Challenges of student housing provision through public private partnership
- Authors: Ibrahim, AbdulHafeez , Musonda, Innocent , Ibrahim, Kabir
- Date: 2018
- Subjects: Build-operate-transfer , Nigeria , Public private partnership
- Language: English
- Type: Conference proceedings
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/278483 , uj:29885 , Citation: Ibrahim, A., Musonda, I. & Ibrahim, K. 2018. Challenges of student housing provision through public private partnership.
- Description: Abstract: The conditions of suitable accommodation congruent to students’ academic pursuits are at their worst decline. Inadequate hostels for students in Nigerian Universities have been of great concern to Government and the University authorities. In the absence of public funds for infrastructure projects, the government’s attempt to attract the private sector in the provision of student housing has not recorded significant achievement. This study reports on the challenges faced by developers in adopting the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) model of project delivery with focus on public private partnerships (PPP) in Nigeria. The study found that developers perceive investment in student housing under BOT as worthy of investment. The study used a mixed method of data collection. One hundred and twenty questionnaires were administered to members of the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria, and interviews were conducted with the Nigerian Infrastructure Regulator commission (ICRC). The study found that Developers are willing to adopt BOT for Student Housing. The study concludes that lack of long term loans, time and cost intensiveness of a BOT project, high interest rate on loans, disinterest on the part of lending institution, and preference for traditional procurement route are the challenges faced by developers in adopting Build-Operate-Transfer for the provision of student housing.
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Sustainable land use and development: perspective on Cosmo City, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Authors: Onatu, George Okechukwu
- Date: 2012
- Subjects: Housing policy - South Africa , Land use - South Africa - Cosmo City (Johannesburg) , Sustainable development - South Africa - Cosmo City (Johannesburg) , Public private partnership
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:4678 , ISBN 978-978-923-247-5 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/10447
- Description: The rapid growth in housing demand since 1994 represents a mammoth task for both the present and future housing policy in South Africa. The new Developmental Local Government in an effort to address this challenge has placed high premium to informal settlement formalization and mixed income housing development. The rationale behind these two approaches is to address urban poverty, segregation and redevelopment. The goal of this paper is to appraise mixed income housing development as it relates to sustainable land use with the objective towards integration along racial and social grounds. The problem associated with South African housing policy in creating separate residential development based on income group has reached a crisis point in addressing housing challenge facing the country. The poor remain located on the peripheries of the cities where the land is cheap and far from their places of work and have to travel long hours to and from work. The City of Johannesburg is characterized by fragmented housing development that lack harmonious integration and this impact on infrastructural provision and access to job opportunities. Hence, this investigation tends to appraise the development of mixed income housing development in addressing these challenges. This investigation will be based on an exploratory research and will reviewing the success and challenges of mixed income housing development. Both published and unpublished literatures were equally use in this study as well as focus group discussion and interview with the beneficiaries as well as the principal developers and City of Johannesburg representatives. Integration of the poor into the urban system is achievable with effective and efficient Public Private Partnership.
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