Spatial Planning and Land Administration Issues in the Lagos Megacity

  • Muyiwa Agunbiade
Keywords: Spatial planning, land administration.


The four functions of land administration are intricately linked due to the motive for land holding, especially with regard to the physical uses of land and properties as well as the socio-economic considerations. However, these roles currently lack effective coordination. This lack of coordination affects the value of land. Conversely, land values are also shaped by regulations for land-use planning, which are often set by zoning plans. Over the years, connections between different land administration functions have been challenged by the institutional arrangement. There is a need for parcel-based information to enhance the institutional role of spatial arrangement of settlements framed by land-use regulation within the context of land administration systems. This paper examines the broad overview of the concept of land administration and its impact on spatial planning in the Lagos Megacity. This is structured to review existing knowledge by exploring some of the dominant requirements of integrating spatial planning and land administration while focusing on the approaches to addressing the challenges.


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How to Cite
Agunbiade, M. (2023). Spatial Planning and Land Administration Issues in the Lagos Megacity. URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING REVIEW, 9(1), 1-9. Retrieved from