Enhancing Outdoor Landscape Development through the Use of Stones in Jos, Plateau State
Emmamoge Orewere, Ayodele Owonubi (Ph.D.), Lapkat Luka Go’ar, Chiamaka Annastasia Oguledo

The main thrust of this paper is to examine the uses of stones for outdoor landscape development within Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. Data for this research was gathered through physical site survey to tourist sites, hotels, higher institutions and parks where stones were inculcated into landscape designs. Studies carried out on different sites, revealed that 65% of the construction projects use stone as a landscape element. Based on the findings of the study, some recommendations were made which include government, allied professionals in the construction industry can help promote the use of stone in landscaping the environment by setting up schools and centers for training unskilled persons on how best to apply and install stone for landscape purposes, whereby enlightening the public about the benefits of its use to the ecosystem.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jaes.v9n2a5