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dc.contributor.advisorNeebel Hamdi.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMourad, Moustafa Abdel Khaleken_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialf-ua---en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-07T21:06:39Z
dc.date.available2013-01-07T21:06:39Z
dc.date.copyright1983en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/75932
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1983.en_US
dc.descriptionMICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCHen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 146-147).en_US
dc.description.abstractRapid urbanization in Egypt has brought on excessive demand for urban housing . The government agencies' attempt to satisfy this demand by the conventional means of public housing since the early 1960's has a mounted only to less than 7% of the urban housing stock. In contrast to this, the informal sector has been efficient in providing housing for those who are caught between the public housing projects and the expensive private sector market. It is estimated that the population of the informal settlements doubles every ten years and that informal housing constitutes 75% of the urban housing stock in Egypt. This thesis will concentrate on a documentation of the evolution of informal settlements, broken down into items and illustrated by narratives reconstructed from interviews. Then the process documented will be compared with the public housing policies in order to identify the gaps between those policies and the role the informal sector plays, outlining the feet that broad, generalized policies are, at most, inadequate, and that future policies should pay more attention to the specific characteristics of the informal sector. Those characteristics may differ according to context. The results of this comparison can be the basis for future recommendations and can also be integrated into established housing practices.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Moustafa Abdel Khalek Mourad.en_US
dc.format.extent[4], 147 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titleThe need for a new approach : analysis of the built environment of informal settlements and public housing policy in Egypten_US
dc.title.alternativeAnalysis of the built environment of informal settlements and public housing policy in Egypten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
dc.identifier.oclc11451451en_US


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