Oludare Osore

The Paradox of Sustainable Urban Development Demonstrated in the Prevalence of Informal Housing Development in Developing Countries: A Case of Abeokuta, Nigeria.

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In line with the proposed housing conditions for sustainable development, the research seeks to expose the latent contradictions that are embedded in the regulated practice of housing, in developing countries. It indicates that housing challenges may have shaped the urban structures in developing countries into unequal and impractical societies whereby socially engineered alternative housing is deemed informal and illegal. This is due to prevailing housing development models having limitations that prevent them from alleviating their growing housing deficit. These prevailing realities run contrary to the tenets of sustainable urban development as it pertains to access and rights to housing. Consequently, in the case of Nigeria as a developing country, the research seeks to investigate alternative housing development practices as a possibility to rethink future housing programs. 

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