An evaluation of housing conditions and livability in Lagos, Nigeria: a study of Festac Town Housing Estate (Phase 1) / Abayomi O. Ibiyemi and Olumide A. Adenuga

O. Ibiyemi, Abayomi and A. Adenuga, Olumide (2013) An evaluation of housing conditions and livability in Lagos, Nigeria: a study of Festac Town Housing Estate (Phase 1) / Abayomi O. Ibiyemi and Olumide A. Adenuga. Built Environment Journal (BEJ), 10 (1). pp. 1-24. ISSN 1675-5022

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Festac Town Housing Estate (Phase 1) was conceived and executed in the 70's as a masterpiece in terms of providing mass housing, livable environment and complementary infrastructure facilities. This qualitative study uses purposive and stratified sampling. Research instruments of
interview, and a questionnaire schedule was administered to a sample population of 210 Festac residents to investigate the condition of houses, condition and adequacy of estate physical infrastructure facilities, the residents' level of utility satisfaction with the social infrastructure, and
affordability. The study, using descriptive analysis, and Chi-square Goodness of Fit test, shows that the condition of buildings and internal building amenities are generally good, except their water taps and laundry. Estate physical infrastructure facilities are in deplorable condition. The
residents are satisfied with security, health centres and clinics, schools, police and fire services, post office, markets, places of worship, open spaces and playgrounds, banking services, shopping centres, petrol filling stations, workshops, waste and sewage collection/disposal. However, they are dissatisfied with hospital, library and entertainment facilities. Rents for vacant accommodation, land use charge rates, and public transportation are generally affordable, except water rate.The rental and capital values in the Estate are comparatively higher than those of similar neighbouring estates, such as Mile 2 Jakande and Satellite Town. The work concludes that the Estate is significantly able to meet the needs and aspirations of its residents.


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O. Ibiyemi, Abayomi
A. Adenuga, Olumide
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Land use > Real estate business. Real property
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology > Cities and towns > Nigeria
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice > Nigeria
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Journal or Publication Title: Built Environment Journal (BEJ)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Built Environment Journal (BEJ)
ISSN: 1675-5022
Volume: 10
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-24
Keywords: Livability, Festac Town, Housing Conditions, Estate Infrastructure, Social Services
Date: 2013
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