The Distribution of Urban Land Values: Evidence from Selected Communities in Rivers State, Nigeria.

Authors : Ijaodola, Anuoluwapo Grace; Weje, Ikezam Innocent; Wachukwu, Fyneface Chijioke

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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Although the amount of waste generated and the capacity of managing them vary from country to country, uncoordinated urban growth in developing countries precipitates several land use and infrastructural problems that have negatively affected solid waste services with attendant implications on property values. The present study examined the impact of Aluu open waste dump site on land values in selected communities in Port Harcourt. The study adopted the cross-sectional survey research. The targeted population of study were residents living in communities within 3 km from the dump site. To determine if land value vary with distance from dump site, graticules of 500 meters each were superimposed on the Google Imagery of the study area. The values of land at each ring were determined and the distance from ump site was measured as the crow flies. Findings revealed that whilst, land value varies from one point to the other, there is distance decay in the price of land from open dumpsite as land value tend to increase as one move away from the dump site. A pearson moment correlation coefficient of 0.59 was obtained indicating a positive linear relationship between the dependent variable (land value) and independent variable (distance). The conclusion therefore, is that land values do vary with distance from open waste dump sites. To achieve eeffective waste management in the study area, requires constant collaboration among stakeholders including non- governmental agencies working in synergy to evolve an eco-friendly and green waste management technological approach backed by appropriate policy initiative aimed at moving the city towards zero waste pollution.

Keywords : Land-Values, Open Dumpsite, Waste Management, Urban Growth, Garden City


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