Housing in Mega city; Role of Estate Surveyors and Valuers ...

Housing in Mega city; Role of Estate Surveyors and Valuers ...

Housing in Mega city; Role of Estate Surveyors and Valuers and Town Planners Moses Baridi Baridoma Dept of Estate Management Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt Nigeria +2348033083163, +234-8059154444

email: [email protected] Victor C. Obinna Dept. Of Urban and Regional Planning Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port

Harcourt Nigeria +234-8037048891 Email:[email protected] hoo.com Structure of presentation Abstract Introduction Mega city and housing Port Harcourt as a case study Role of Estate Surveyors and Valuers and

Town Planners Concluding reflections and recommendation Introduction City is conglomerate of several activities and history A high level of economic activities Different land uses/ pattern Dynamic and susceptible to change in size/activities

Must be sustainable Basic indicators Good and affordable housing Combination of land uses Functional Infrastructural services Avenue to relax The Mega city A city which has overgrown in size, population and demand for more

infrastructure Designed with satellite towns to ease pressure on the city centre Basic criteria Planned urban environment with infrastructure Strong economy reflective of standard of living Good health programme

High life expectancy Good governance The city of Port Harcourt Capital of Rivers State of Nigeria Established in the 1920s Nigerians oil and gas capital High population, lack of space, decaying

infrastructure, waste management problem, unemployment etc Housing Development Housing as provision of functional shelter for man It has socio-economic benefits It involves the engagement of many professionals Capital intensive Requires institutional backing and regulations

Proposal has high, med high, medium, mid low and low Housing Development Parameters Greater Port Harcourt city Channels of housing delivery Packaged Deal consortium by professionals (requires the formation of a company for development. This company aligns the visions of stakeholders in developing a high level city

configuration and master plan, it also articulate the finances of the project in phases on the bases of self sustenance and growth and at the same time finding the appropriate profitable end users through market analysis. Joint venture equity contribution and shared profit Role of the Estate Surveyor Provide advise on site selection Prepare feasibility and viability appraisals of

housing development schemes Sourcing of funds on large housing schemes on behalf of clients Acts project team leader At post construction stage he takes charge of the management and maintenance to ensure the property continues to command the economic rent and prestige to the property owner Role of the planner To prepare development plan Participate in the implementation of the plan

Surveying existing densities to ascertain degree of comfort Ascertain the range and variety of dwellings Determine occupancy ratio Physical enumeration of obsolescence of structures To recommend a course of action for rehabilitation or redevelopment scheme Estimation of future needs and survey of existing density against expected influx Concluding reflections and

recommendation Mega cities will remain a mirage without the integration of all the professionals in the built environment. Estate surveyors and valuers and town planners are the land use advisers as they formulate, coordinate and control the orderly development of cities to enhance high degree of comfort and quality of life. The role public participation at all stages can not be over stated as public involvement will

ensure satisfactory, credible and sustainable urban development. Thank you

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