The Quality of Housing Produced by the Low Income in a Developing Country: A case study in Ibadan, Nigeria

  • Jaiyeoba Babatunde Emmanuel Department of Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria


The paper illustrates how housing produced by the low income in Ogbere area of Ibadan is negotiated from the societal complex due to the inability of government to provide for them and low income housing not being attractive to the profit driven private sector. Quantitative and qualitative methods were adopted while using the lens of Lefebvre’s theory of space to examine the people, the process and the houses produced. The findings necessitate situating low income housing standards, quality and policy interventions in the social context to upgrade the quality of life in urban areas.

Keywords: Lefebvre, Low income, Housing production, Social context

eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

How to Cite
EMMANUEL, Jaiyeoba Babatunde. The Quality of Housing Produced by the Low Income in a Developing Country: A case study in Ibadan, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 7, p. 161-170, mar. 2018. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 jan. 2020. doi:

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