—Housing is a very critical basic need of man and constitutes the third necessity of life after food and clothing. The high cost of conventional building materials in Nigeria is making the government and the private sector to look for alternative sources of building materials locally in order to meet the housing needs of particularly the low-income citizens. This study looks at the use of stabilized earth bricks by the public-private partnership (PPP) initiative in trying to solve the problem of inadequate housing for low-income urban dwellers in Nigeria. The paper highlights the practice of the public-private partnership in some developed and developing countries for the purpose of delivering a project or service such as housing provision for the populace, which was traditionally provided by the public sector. It was noted that the stabilized earth bricks can be used in the various part of a building depending on the percentage of cement or other additives added to the earth to stabilize the bricks. Recommendations were then made as to how the stabilized earth bricks can be used to meet the housing needs of majority of the low-income urban dwellers in Nigeria.
—Housing, Low-income, Public-Private, Stabilized earth.
The authors are with the Department of Architecture, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite:A. A. Taiwo and Y. M. D. Adedeji, "Stabilized Earth Housing Delivery through the Public- Private Partnership: Panacea to Inadequate Housing Provision for the Low-Income in Nigerian Cities," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 413-415, 2013.