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Prospects and Challenges of Informal Settlements and Urban Upgrading in Abuja


Volume 11, Issue 2, November 2014, Pages 420–426

 Prospects and Challenges of Informal Settlements and Urban Upgrading in Abuja

Adiukwu Fidelis Onyekachi

Original language: English

Received 3 September 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The paper studies Informal settlements in Abuja, from the analytical framework of poverty and homelessness. The environmental, socio-economic and cultural feature associated with population growth, is, highlighted to underscore the severity of issues. Drawings lessons from experiences of squatter settlement in Brazil, India, South Africa and other developed economies; paper underscores Government policies and interventions in upgrading 'slums' and 'squatters' settlements. The paper in conclusion suggests needs to improve and upgrade the general quality of the physical conditions of the environment of urban slums and squatters' settlements in the developed edges (Karu, Durumi, Nyanya, and Maraba) of Abuja, Nigeria.

Author Keywords: Homelessness, Informal settlement, Poverty, Urban Upgrading.


How to Cite this Article


Adiukwu Fidelis Onyekachi, “Prospects and Challenges of Informal Settlements and Urban Upgrading in Abuja,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 420–426, November 2014.