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Environmental Issues and Low-cost Housing


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  • Format: Soft Cover
  • ISBN: 9781919713182
  • Extent: 220
  • Published:
  • Category: UCT Press, Developmental Studies

R368.00



Quality of life, a healthy environment and sound development are closely linked. By considering environmental factors at all stages of the planning, design and development process, living conditions in settlements and housing programmes can be significantly improved. This book provides ideas and guidance for the upgrading of informal settlements and planning of low cost housing projects so that they are environmentally sustainable.

• Chapter 1: Housing: towards a sustainable approach
• Chapter 2: Land identification: choosing a suitable site
• Chapter 3: Planning and developing the site: creating a habitable settlement
• Chapter 4: Services and the environment
• Chapter 5: The housing unit: building for comfort
• Chapter 6: Environmental improvement measures

• students in the environmental, developmental and urban planning fields
• community-based organisations and self-help housing schemes
• local authorities and housing officials
•  The book is illustrated throughout with line drawings 
•  Case studies and glossaries make the text easily understandable 
•  Lists of resource organisations and further readings are also provided

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Quality of life, a healthy environment and sound development are closely linked. By considering environmental factors at all stages of the planning, design and development process, living conditions in settlements and housing programmes can be significantly improved. This book provides ideas and guidance for the upgrading of informal settlements and planning of low cost housing projects so that they are environmentally sustainable.

• Chapter 1: Housing: towards a sustainable approach
• Chapter 2: Land identification: choosing a suitable site
• Chapter 3: Planning and developing the site: creating a habitable settlement
• Chapter 4: Services and the environment
• Chapter 5: The housing unit: building for comfort
• Chapter 6: Environmental improvement measures

• students in the environmental, developmental and urban planning fields
• community-based organisations and self-help housing schemes
• local authorities and housing officials
•  The book is illustrated throughout with line drawings 
•  Case studies and glossaries make the text easily understandable 
•  Lists of resource organisations and further readings are also provided

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