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

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 ?