Knowledge of Residents on what makes their Environment Sustainable: A Case Study of Ikeja, Lagos State

  • B.F. Ogunbodede Department of Architecture, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
  • S. Okunola
  • A. Jobi
Keywords: Sustainability Perspective, Sustainability Meaning, Environmental Sustainability

Abstract

Environmental sustainability is a global phenomenon that is closely connected with many areas of human existence.
The lack of it has impacted the air, the land and the water bodies, and has also moved to becoming a global scourge.
However, the continuous treat to environmental sustainability is widely believed to be due to human activities. The
peculiarity of these environmental issues defers from place to place. The knowledge of unsustainable environment and
ways to deal with it is of great importance. Living under these challenges, in ignorance of the paths to their mitigation
may be counterproductive. Ikeja, the capital of Lagos was chosen in this research as a case study. Questionnaires were
admitted in three neighbourhoods, classified as wards, within high, medium and low-density areas. At the conclusion
of analysis, findings reveal that, 64.5% of respondents are unaware of the laws that regulate sustainability, and 71.2%
had never participated in an environmental sustainability related programme. This calls for a need to deduce a system
of collective involvement, towards mitigating this global scourge

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Published
2020-07-27
How to Cite
Ogunbodede, B., Okunola, S., & Jobi, A. (2020). Knowledge of Residents on what makes their Environment Sustainable: A Case Study of Ikeja, Lagos State. Journal of Engineering Research, 25(2), 138-150. Retrieved from http://jmtcs.unilag.edu.ng/index.php/jer/article/view/996