Many areas vulnerable to flooding are receiving significant development of residential buildings despite the existing flood risk. With the recent increase in flooding, government and the residents of such flood prone areas are spending huge amount of money every year to afford resilience to flooding. Efforts are being made continually to contain or manage flood risk, yet, stocks of residential buildings are on the increase in such areas. What could have informed the choice of the continued increase in property development of such areas in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria? The study concluded that the major encouraging factor that influences continuing inhabitance of flood prone residential properties is affordability (cheap land and house rents). It is therefore recommended that the government should through appropriate agencies revisit the contents of housing policy, device viable mechanism for providing low income housing, create adequate awareness of the risk of building in the flood plains and provide structural flood risk management measures to optimize the efforts of the occupants.
Acceleration, Flooding, Residential properties, Resilience, Port Harcourt
Gladys Chigozie Gerald-Ugwu , Charles Chukwunwike Egolum , Fidelis Ifeanyi Emoh "An Investigation Of Factors Accelerating Rise In Building In The Flood Prone Areas Of Port-Harcourt" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 1 2019 Page 375-384
Gladys Chigozie Gerald-Ugwu , Charles Chukwunwike Egolum , Fidelis Ifeanyi Emoh "An Investigation Of Factors Accelerating Rise In Building In The Flood Prone Areas Of Port-Harcourt" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(1)