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Title:Effects of globalization on Lagos cityscape
Author:Oduwaye, LekeISNI
Periodical:Research Review (ISSN 0855-4412)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Nigeria
West Africa
Subjects:urban planning
land use
Economics, Commerce
Public lands
Lagos (Nigeria)
Abstract:This paper examines the emerging effects of globalization on land use and the landscape structure of Lagos, the former capital city of Nigeria. It presents a historical overview of town planning in Lagos from c. 1854 onward as well as an analysis of data on factors influencing land use. These data are from 755 questionnaires administered to all major land users covering all categories of land uses in the study area. Attention is also paid to the importance of government policies and institutional factors as determinants of land use. The effects of globalization on Lagos land use come as a mixed bag of positive and negative results. Finally, the paper offers explanations, upon which suggestions are based on how to harmonize the changing Lagos growth pattern and landscape with the advantages offered to human development by globalization. Bibliogr., ref., sum. in English and French. [ASC Leiden abstract]