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Extending ThemselvesUser Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries$
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Graham Tipple

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780853235040

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313097

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Sustainability Issues

Sustainability Issues

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(p.80) 5. Sustainability Issues
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Extending Themselves
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0005

This chapter discusses the impact of transformation on conserving housing that would otherwise be near the end of its economic life if left unrestored, and demonstrates the level of upgrading which has taken place in the study areas by examining the physical conditions and servicing levels that have been produced. The plan forms that result from transformation are examined and shown to contribute to the continuity of families by allowing the next generation to occupy them conveniently. The chapter also examines the tendency for transformations to supply accommodation that would otherwise be found in the periphery of cities, and, at the same time, considers the tendency to crowd too much accommodation onto the available plot space.

Keywords:   government-built housing, low-income housing, continuity of families, accommodation, crowding

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