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Proceeding of the WABER 2017 Conference, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana


There are hierarchies of residential neighbourhoods in human settlements depending on the quality, space and number of inhabitants among others. These, to a large extent dictate the choice of or preference for neighbourhood by the residents. This study is on the assessment of Residential Neighbourhood Preference of residents in llorin metropolis. Data for the study were collected using random sampling method from nine different neighborhoods in the order of low, medium and high residential densities. These are GRA, Adewole Estate, Onikanga axis (Low Density), Kulende, Basin and Fate-Tanke (Medium Density) Gaa-Akanbi, Oloje and Sango (High Density). The study employed primary and secondary data such as tho quality of dwelling units in each neighbourhood, which highlights the state of individual houses, the physical structure and the quality of the environment. Also assessed was the accessibility to urban infrastructures. In all, questionnaires were administered on 300 respondents. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics such as chi square, frequency and percentage were used to present results. Also, One Way Analysis of Variance 0\NOVA) was used to examine the variation among the preferred facilities in the areas while Likert rating was used on residents' preference for locational attributes. Preference level by residents across the study area indicated that the most preferred neighbourhoods are GRA, Adewole Estate and Onikanga axis: the fairly preferred are Kulende, Basin and Fate-Tanke while Gaa akanbi, Oloje and Sango iare the least preferred neighbourhoods. It also revealed that, residents generally place more emphasis on social settings, proximity to and availability of urban infrastructure, neighbourhood quality and the quality of immediate surroundings, in the selection of their most preferred neighbourhood. The study recommended the execution of appropriate urban renewal strategies by the government in areas fairly and least preferred by residents to engender better habitation and enhance quality life.



Neighbourhood quality, Infrastructure, Preference, Residential Property, Residents


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