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An evaluation of the public housing estates beneficial sustainability factors in the Niger delta of Nigeria

Ihuah, PW and Eaton, D 2014, 'An evaluation of the public housing estates beneficial sustainability factors in the Niger delta of Nigeria' , The Built and Human Environment Review, 7 (1) , pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

Sustainability of public (social) housing estates is fundamental to all stakeholders within and external to that estate environment. It determines and influences the outlook of the built environment and whether it has an appropriate and effective post-construction management practice. The public (social) housing estates provided, however, have had the pitfalls of sustainability, such that the issues that bring about sustainable housing estates are not well understood and integrated into a desirable state. The imperative to meet the Millennium Development Goals and sustainable development agenda in terms of housing needs, accessibility and affordability is diminished. This paper aims to evaluate public (social) housing estates beneficial sustainability factors in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. The paper used both qualitative and quantitative approaches in data collection and analysis. The findings indicate that the identification, understanding, and inclusion of the sustainability factors were negligible in the current practice. It further reveals that the importance and relevance of these factors in achieving sustainable housing estates were predicted to be very high. The paper further shows that these beneficial factors have strong relationships to continuous successful inflows and outflows of benefits. Therefore, more effort is needed in their integration in the housing management approach. The paper recommends that while the implementation of the sustainability factors are all feasible; transparency, accountability, partnership and good governance should be considered as underpinning these sustainability factors’ successful implementation in sustaining social (public) housing estates and the benefits.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > No Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: The Built and Human Environment Review
Publisher: The Built and Human Environment Review
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1759-0574
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Funders: The Built and Human Environment Review
Depositing User: PW Ihuah
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 17:56
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015 23:47
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33064

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