Linkages Of Peri Urban Community

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LINKAGES OF PERI-URBAN COMMUNITY TO LAGOS MEGACITY: CASE STUDY OF MOWE-IBAFO
Names

ALABINTEI JOSHUA

Matric Number

110503017

Department

URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

Faculty

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Institution

UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS,AKOKA.

Supervisor

H.O JIMOH

PROJECT, 2015

1.1 INTRODUCTION
Peri-urban is a term often used in literature texts concerning town planning and urban growth, yet there is a need to properly define the term and what constitutes its existence. In certain texts, peri-urban areas (PUA) are identified by their proximity to the city and as such PUAs are also known as the urban fringe, hinterlands and transition areas. Such proximity is caused by the physical expansion of a city’s physical boundary into adjoining regions. Physical expansions in such manner could stem from urban growth, economic growth and relocation of industries.(Lacquinta and Drescher 2000)
Peri-urbanisation may become the dominant 21st century challenge for regional and city planning and design. The peri-urban is a zone of social and economic change and restructuring, a zone of intensive and sometimes even chaotic development. It is not just an in-between or edge space at the urban fringe; rather it is a new kind of hot-spot multi-functional landscape for urban renewal and development (Kjell Nilsson et al 2014) and according to OECD (1979:) the impacts of economic growth and physical expansion of the urban area are not

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