The use of the urban land in Nigeria is subject to many dramatic changes in practices and other relevant matters. The fast speed of urbanization is a global issue present in many developing countries, including Nigeria, and the main reason is that its urban population has grown up to 40% over the past few decades. This rate is going to grow in Akure, so definite changes that took place in its urban land use should be viewed according to the latest data that can inform people and let them know more about the physical planning of this region.
Different changes in the urban land use are caused by such basic factors as housing development, urbanization, deforestation, and agriculture. In Akure, these major changes have their own impact on land consumption rates, population growth, local climate conditions, and so on. The expansion of this area results in the depletion of available natural resources and the deterioration of the environment because of incompatible changes in urban land use patterns.
For instance, the forestland and land that is agriculturally productive are converted into residential and other uses. There are arguments that prove that this pattern is a clear outcome of social, economic, and natural factors and their use by people in space and time. That’s why the uncontrolled growth and urban development of Akure negatively affect different ecosystems and have their potency to reflect on existing weather parameters with eventual climate changes locally.
It’s a capital of Ondo and this city has experienced its major growth since 1976, but it’s interesting that this area has developed completely independently of different spatial urban plans. This fast growth was prominent in the near past, and urbanized features extended far from central areas, so the land populated because of them were changed in many significant ways.
There were some interesting development projects that contributed to the transformation of this city and the use of its urban land, including Ilesha-Owo that opened this area for its massive development. However, people still need to mitigate and avoid the negative effects of the expansion and growth of Akure, so specific programs and policies should be developed to foster the sustainable and beneficial development of this region. Their basic goal is to monitor and guide its development in the best way.
The use of the urban land in Nigeria is subject to many dramatic changes in practices and other relevant matters. The fast speed of urbanization is a global issue present in many developing countries, including Nigeria, and the main reason is that its urban population has grown up to 40% over the past few decades.