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Shelters, Settlements, Policy and the Poor: Appropriate Policies and Technologies for Low-Income Settlements


Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1991 | #34599 | ISBN: 1853391255
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Conference Proceedings.


Report on workshop - training and education, Noelle Houston; report on workshop - self-build and community initiatives, Jeremy Raemaekers; report on working group - infrastructure, health and services, Adrian Smith. Part 1 Policies and institutions: developing institutional capacity for meeting the housing needs of the urban poor - a review of experience in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia, Carole Rakodi; the comparative performance of four institutions - the case of Ismailia, Egypt 1974-1900, Ayman Ismail and Sheilah Meikle; confronting institutional perspectives on genuine participation in decision-making - a case from Brazil, Marisa Rezende; housing in Mongolia - from tent to high-rise, Roy Darke; clearance or rehabilitation - the trends of urban residential renewal in China, Ke Chen; tropical cyclones and Island states - a pattern for development?, James Lewis; the role of small-scale builders in low-income settlements in developing countries - policies, problems and contradictions, Edmundo Werna; the marketization of housing in Eastern Europe - advance or regression?, Natasha Milanovich. Part 2 Technologies for human settlements: choosing infrastructural and health interventions in poor urban communities - cost-effectiveness for health improvements, R.A. Dixon, et al; desiging from people - lessons from our ancestors - a cross-cultural analysis of changing house forms in Turkey and Sri Lanka, Aylin Orbasli and Dhananjaya Senanayake; small enterprises and employment creation in Rio de Janeiro's low-income settlements - the experience of community enterprise programmes, Bertha Treiger; the planning assistance kit - a planning guide for community-based organizations, Nabeel Hamdi; aided self-help house building - the case of Siwa oasis, Omar Khattab; sustaining settlement improvements - Lusaka, Zambia, Alistair Wray. Part 3 Issues and appropriate responses: residential movement and poverty - some implications for the development of spontaneous settlements, Peter Kellett; I want to grow houses, or the 7.62mm (4.9kg) Galil Assault Rifle as an essential tool in the construction process!, Ross Gilhome; supporting settlement design and dwelling design in self-help urban housing in Sri Lanka, Ranjith Dayaratne; the health effects of war and urbanization on the poor in Luanda, Angola, Najmi Kanji; information needs in construction and housing in the Third World, Charles Choguill and Ana Silva-Roberts.

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