Urban Renewal for Affordable Housing

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High-rise densification of Hongkong to manage population in a small band of land.

Plot-level redevelopment and in-situ redevelopment of squatter settlements: The problem of urban housing has always been an inevitable outcome of growing urbanization. In trying to cope with it cities have typically grown physically in a horizontal sprawl with largely low-rise, low-density urban forces necessitating extension of lines of transportation and services beyond reasonable limits. In… Continue reading Urban Renewal for Affordable Housing

Corporate Social Responsibility in Heritage Areas

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Jal Mahal revival, a project mired in controversy related to ownership and maintenance of heritage structures.

The protection of our national heritage is about protecting the cultural legacies so that it is experienced by the future generations to enable understand who we were who we are and help to assess where can we be lead to. Today with the advent of globalization and with development of the phenomenon of global corporation,… Continue reading Corporate Social Responsibility in Heritage Areas

Is Affordable Housing Inclusive ?

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An affodable housing project underway In New Delhi.

Over half of the world is urbanized now. An ever growing population and increasing activities in a developing city bring about tremendous pressure on the urban land and its housing sector. Urbanization has resulted in people increasingly living in slums and squatter settlements and has deteriorated the housing conditions of the economically weaker sections of… Continue reading Is Affordable Housing Inclusive ?