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Between the rich and poor: exposure and adaptation to heat stress across two urban neighbourhoods in Nigeria

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  • Olumuyiwa Bayode Adegun

    (University of the Witwatersrand
    Federal University of Technology)

  • Hezekiah Adedayo Ayoola

    (Federal University of Technology)

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With heat stress as a notable climate-related challenge in Africa, the need to limit heat exposure and enhance adaptation becomes important. Behavioural responses and heat-resistant characteristics of residential buildings are key aspects of exposure and adaptation to heat stress. We report a study that investigates heat exposure and adaptation responses across two neighbourhoods of different socio-economic status in Akure, Nigeria. The study involved a survey of 70 residents in each of the neighbourhoods. The study shows differences and commonalities in personal behavioural responses to heat stress, further revealing that education (p

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  • Olumuyiwa Bayode Adegun & Hezekiah Adedayo Ayoola, 2022. "Between the rich and poor: exposure and adaptation to heat stress across two urban neighbourhoods in Nigeria," Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, Springer, vol. 24(10), pages 11953-11968, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:endesu:v:24:y:2022:i:10:d:10.1007_s10668-021-01924-w
    DOI: 10.1007/s10668-021-01924-w
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