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Residents' socio-cultural experiences and effects on neighbourhood public space in Nigeria

Agboola, Oluwagbemiga Paul and Rasidi, Mohd. Hisyam (2018) Residents' socio-cultural experiences and effects on neighbourhood public space in Nigeria. International Journal of Sustainable Society, 10 (2). pp. 123-139. ISSN 1756-2538

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJSSOC.2018.094499


Residents' experiences in the varied context of socio-cultural, religion and ethnic background in the community are no doubt a fundamental issue that needed to study in the built environment. Limited empirical research has been carried out on residents' socio-cultural experiences on neighbourhood public space. The objective of this study is to explore the residents' socio-cultural experiences towards the market square as a public open space in Nigeria. Regression analysis of a total number of 382 completed survey questionnaires with SPSS demonstrated that residents' view and experiences on public space is significant (P < 0.005) across residents' age, employment, ethnic groups, often time and frequency of visiting the public space and the neighbourhood in general. The implication of the findings highlights peoples' experiences on places which determine how the particular setting will be maintained, utilised, challenged and negotiated. This calls for effective planning, management and better utilisation of public space. Also, the findings would enhance the formulation of policies that ameliorates conflict problem that characterises the ethnically diverse community.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:market square, meanings, Nigeria, public space, regression analysis, residents' experience
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:85309
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:17 Mar 2020 16:17
Last Modified:17 Mar 2020 16:17

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