Olamiju Isaac Oluwadare, Fasakin Julius Olubunmi, Olajuyigbe Ayo Emmanuel, Oyinloye Michael Ajide
Investigation on Infrastructure in Peri-Urban Communities of Developing Nations: A Focus on Akure, Nigeria
Non-functioning infrastructure, uncontrolled physical growth, poor building and environmental conditions are remarkable in peri-urban communities of developing nations. This paper therefore examines: the management of infrastructure; building and environmental situations in 11 peri-urban communities in Akure, Nigeria. Data were sourced primarily using the questionnaire instrument and field observations. The study utilized simple random sampling technique to select 30% of 3,207 dwellings in the communities giving a total sample size of 962. Empirical analysis shows that, individuals, families and Development Associations (DAs) are substantially involved in the provision and management of infrastructure with limited government coordination. Building and environmental conditions in the communities are very unsatisfactory. A management-cum-institutional framework for effective coordination of activities of all stakeholders is suggested for sustainable peri-urban development in the city.
Akure; Developing Nation; Infrastructure; Nigeria, Peri-urbanization
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Olamiju Isaac Oluwadare, Fasakin Julius Olubunmi, Olajuyigbe Ayo Emmanuel, Oyinloye Michael Ajide. (2021) Investigation on Infrastructure in Peri-Urban Communities of Developing Nations: A Focus on Akure, Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Science, 6, 396-410