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The Negative Impacts Of Poverty In Urban And Rural Architecture In Nigeria

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Obiadi Bons N. Onochie, A. O.



urbanization, poverty, housing, bricks, clay soil, cement, hydraform block,



Bad governments in Nigeria and most Third World countries are resulting in poverty of the people as a result, negatively impacting their built environment and especially, architecture. A lot of poor people are reverting to the use of prehistoric building materials including, clay/laterite soil (in mud buildings), plant leaves and recycled products, used hundred years ago. This paper aims at, identifying how bad governments promoted poverty in both their urban and rural communities and proffered solutions to the negative impacts of poverty in their architecture. It adopted qualitative research method that embraced information from secondary data sources. The invention of bottled water in Nigeria resulted in abundance of empty plastic containers (wastes) in the communities with architectural values. They are used by the poor in building their houses and fences. The governments’ current bad and unsustainable policies are reversing the assumed improved standards of living and lifestyles of the poor, to nomadic living and pushing the poor into impoverished lifestyles. This paper recommends for the players to start discussing today’s environment for tomorrow’s generation, develop and implement documents that would guide and promote development and growth plan of the communities leading to unprecedented indoor-outdoor standardized growth, human and economic empowerment.



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