Stimulus for Change: The Intersection between Culture and the Built Environment

By Olusegun Oluwole.

Published by The Technology Collection

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The cultural dimension towards urban housing crisis is a new perspective in minimising the effects of urban housing crisis in the developing countries. Moreover, it has a practical function towards developing a framework, in order to inform housing policies. A lot of research has gone into the study of the complexities of the urban housing crisis. However, the experiences and culture of the people in the community has been neglected as a basis of understanding the crisis and also a route to a probable solution to minimise it.
This paper investigates the internal survival strategies, concepts and the cultural ideas developed in relation to the general liveability of an urban community immersed in housing crisis using Ajegunle, Lagos, Nigeria, as case.

Keywords: Culture, Urban Housing, Built Environment

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.53-62. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 889.838KB).

Dr Olusegun Oluwole

Phd Candidate, Part-Time Lecturer, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK

My research explores sustainablity through cultural aspects of the built environment while looking at the social, political, environmental and other factors influencing the urban housing crisis in developing countries. My background is in architecture and I am a member of Royal Institute of British Architects(RIBA). I lecture as a part-time lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. I am interested in teaching methods which blend academic fun with learning to enhance the students’ learning process. I also intend to push my research as tool that can be used to minimise the effect of housing crisis in developing countries.

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