ASSESSMENT OF LANDSCAPE PLANNING IN OSOGBO, OSUN STATE. NIGERIA

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ABSTRACT

A field survey was carried out at eight (8) locations (Powerline, Sabo, Oja-oba, Oke-ayepe, Oke-baale, Dagbolu, Aiyetoro and Isale-osun) selected randomly in Osogbo city of Osun state. Nigeria to assess the extent of Landscape practice in the city. This is done through the administration of questionnaire to 0.2% of the selected location projected 2015 population from the available 1991 population data and a total of 193 questionnaire was administered. Two hypotheses were tested and the two involve two different variable against one (Topography and Government effort against Landscape Quality) using the chi square to determine their level of significance difference. This is to ascertain the quality of Osogbo Landscape and the major cause for the result be it Good or bad which is definitely bad with a level of significance difference less than 0.05 (p>0.05) for the two hypotheses. Other data acquire through the administration of questionnaire on site were analysis with the use of SPPS and interpreted with the use of Graphical representations.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1.BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Land is one of the resources of the ecosystem, central to the existence of man and the assessment of land as an aspect of resource management is germane to effective planning and sustainable development. Land usually functions as corridors for fresh air supply and facilitates good air circulation in general; it enhances the recreational quality for the public and the overall image of a place. The amount of the provision, distribution, and the ease of access to green and well planned land are key contributors to social and ecological functions in urban environments (Barbosa, 2007). However, these key contributors, perhaps, can occur by the knowledge integration of urban planner and Landscape architect. Good Landscape which is beautifying and management of land comes from the knowledge integration of these two professions (Antrop, 2001). A successful implementation of Landscape demands careful thought on how Landscape planning concepts and thoughts can be translated and communicated to people who have to be consider much more  since they are the end consumer. Concepts, theories and methods from planning also need to be given careful thought in order to contribute to a successful implementation of proper landscaping foundation as one of the key to what sustain a city to meet it immediate and future demand. (Yasmin& Ismail, 2015). Landscaping denotes the process of shaping, modifying and creating an outdoor scene, ordered to effectively express the functional and supportive attribute of the public domains within the urban environment. Public domain here means the collective shared spaces within which most of the.