Locational impact of public housing schemes on sustainable urban well-being in Lagos, Nigeria

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Johnson, B. M.
Adelore, C.
Iweka, A. C.
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Advance Multidisciplinary Studies
Although, the engagement of adroit city inventiveness aided by both technological advancement and emerging innovations is targeted at enhancing well-being of citizens. Arguable advancement have been with Europe leading the resourcefulness followed by Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Africa and Caribbean in residential provision, innovative transportation systems, and mitigation against worsening effect of climate change. However, most residential ingenuity focused on smart living, but there is paucity of knowledge on how smart residential design-initiated solutions can enable healthy lifestyles, better quality of life and resident’s physical well-being. Several government populist planning have been the main catalyst in residential provision; through implementing initiatives that are augmented by private sector partnership. This paper evaluates the location of residential neighborhoods in regions predisposed to devastation from worsening environmental conditions and its influence on resident’s health and physical well-being. The methodology adopted is a combination of the appraisal of archival information from government initiatives in Lagos Metropolis from 1972 - 2016, quantitative, physical measurement and explorational technique in the 44 year period. Three (3) medium-income government residential design schemes were evaluated for locational innovation relating to healthy lifestyles beneficial to occupant’s well-being. Findings proved that in the cleverness to accommodate the highest number of citizens within available budgetary limits, health and well-being problem solving design-oriented solutions were not explored. Residences were not designed to take advantage of environmental resources in tandem with better quality of life for citizens. The gap between potential and real needs are not filled. This paper recommends that stakeholders should establish responsive multi-disciplinary innovation partnerships in order to identify, understand and resolve health and well-being challenges through smart residential planning, professional best practices and design solutions. The teamwork should disseminate and share their achievements, which could then be replicated in a broader context of sustainable health and well-being support structures.
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Health , Quality of life , Smart residential design , Well-being , Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY::Civil engineering and architecture::Other civil engineering and architecture
Johnson M., Adelore C., and Iweka A. C. O. (2017). Locational impact of public housing schemes on sustainable urban well-being in Lagos, Nigeria. Advances in Multidisciplinary and Scientific Research, 3 (4), 35-42.