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City profile: Kaduna

Bununu, Yakubu Aliyu and Muhamad Ludin, Ahmad Nazri and Hosni, Nafisa (2015) City profile: Kaduna. Cities, 49 . pp. 53-65. ISSN 0263-8231

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2015.07.004


Kaduna's colonial origin and function as an administrative town ensured that it was well planned and had good and well distributed urban facilities and services in the early years of its existence. However, the pressure of urbanization that has seen the city expand beyond its planned limits into hitherto rural settlements along the urban fringe has today given the city a different character from the once celebrated well planned and beautiful town. On the one hand you have the earlier settled areas of the city with good roads, quality housing and other necessary urban facilities while on the other you have the new expansion areas that have grown outside of formal planning control and are characterized by haphazard development, poor quality housing and lack of basic urban infrastructure and services. It is within this context and the scarcity of resources that the city authorities are struggling to cope with the challenges continually posed by rapid urban growth. The article emphasizes recent initiatives of the government aimed at confronting these challenges through a critical examination of their implementation and the outcomes therefrom.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:basic infrastructure and services, housing, kaduna, northern nigeria, regional capital, river kaduna, security of life and property, state capital, urban land management
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101-395 Sociology, Urban
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:58051
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 04:07
Last Modified:14 Dec 2021 03:57

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