Urbanization, Environment and Homelessness in the Developing world: The Sustainable Housing Development.

Authors

  • Muyiwa Lawrence Akinluyi B.Sc. Ife. M. Arch. Ife. Department of Architecture Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji,P.M.B 5006, Osun-State, Nigeria.
  • Adeniyi Adedokun Associate Professor Department of Architecture Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji,P.M.B 5006, Osun-State, Nigeria

Abstract

The problem of homelessness has been necessitated by several factors, including persistent population increases, inadequate housing, and uncontrolled urban growth pattern resulting in “homelessness” among the vast majority of urban dwellers. The need to ensure decent and affordable shelter to the people, particularly the urban poor, is therefore central to the achievement and improvement of both human living standards and societal development (Jiboye, 2011). This paper examined the relevant discussion on Urbanization, Environment and Homelessness in the developing world. Empirically, it determined the numbers of homeless people, Solutions effects and causes of homelessness on people of Ibadan as the challenges of inadequate housing to sustainable housing development in Nigeria. However, it is necessary to have the wider understanding of the homelessness phenomenon as the problem of housing shortage in the developing world. This study was carried out through a survey method using an instrument called questionnaire which was administered to the homeless people in Ibadan. The result of the study justified the need for urgent attention from government and other stakeholders towards addressing the problems of homelessness and inadequate housing among the urban poor and those that are deprived access to decent shelters in the developing world.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n2p261

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Published

2014-01-06

How to Cite

Akinluyi, M. L., & Adedokun, A. (2014). Urbanization, Environment and Homelessness in the Developing world: The Sustainable Housing Development. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(2), 261. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/1984