Urban informality and infrastructure planning in Hong Kong and Lagos metropolis: Professionals perspectives

Oluwole Soyinka, Kin Wai Michael Siu

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Abstract

This study assesses the professional perspective of urban informality and infrastructure planning in Hong Kong and Lagos metropolis so as to develop a strategy for sustainable urban development and ameliorate the challenges of urban informal settlement and infrastructure planning globally. The study adopts case study methodology with the qualitative method of data collection and mixed method of data analysis through reconnaissance survey, participant observation and the interview of environmental professionals. The data were analyzed through the theme description and descriptive statistics such as tables, pictures, images and the reported statements of the interviewee. The findings of this study reflect that urban informal settlement and infrastructure challenges exist and it’s associated with several other factors. Also, inadequate infrastructure is described to affects the condition of living in Lagos metropolis, but such cannot be stated in Hong Kong, as the proliferation of poor condition of living is more of a system and governance than infrastructure development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Plannin and Infrastructure - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure, 2017
EditorsJerzy Charytonowicz
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages282-293
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319604497
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume600
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure, 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period17/07/1721/07/17

Keywords

  • Infrastructure
  • Planning
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban informal settlement
  • Urban informality
  • Urbanization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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