A pluralistic conceptual model for affordable housing in Lagos, Nigeria

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External organisations

  • University of the West of England
  • Construction and Property Research Centre


Housing is one of the challenges caused by urbanisation in Nigeria. Since independence, it has always been on the agenda of past governments to reduce the housing shortage and improve the quality of housing. In 1991, Nigeria made the paradigm shift from direct provision to enablement strategy as promoted by the United Nations. The housing problem remains intractable especially in the urban centres across the country forcing many urban residents to continue to live in poor housing conditions. It therefore becomes necessary to re-examine the affordable housing agenda in a new perspective. This contribution is an attempt to offer solutions to the perennial housing shortage in Lagos, Nigeria, drawing inspirations from an extensive review of literature and suggesting a new pluralistic approach. The pluralistic approach consolidates on the gains of a private sector driven approach, while recognising the new roles for the public sector.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event8th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, SC 2013 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 3 Dec 20135 Dec 2013


Conference8th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, SC 2013


  • Enablement strategy, Poverty, Public housing, Public-private partnership, Sub-Saharan Africa, Urbanisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

Sustainable Development Goals