Managing community open spaces in semi-arid region, Katsina Nigeria / Usman Muhammad Gidado ... [et al.]

Gidado, Usman Muhammad and Maulan, Suhardi and Mohd Yusof, Mohd Johari and Ibrahim, Roziya (2022) Managing community open spaces in semi-arid region, Katsina Nigeria / Usman Muhammad Gidado ... [et al.]. Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment (MySE), 9 (2). pp. 215-234. ISSN 0128-326X


Desertification hurts the agricultural lands and water sources, as well as the community's open spaces. Open spaces are regarded as an integral feature
of the landscape in rural communities in semi-arid regions because they host the community's socio-cultural and economic activities. In North-Western
Nigeria, the menace of land degradation is a result of desertification. Thus, this makes it necessary for the communities to develop some strategies to
manage the open spaces. Therefore, there is a need to ensure an organized and well-managed open space in North-Western Nigeria to accommodate
the culture and the ethical values of the communities. An in-depth interview with the community leaders and site observation approaches on community
open spaces was conducted to investigate the community’s management strategies (local approaches) for the sustainability of open spaces in hosting
the socio-cultural activities in a semi-arid region of North-Western Nigeria and the management strategies. The results were analyzed using ATLAS Ti
with the actual analysis done during the writing phase and presented using simple statistical tools. The study revealed the typology and the functions
of the community open spaces, and further, explored the stakeholders and management strategies. The study suggests that governments should recognize and support community-based organizations (CBOs) financially and otherwise, to enable them to achieve their goals in managing community


Item Type: Article
Email / ID Num.
Gidado, Usman Muhammad
Maulan, Suhardi
Mohd Yusof, Mohd Johari
Ibrahim, Roziya
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Sustainable architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Space (Architecture). Public spaces
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment (MySE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment (MySE)
ISSN: 0128-326X
Volume: 9
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 215-234
Keywords: Community open space; Desertification; Local knowledge; Management strategies; Semi-arid region
Date: August 2022
Edit Item
Edit Item


[thumbnail of 65648.pdf] Text

Download (571kB)

ID Number




Statistic details