MANAGEMENT OF COASTAL AREA LANDS IN LAGOS STATE OF NIGERIA- AN EMERGING MARKET PERSPECTIVE
||Awolaja, Kunle Gbenga
||MANAGEMENT OF COASTAL AREA LANDS IN LAGOS STATE OF NIGERIA- AN EMERGING MARKET PERSPECTIVE
||17th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Milan, Italy
||Lagos State of Nigeria has been acclaimed as the only Mega city in sub-Saharan Africa. It consists of 3,755square kilometers of land with 70% of it being wet lands and water bodies. In recent times, the Lagos State Government has had to contend with issues of land tenure system, physical planning and its related problems of overcrowding, shanty developments, negative use of urban free lands, and the issue of environmental degradation. In addition there are other concomitant problems of illegal dredging, illegal land reclamation, and sand mining activities which have threatened sustainability of the coastlines resulting in surges, flooding and general negative environmental consequences. This paper has therefore looked into the coastal area management practices, using Lagos State Ministry of Water Front Infrastructure Development as a case Study with a view to redirecting the haphazard development taken place in these zones to conform to contemporary coastal area best management practices.
||Megacity, Coastal Area Management, Infrastructure Development and Environmental Sustainability
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