In this paper, we focus on the sustainability of housing and transport in Lagos, Nigeria. The study’s goal is to give a complete assessment of Lagos’ existing housing condition and to identify urban priority areas that need immediate intervention. The paper also suggests building large public housing developments that do not become exclusive estates for the wealthy, as well as implementing flexible layout plans that prioritise locations above automotive traffic and movement. According to the research, the Lagos metropolis government should address transport concerns immediately and then address other sustainability challenges affecting the city. The paper suggests that geographic information systems and remote sensing technology be used to track rapidly increasing areas and aid in better policy decisions, spatial planning, land management, and infrastructure development. The paper also recommends the development of integrated, pedestrian-friendly mass transit networks, as well as a shift in social and cultural values to emphasise the benefits of non-motorized modes of transportation. Finally, the report emphasises the importance of policies that promote multi-story residential construction, participatory slum upgrading initiatives, mortgage-based homeownership plans, site and service programmes, private sector estate development, and phased urban neighbourhood regeneration. Future work will include analysing the implications of other SDGs relating to sustainable cities.

Authors: T.K. Olaniyi, A.A. Agbaje

Published in: World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2023)

  • Date of Conference: 13-15 November 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/WCST.2023.0003
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-64-8
  • Conference Location: St Anne’s College, Oxford University, UK