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Toward a framework for the sustainable management of social (public) housing estates in Nigeria

Ihuah, PW and Fortune, CJ 2013, 'Toward a framework for the sustainable management of social (public) housing estates in Nigeria' , Journal of china-us public administration, 10 (9) , pp. 901-913.

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Abstract

Housing is a centre for many socio-economic activities and often provides a mark of prosperity, social acceptance, and an element of urban development and growth in a country. However, it is suspected that the significance of housing to people in the Niger Delta of Nigeria is lacking because of poor post-construction management practice that is currently in place. At the same time, there are housing shortages, uncompleted, vandalized and abandoned social housing stock in the Nigeria Delta. This has been a continuing challenge facing people in this region as reported in previous studies. Therefore, the overall aim of the study is to develop a framework for the sustainable management of social (public) housing estates in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. This paper aims to set out the context for the research, identify its overall aim and objectives and thereafter considers issues related to the determination of an appropriate scope for the study. It argues that the management of social housing estates in a sustainable manner needs to adopt the principles of sustainability in combination with effective people-centred management and building maintenance practices. It further asserts that the development of such a framework would be a panacea approach in meeting the social housing challenges faced in the Niger Delta and in Nigeria at large.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: building maintenance, estate management methods, social housing, sustainable development, sustainable framework
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of china-us public administration
Publisher: David Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1548-6591
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Funders: David Publishing
Depositing User: PW Ihuah
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 18:22
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:54
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/30992

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