The global increase in the number of slums calls for policies which improve the conditions of the urban poor, sustainably. This volume provides an extensive overview of current housing policies in Asia, Africa and Latin America and presents the facts and trends of recent housing policies. The chapters provide ideas and tools for pro-poor interventions with respect to the provision of land for housing, building materials, labour, participation and finance. The book looks at the role of the various stakeholders involved in such interventions, including national and local governments, private sector organisations, NGOs and Community-based Organisations.
1. Introduction: Sustainability, Governance and Affordability of Low Income Housing (The Editors) Part 1: Thematic Perspectives 2. Policy and Politics in Urban Land Market Management: Lessons from Experience (Geoffrey Payne) 3. The New Political Economy of Affordable Housing Finance and Urban Development (Bruce Ferguson, Peer Smets & David Mason) 4. Backing the Self-Builders: Assisted Self-Help Housing as Sustainable Housing Provision Strategy (Jan Bredenoord & Paul van Lindert 5.Resilience of Self-Built Housing to Natural Hazards (Earl Kessler) 6. Renting a Home: The Need for a Policy Response (Alan Gilbert) 7. Housing Cooperatives in the Developing World (Sukumar Ganapati) 8. The Transnational Experience of Community-led Development: the Affordable Shelter Challenge (Beth Chitekwe, Sheela Patel & Diana Mitlin) Part 2: Asia 9. New Fontiers and Challenges for Affordable Housing Provision in India (Urmi Sengupta) 10. How People House Themselves in the Cities of Pakistan Today (Arif Hasan) 11. Self-Help Housing in Indonesia (Devisari Tunas & Laksmi Darmoyono) 12. Community Contracting in Neighbourhood Improvement and Housing: Indonesia and Pakistan (Florian Steinberg) 13. Housing Futures: Housing for the Poor in Sri Lanka (Sharadbala Joshi & M. Sohail Khan) 14. Affordable Housing Policies in Urban China (Mingye Li & Jean-Claude Driant) Part 3: Latin America 15. Affordable Housing Solutions for Low-Income Groups in Mexico and the Urban Housing Challenges of Today (Jan Bredenoord & Lorena Cabrera) 16. Half a Century of Self-Help in Brazil (Suzana Pasternak & Suzana D’Ottaviano) 17. Housing Policy in Colombia (Alan Gilbert) 18. Tackling the Housing Deficit of the Poor in Peruvian Housing Policies (Ana María Fernández-Maldonado) 19. From Shortage Reduction to a Wellbeing Approach: Changing Paradigms in Ecuadorian Housing Policies (Christien Klaufus & Laura Cédres Pérez) 20. Self-Help Housing and Upcoming Policies for Affordable Housing in Nicaragua (Jan Bredenoord & Bart van der Meulen) Part 4: Africa 21. Pathways towards Innovations for Self-Help Housing in Egypt (Ahmed Soliman) 22. Changing Housing Policy in South Africa (Marie Huchzermeyer) 23. Dashed Hopes? Public-Private Partnership and Sustainable Urban Low-Income Housing Delivery in Nigeria (Uche Cosmas Ikejiofor) 24. Housing and the Urban Poor in Kenya: Opportunities for Increased Partnerships and Innovative Practices (Bob Hendriks) 25. Urban Low-Income Housing in Ghana (Paul Yankson & Katherine Gough) 26. Conclusion: Where Do We Go from Here? (The Editors)
"this book provides an excellent resource of empirical material documenting current affordable housing policy (and related practice) in the three key major regions of the Global South, as well as useful thematic chapters which help understand the country case studies. It will be of use to practitioners, policy-makers and students as a reference, and a source of inspiration for scholars wishing to take forward the issues raised in the book and to reignite the level of debate which has been achieved in the past" - Harry Smith, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh