Evaluation of the Contents, Implementation and Success of Urban Renewal Projects in Abeokuta, Nigeria
Adewale Olufunlola Yoade

Keywords

Urban renewal
implementation
residents
projects
Abeokuta

Abstract

Adewale Olufunlola Yoade
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Abstract
The study examined the contents, implementation and success of urban renewal projects in Abeokuta, Nigeria, with a view to providing guidelines that could enhance public participation in urban renewal projects. Primary data were collected from residents in urban renewal project areas in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Systematic sampling technique was used in selecting residents to  be sampled. All wards in which urban renewal projects existed were purposively selected. All 11,352 residential buildings in the selected wards were enumerated and systematic random sampling technique was used in selecting 568 (5%) of these buildings  from each of which the oldest resident was purposively selected for sampling with a set of pre-tested questionnaire. 509 copies of the questionnaire were correctly filled and used for analyses, using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed  that majority (67.3%) of the respondents earned monthly income higher than 20,000 naira; 24.1% earned between 10,001 and  15,000 naira; and just 3.0% earned monthly income of less than 5,000 naira. Investigations further revealed that respondents rated provision of more hospitals (FSI = 3.20) higher than provision of waste collection trucks (FSI = 2.26). Significant difference was, however, found in respondents’ satisfaction with these renewal projects, confirmed by Analysis of variance (ANOVA) computed (F = .859; p = .001). The study concluded that effects of socio-economic characteristics on general perception of urban  renewal projects will remain significant so long as issues surrounding residents’ involvement in the planning and implementation are not adequately addressed

Adewale Olufunlola Yoade