Impacts and Determinants of Urban Village Redevelopment/ Transformation in Nigeria

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International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume VIII, Issue IV, April 2021 | ISSN 2321–2705

Impacts And Determinants of Urban Village Redevelopment/Transformation Innigeria

Ubani Princewill1, Edidiong Elijah Usip 2, Bumaa Felix Neeka3
1Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Ken Saro – Wiwa Polytechnic Bori, Nigeria
2Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Ikot Osurua Nigeria
3Department of Architecture Ken Saro – Wiwa Polytechnic Bori, Nigeria

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The urbanisation of urban villages has been phenomenal triggered by over concentration of anthropogenic activities that degraded all the facet of the area through the development of slum and shanty settlements. This decay and dilapidation however, is accompanied by serious population pressure and total neglect of redevelopment investors. This research determines the redevelopment of urban villages in Port Harcourt Nigeria. Data for this study were obtained acquired from both primary and secondary sources. The result of the analysis indicated that environmental impact of urban renewal beaconed on (r = 385, P< 0.5), economic advantages (r = 302 P< 0.5), social impact (r = 205, P< 0.5), physical impact recorded (r = 225, P< 0.5) are the key significant impact of redevelopment and right direction for elimination of slums and shanty in villages that constitute the present and typical urban settlement in developing nation. The findings also revealed that government institutions accounted (49.9%), global bodies on environment (22.1%) non-governmental organisation (6.1%), communal effort (10.7%) and environmental philanthropist are the key urban village redevelopment investors in Nigeria. This is the only way to ensure sustainability of urban villages and improve the resident’s quality life in the geographical region.

Keywords: Determinants, Impacts, urban Village, Redevelopment, Transformation and Nigeria


The strategic alternatives and the general structure that prearranged how urban villages should be revived universally have gone through a succession of developmental period. Nowadays, numerous procedural outlines exist to verify to the fact that government have initiated concentrated measures to increase the regeneration of urban villages. Most developing countries recorded stress in their urban villagers in terms of human population, environmental decay, squatter’s settlement and presence of slum in last three decades. In reaction to the difficulty, the world has developed many approaches