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Urbanization and Housing Typologies in an Urbanizing City: Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria as a Case Study

The study addressed housing typologies as a result of urbanization of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Ado-Ekiti is growing with an influx of people and its attendance housing infrastructure. Urbanization has given rise to different types of buildings, and changes in status, however these housing typologies are not yet researched, recorded and captured. Structured questionnaires of 1,500 were administered to the respondents who are the landlords or oldest tenants and 1311 responded. The town was structured into three zones: Urban core, Transitional and Periphery. Statistical tables were generated for the variables. Two hypotheses were formulated: there is no significant variation in the housing typologies in the study area and there is no significant difference in the status of housing units in the study area. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Pearson Product Moment Correlation statistics at 0.05 level of significance were used to test the two hypotheses. It was found out that one single family bungalow and face-me-face-you typologies were more significant at the urban core area with 48.1% and 34.2% respectively while semi-detached and storey typologies were more significant at transitional and periphery with 14.6% and 1.7% at Transitional 11.4% and 11.1% respectively. The study revealed that there is a significant difference between housing typologies and significant difference in status in the three zones. The study recommended that there should be an urban renewal programme at the urban core and owners of dilapidated buildings should be encouraged to reconstruct.

Housing, Residential, Zones, Typology, Status, Urbanizing, Quality

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Awe Foluso Charles, Akinluyi Muyiwa Lawrence. (2022). Urbanization and Housing Typologies in an Urbanizing City: Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria as a Case Study. International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications, 8(2), 91-99.

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Awe Foluso Charles; Akinluyi Muyiwa Lawrence. Urbanization and Housing Typologies in an Urbanizing City: Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria as a Case Study. Int. J. Archit. Arts Appl. 2022, 8(2), 91-99. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20220802.16

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Awe Foluso Charles, Akinluyi Muyiwa Lawrence. Urbanization and Housing Typologies in an Urbanizing City: Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria as a Case Study. Int J Archit Arts Appl. 2022;8(2):91-99. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20220802.16

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