Analysis of Urban Structure and Healthy City: Ede Metropolitan City In Perspective

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International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume IV, Issue XI, November 2020 | ISSN 2454–6186

Analysis of Urban Structure and Healthy City: Ede Metropolitan City In Perspective

Anthony Ikpeme Ankeli1, Muhammad Bashar Nuhu2, Abass IyandaSule3, Adegbile Moses Adeleke4, Oluwole Titilayo Alabi5

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1Department of Estate Management and Valuation, Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Nigeria

2 & 3Department of Estate Management and Valuation, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

4Department of Estate Management and Valuation, The Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Nigeria

5Department of Estate Management and Valuation, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria

Corresponding author*


Recent studies on urban structures in Nigerian cities have focused on a work trip and transportation, urban decay, population explosion and urban land use crisis in major urban centres like Lagos, Kano, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Ibadan which are the main commercial centres and industrial hubs of the nation. Studies of urban spatial structure concerning city health in medium-sized cities and towns like Minna in Niger state, Akure in Ondo state and Osogbo in Osun have received little or no attention not to talk of smaller cities like Otukpo, Ede, Otan-Aiyegbaju, Saki and others in that category. The scantiness of these studies has made it difficult to have access to adequate and appropriate information and database for any effective and meaningful planning for urban planning and the health of inhabitants of cities in this category. Hence this study examines the internal structure of Ede metropolitan city concerning its health. Ede, the traditional home of the warlord in Yoruba land, is one of the most important towns in the old Oyo Empire. As a theoretical work, secondary data sources were explored to analyse the spatial structure of the city growth, health and land use. The study recommends among others the identification and replacement of the rundown structure, the provision of basic amenities and concludes that the adherence to the above-suggested ideas will go a long way in ensuring a fair and sustainable healthy city in Nigeria that will be in line with the demand of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG).

Keywords: Urban Structure, Urban Theories, Healthy city, City Growth, Land Use

1. Introduction
The unabated city growth rate or expansion in terms of space and population has become an issue of grave concern to urban planners/geographers, urban economist, land/city managers, sociologists and other stakeholders. It is more pronounced in cities of the less developed nations as Nigeria which have been described as a harbinger and a nation at the