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The invisible houses: re-thinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries

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Verdouw, J, The invisible houses: re-thinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries, Housing Studies, 31, (6) pp. 752-753. ISSN 0267-3037 (2016) [Letter or Note in Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/02673037.2016.1195100

Abstract

Not willing to limit the problem of low-cost, slum housing in developing countries to the shortage of their number or inadequacy of their form in The Invisible Houses, author Gonzalo Lizaralde draws on Calvino’s (1972) poetic invocations of the social and moral potential of the city to give form and shape to household needs and desires. Beyond the well-trodden policy lines of secure tenure and appropriate dwelling sizes, he argues for the need for the development of housing settlements for the poor that ‘create conditions in which people can live lives they have reason to value’ (p. 1).

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services
Author:Verdouw, J (Dr Julia Verdouw)
ID Code:119378
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2017-07-31
Last Modified:2017-07-31
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