The Challenge of Housing Regeneration in the Core Area of Akure, Nigeria

Abiodun Olukayode Olotuah


Housing regeneration is of utmost concern because housing is an indispensable human need, which is however deficient in many human societies. Housing is often quantitatively and qualitatively inadequate in most countries particularly Less Developed Countries. Since housing has direct impact on the health and well-being of people, its regeneration is imperative in order to have live-able environments, healthy and productive populace, and to strengthen communities and neighbourhoods. Housing regeneration could be faced with challenges depending upon different socio-economic circumstances and cultural backgrounds of the societies. This paper takes a look at housing regeneration particularly in Akure, the capital city of Ondo State of Nigeria. The paper appraises the housing situation in the core area of Akure, Nigeria and examines certain key variables that impinge on the quality of housing and which are thus cogent in the determination of the level of housing poverty experienced therein. It concludes with the assertion that housing is generally qualitatively inadequate in Akure, Nigeria and would require momentous effort to regenerate it.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s1p431

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