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1st Edition

The Urban Housing Manual
Making Regulatory Frameworks Work for the Poor

ISBN 9781844071487
Published September 1, 2004 by Routledge
150 Pages

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Book Description

Red tape is a significant stumbling block to the provision of affordable shelter to the urban poor and, indeed, slums are largely the result of inappropriate regulatory frameworks. This practice-oriented manual tackles the issue of regulatory frameworks for urban upgrading and new housing development, and how they impact on access to adequate, affordable shelter and other key livelihood assets, in particular for the urban poor. It illustrates two methods for reviewing regulatory frameworks and expounds guiding principles for effecting change, informed by action research. The downloadable resources contain case studies, methods, exercises and tools, references and website links, and a video on reviewing regulatory frameworks.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Farouk Tebbal * Preface by Geoffrey Payne * Introduction * Regulation and Reality * Regulation and Regulatory Frameworks * How do Regulatory Frameworks Affect the Urban Poor * Reviewing Regulatory Frameworks * Guiding Principles for Effecting Change * Some Final Suggestions * Endnotes * References and Further Reading * Index

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Geoffrey Payne is Principal of Geoffrey Payne and Associates, housing and urban development consultants. Michael Majale, formerly with Intermediate Technology Development Group, is a lecturer in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.