Urban Growth Case Study

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what is Lagos's importance nationally?
it is the main financial centre of West Africa
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what is Lagos's importance regionally?
it is the capital of Nigeria
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what is migration like in Lagos?
27500 migrants arrive every year = urban sprawl
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what are the social opportunities in Lagos?
better access to services and resource management: in health care, education, electricity and water
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what is healthcare like in Lagos?
more health care centres/ hospitals/ range of medicines
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what is the education like in Lagos?
68% of population have secondary education
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what is electricity like in Lagos?
can use electricity for cooking and lighting, people can develop businesses
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what is water like in Lagos?
water treatment plants = safe water piped directly to city
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what are the economic opportunities in Lagos?
come to Lagos in search for better jobs: construction jobs, banks etc, music/film industry
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what are construction jobs like in Lagos?
rapid growth = lots of construction jobs e.g. building Eko Atlantic (commercial centre)
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what are bank etc jobs like in Lagos?
lots of the country's banks, government departments and manufacturing industries. Also major ports adn fishing industry
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what is the film/ music industry like in Lagos?
its thriving - Nollywood films are very popular
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what is the average population density in Lagos?
20000 people per km^2 - pressures supply of housing, services and infrastructure
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what are the social challenges of rapid growth in Lagos?
>60% of population live in slums e.g. Makoko
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what is housing like in Makoko?
flimsy, wooden huts built on stilts in a lagoon. one primary school (people can't afford it)
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what is sanitation like in Makoko?
communal toilets shared by 15 households, sewage goes into lagoon (full of rubbish and raw sewage) = health problems e.g. cholera
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what is water/ electricity supply like in Makoko?
comes from a communal water point 3km away, electricity is from illegal connections that's often cut out
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what is crime like in Makoko?
high levels of crime - slums are self-policed by gangs called 'Area Boys''
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what are the environmental challenges of rapid growth in Lagos?
only 40% of rubbish is collected AND large rubbish dumps containing toxic waste; waste disposal/ emissions are not controlled = air/water pollution; traffic congestion is bag (2h commutes in rush hours)
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what are the economic challanges of rapid growth in Lagos?
aren't enough formal jobs for all migrants = make money by scavenging in Olusosun rubbish dump for items to sell
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