Urban safety and security in lagos metropolis, Nigeria: CCTV inclusive design for sustainable urban development

Ademola A. Farinmade, Oluwole A. Soyinka, Kin Wai Michael Siu

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Urban insecurity, loss of life and property are global challenges that affect the living conditions and the geomorphology of urban centers. This study assesses the use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) inclusive design to promote urban safety and security for sustainable urban development. The objectives are to examine the socioeconomic characteristics of the residents, examine the existing security structure, assess the level of CCTV awareness, and assess its current uses. Mixed method of data collection and analysis were adopted. The findings reveal that both the residential houses and banks have suffered adverse security issues and anti-social menace. CCTV inclusive design is described important for preventing crime in banks, while the same cannot be categorically stated in residential houses. Recommendations for CCTV inclusive design strategies, safety, and security strategies with government policies, public and private participation of stakeholders in urban planning design were proposed for the study area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Urban Governance and Management in the Developing World
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781522541660
ISBN (Print)1522541659, 9781522541653
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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