Romanian Review of Social Sciences

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Nicolae Titulescu University

URBAN LAND USE CHARACTERISTICS AND TRIP GENERATION PATTERNS IN A DEVELOPING ECONOMY: A CASE STUDY FROM ILESA, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

RRSS 2014 No. 6 - Romanian Review of Social Sciences

  1. Authors:
      • Adetunji Musilimu Adeyinka

  2. Keywords: Urban land uses, GIS, Medium sized city, Land use pattern, Household travel patterns & Planning regulations

  3. Abstract:
    There have been many studies on intra city movement in Nigeria but they have not examined the distribution pattern of land use which is central to urban mobility in any country of the world. It is against this background that the study is designed to describe land use characteristics and examine their correlations with household trip flow in a medium sized city of Ilesa, Nigeria. Primary and secondary sources of data were used for this research. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The findings reveal that urban land use in Ilesa does not comply with the planning regulations. Further analyses reveal that the distribution patterns of urban land use correlate with household travel patterns in the city. The study concludes that there is need to re- design the master plan of Ilesa and ensure strict compliance with the planning regulations in the city and many other cities in Nigeria as a whole.

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