Causes and Policy Implications of Residential Segregation In Lagos Peripheral Settlements

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Adedire, F. M.
Adebamowo, M. A.
Iweka, A. C.
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Department of Architecture
This study examines the causes and policy implications of residential segregation in Lagos peripheral settlements. Using a case study approach, 370 housing developments units in Ibeju-Lekki, a peripheral of Eti-Osa metropolitan region in Lagos were selected as the sample size. Primary source of data was semi-structured interview and questionnaires administered to randomly selected respondents in the study area. Two stages of analysis were conducted. Firstly descriptive analysis was conducted on the data to generate percentages and frequencies of responses on the socio-demographic profile of household heads, residents’ perception of neighbourhood quality and intensity of residential segregation in the study area. Secondly, multivariate test was conducted to examine the influence of housing initiative, ethnicity, income, education, occupation and community group on the residential patterns in the study area. Data processing and analysis for this study were carried out using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) 22 for windows for statistical analysis of the quantitative data. Findings show that residential segregation in the study area is affected by socio-economic attributes of the residents. The major socio-economic attributes that affect housing segregation are income, tribe and education. Also, noted to have contributed to segregation in the study area is different housing initiatives and typologies adopted by the housing providers. It is recommended that mixed communities development should be encouraged to eliminate spatial and cultural segregation in the study area.
Housing , Housing Providers , Lagos , Segregation , Socio-demography
Adedire, F. M., Adebamowo, M. A., & Iweka, A. C. (2016). Causes and Policy Implications of Residential Segregation In Lagos Peripheral Settlements. Lagos Journal of Architecture, 2, 71-88.