USERS’ PERCEPTION AND EVALUATION OF CAMPUS ECO-OPEN SPACES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, AKOKA CAMPUS, NIGERIA
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NNEZI UDUMA-OLUGU, OLAWALE IBRAHIM OLASUPO, JOHN ADEKUNLE ADESINA
The design and conception of a university campus is usually done in a manner to create an attractive, conducive atmosphere which is serene as well as beautiful to encourage a right environment for study. University of Lagos prides itself as the University First Choice and the nation’s pride in Nigeria. The university’s unique location besides a lagoon and in an urban setting, gives it the opportunity to exploit the benefits of water tourism and other forms of nature in form of recreation within the eco-open spaces on campus. The aim of the study was to examine people’s perception of the green infrastructure provided, the serenity of the existing eco-open spaces which students always visit due to their biophilic aspects, subsequently evaluate the facilities provided and how they are received by the users. A survey of eighty (80) copies of photo-questionnaires distributed to respondents, which consisted of students, visitors and staff who were met at the various venues. Out of these, 77 were returned correctly filled and used for analysis. Conclusions were reached and recommendations made, in line with the results of the study.
campus eco-open spaces, green infrastructure, landscape perception, landscape urbanism, recreation