Typological analysis of housing development in lagos peri-urban settlements

  • F.M. Adedire
  • A.C.O. Iweka
Keywords: Peri-urban, housing typology, architecture, socio-demography, housing initiatives


The research examined the typological analysis of housing development in the peri-urban settlements of Lagos State, Nigeria. Case study methodology was adopted using random sampling to select housing developments, under different housing initiatives, in purposively selected peri-urban settlements in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Areas of Lagos State. Primary data were sourced from survey questionnaires, direct observations and in-depth interviews administered to household heads in the case study area. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics to generate frequencies, percentages, cross tabulations of the variables. Findings show different housing typologies under three categories; owneroccupied,
part-rental and full-rental housing. Housing typologies in the study area were influenced by different housing initiatives, and the socio-economic attributes of the residents which revealed a heterogeneous mix of the population in terms of culture, literacy level and household size. It is recommended that the residents' socio-demography should be put into consideration in building typology designs to enhance effective user performance in periurban housing development under different housing development schemes in Lagos State.

Keywords: Peri-urban; housing typology; architecture; socio-demography; housing initiatives


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