The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 11
Page No. 2902 - 2909

The Influence of Land Use Planning on Land Use Changes

Authors : Emmanuel S. Gwamna, Wan Zahari Wan Yusoff and Usman Musa

Abstract: The proper functioning of an urban area and the harmonious coexistence of different land uses is guided and made possible by urban planning policies and regulations. The strategic location of Kaduna metropolis in Nigeria has made it to undergo structural changes geographically, population-wise, economically and socially with time due to the proliferation of human activities on land, though the use of land has not been in conformity with urban planning. There was the need to carry out a proper research study on the magnitude of influence of land use planning on land use changes in a metropolis of a developing country. Simple random sampling technique was employed to select 240 officials from 6 Government agencieswho were administered questionnaires. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) AMOS was used for data analysis. Findings showed that land use planning has a significant influencing relationship to land use change at the level of 64%. The study’s findings will serve as invaluable reference points to public and private stakeholders who are all involved in one way or another with the situation and growth pattern of land uses.

How to cite this article:

Emmanuel S. Gwamna, Wan Zahari Wan Yusoff and Usman Musa, 2016. The Influence of Land Use Planning on Land Use Changes. The Social Sciences, 11: 2902-2909.

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