Critique of state self-help housing in Northern India

Amita Sinha

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The paper is based upon a post-occupancy evaluation of a low-income housing project in Lucknow in Northern India. It explores the nature of social and environmental change that this housing project helps to precipitate through qualitative evaluation based on ethnographic research. It describes the planning and design model followed by the local government agency and discusses the social consequences of this planning approach. Its shortcomings and strengths are investigated. The paper concludes by suggesting certain policy guidelines for housing in the context of third world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-34
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Marketing


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