URBAN SPRAWL AND SUSTAINABLE CITY DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
 
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Department of Architecture, Caritas University Enugu, 400001 Enugu, Nigeria
Publish date: 2016-04-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2016; 17(2):1–11
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Urban environmental problems are of different dimensions and are mostly due to geologic, climatic and cultural factors. However, the cultural factors seems to be more pronounced in the Nigerian context because most of the identified urban environmental issues are so much associated with the way of life of the people, either as reactions to urbanization or their spatial heritage. Their effects are far reaching on efforts to attain sustainable development in the country. Since no section of the country’s urban environment is immune to environmental effects, there is urgent need to seek workable solutions by the application of planning, economic, legal, institutional and educational tools as have been suggested here.
 
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