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Data Brief. 2018 May 2;18:1725-1733. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.04.089. eCollection 2018 Jun.

Statistical exploration of dataset examining key indicators influencing housing and urban infrastructure investments in megacities.

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1
Department of Building Technology, Covenant University, Nigeria.
2
Department of Architecture, Covenant University, Nigeria.
3
Department of Economics and Development Studies, Covenant University, Nigeria.

Abstract

Lagos, by the UN standards, has attained the megacity status, with the attendant challenges of living up to that titanic position; regrettably it struggles with its present stock of housing and infrastructural facilities to match its new status. Based on a survey of construction professionals' perception residing within the state, a questionnaire instrument was used to gather the dataset. The statistical exploration contains dataset on the state of housing and urban infrastructural deficit, key indicators spurring the investment by government to upturn the deficit and improvement mechanisms to tackle the infrastructural dearth. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics were used to present the dataset. The dataset when analyzed can be useful for policy makers, local and international governments, world funding bodies, researchers and infrastructural investors.

KEYWORDS:

Construction; Housing; Megacities; Population; Urban infrastructures

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