Impact of Rocky Topography on Settlement Pattern and Housing Development in Idanre, Nigeria
The pattern of development of urban land-use in relation to topography varies from rural to urban. What distinguishes Idanre
community from other Yoruba settlements is the rocky topographical nature that surrounds and abounds within the community. In this
paper, the effect of rock outcrops that surround the community and the effects on its development were investigated. The study
employed both historical and descriptive analysis to gather relevant data about the origin and locational structure of the town. There
were 3,620 existing buildings in the area according to the building demographic survey carried out. The seven quarters in the town were
sub-divided into twenty-two sectors from which 10.0% of the total buildings in all the sectors were picked as sample size for
questionnaire administration. Our findings in the study show both positive and negative impacts that the rocky topography has on the
community. The essential aspect of the discoveries were some viable potentials and topographical features of the town which need to be
adequately harnessed and made used off for the benefit of the community and the state at large.
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