu, V.U; Salau, T.I
    Studies have shown that the public transport demand in urban areas are mainly determined by interrelated trends, significant among which are the population characteristics such as car ownership, household size, income and occupation, as well as travel purpose, distance, frequency, speed, cost, comfort and traffic volume. Given the fact that there exist dominant focus and differences in public transport supply in terms of technical efficiency and production cost of facilities between the case studies, the study therefore examined the relative importance of the population characteristics in the determination of public transport demand in Lagos metropolis. A total of 1,351 households were selected and structured questionnaire administered on heads of the households using multi stage sampling technique. Data analysis was descriptive (frequency, mean) and inferential using stepwise and non-stepwise regression analyses. The findings revealed that the most important determinants of public transport demand were travel cost (R2 = 0.433, p < 0.05), household income (R2 = 0.206, p < 0.05) and car ownership (R2 = 0.010). The transport cost and household characteristics including income per month and car ownership significantly determine variations in public transport demand of various population density zones in Lagos metropolis. Therefore, it is recommended that level of transport cost charge by the operators and improvement in income of users should be considered in any policy framework for public transport services in urban areas, especially in Lagos metropolis.