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2021-04-01Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/22988
Social Capital: Higher Resilience in Slums in the Lagos Metropolis
dc.contributor.authorObaitor, Olabisi Sakirat
dc.contributor.authorLawanson, Taibat O.
dc.contributor.authorStellmes, Marion
dc.contributor.authorLakes, Tobia
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-17T11:00:51Z
dc.date.available2021-06-17T11:00:51Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-01none
dc.date.updated2021-05-03T08:09:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/23655
dc.descriptionThis article was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Open Access Publication Fund of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.none
dc.description.abstractDifferent slums exhibit different levels of resilience against the threat of eviction. However, little is known about the role of the social capital of the slum community in this context. This study investigates the factors contributing to slum resilience in the Lagos Metropolis, Nigeria, through a social capital lens. This study first investigates land allocation in slums, then the available social capital, and subsequently how this capital influences resilience to the threat of eviction in slums. Data were collected in two slum communities, in Lagos, through in-depth interviews and focus groups discussion. This study shows that land allocation is done by the traditional heads, contrarily to the mandate of the Nigeria Land Use Act of 1978. Furthermore, there is a form of structural social capital through the presence of government registered community development associations in the slums; however, their activities, decision-making process and the perception of the residents’ towards their respective associations, differs. This led to differences in trust, social cohesion and bonding ties among residents of the slum, thereby influencing resilience to the threat of eviction in slums. Since community group associations, through the appointed executives, drive the efficient utilization of social capital in slums, this study therefore recommends their restructuring in order to support a sustainable solution to the threat of eviction in slums in Lagos.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch Network for Geosciences in Berlin and Potsdam
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectsocial capitaleng
dc.subjectcommunity groupseng
dc.subjectcommunity actioneng
dc.subjectslum resilienceeng
dc.subjectLagoseng
dc.subject.ddc333.7 Natürliche Resourcen, Energie und Umweltnone
dc.subject.ddc690 Bau von Gebäudennone
dc.titleSocial Capital: Higher Resilience in Slums in the Lagos Metropolisnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/23655-8
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/22988
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.pages18none
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dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn2071-1050
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.3390/su13073879none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleSustainabilitynone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume13none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue7none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber3879none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameMDPInone
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bua.import.affiliationObaitor, Olabisi S.; Applied Geoinformation Science, Institute of Geography, Humboldt University of Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germanynone
bua.import.affiliationLawanson, Taibat O.; Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Lagos, University Road, Akoka 100213, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria; Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development, University of Lagos, University Road, Akoka 100213, Yaba, Lagos, Nigerianone
bua.import.affiliationStellmes, Marion; Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics, Institute of Geographical Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Malteserstr. 74-100, 12249 Berlin, Germanynone
bua.import.affiliationLakes, Tobia; Applied Geoinformation Science, Institute of Geography, Humboldt University of Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany; Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environmental Systems, Humboldt University of Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germanynone
bua.departmentMathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultätnone

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