First published in 1999, this book consists of in-depth family case studies from Africa, Asia and South America. The purpose of the book is to give a clear understanding of the physical and non-physical structures in bottom-up housing approaches. Physical structures include design aspects, materials, infrastructure and construction methods and stages. Non-physical structures include finance sources, participation and decision processes. All these elements present a challenging task for academics, research, policy makers and non-governmental organizations when intervening in bottom-up housing approaches. The book consists of four sections. Section I is an overview of conceptual issues and cross-national studies. Section II through IV are composed of case studies and fieldwork experiences from Africa, Asia (including the Middle East) and South America.
’Housing Provision and Bottom-Up Approaches provides an ideal reference source for those interested in housing delivery mechanisms and their outcomes…it provides useful insights into the physical and non-physical structures adopted in bottom-up housing approaches.’ Urban Studies ’…very informative and accessible. It is free of jargon. In all, the book is a good reference work and a useful companion for academics, students, and researchers in town planning, architecture and urban design, as well as for policy-makers, NGO representatives and anyone else who is interested in bottom-up approaches to housing provision or in the study of homes from a methodological point of view.’ Indigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor
1. On the Relationships between Family and Housing , Amos Rapoport. 2. User Modifications in Public Housing Estates : Some Findings From the Nigetian Scene, Ben C. Arimah. 3. Breaking Through the Barrier of Standardisation: The Case of Tenth of Ramadam Core Housing Scheme, Egypt, Hala Kardash. 4. Post-Occupy Evaluation of Five-Storey Wlak-Up Dwellings: The Case of Four Mass Housing Estates in Algiers, Magda Behoul. 5. The Attitude of Libyan Families to their Traditional and Contemporary Houses, Abubaker M. Shawesh , Adenrele Awotona. 6. Housing and Difference in Cape Town , South Africa : Case Studies and Policy Concerns, Andrew Spiegel, Vanessa Watson, Peter Wilkinson. 7. Do Grassroots Publicity and Medica uccess Guarantee Successful Housing? A Case Study of ‘’Bottom-Up’’ Approaches to Housing and Urban Regeneration in District Sic, Cape Town , South Africa , Ola Uduku. 8. Housing Adaptable to Changing Conditions : A Physical Analysis of the Older Neighbourhoods of Yokne’am Illit, Israel, Iris Aravot. 9. Housing Processes in War-torn Areas: Family Case Studies form Lebanon, Souheil El-Masri. 10. Chinese Vernacular Dwellings : A Popular Approach to Housing Supply, Ying Liu , Adenrele Awotona. 11. Balancing Capacity with Vulnerability: Dwelling on Unstable Land, Caqueta , Lima , Peru.
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