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Exploring Sustainability in Providing Low‐Cost Housing in Khartoum‐ Sudan

Exploring Sustainability in Providing Low‐Cost Housing in Khartoum‐ Sudan

Show simple item record Awad, Zuhal Eltayeb 2018-11-26T09:09:06Z 2018-11-26T09:09:06Z 2018
dc.description.abstract The Sudanese housing policies encompass two main types of programs. The first one addresses the  needs of all sectors of the population for the provision of plots through site and services schemes. The second  type provides small built core units (Incremental housing) for the low‐ income groups. The aim of the paper is  to examine the evolution of sustainable design of the core units built by the public sector for low‐income  families. The research selected some low‐cost housing projects provided in different periods of time e.g. Duim  project _1949, El shabiya project_1963, Al Iskan Project _1975 and state fund projects _2001 as case studied.  The analysis focused on four parameters: the size of the project, the target group of inhabitants, the design of  the core unit and the construction including building materials and technologies, these parameters are  compared  to  U.N.  Habitat  principles  of  sustainable  housing.  The  research  found  that  old  projects  had  comprehensive approach including socio‐_economic surveys of the intended inhabitants, while new projects put  more emphasis on quantities of built units than on quality of housing. Former projects used cheap traditional  building materials and technologies which is more sustainable than the expensive imported materials used in  new projects. The research identified the introduction of mixed housing of different income levels in new  projects that guaranteed social sustainability en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Khartoum en_US
dc.subject Low‐Cost Housing Projects; Sustainability; Core‐Unit; Building Materials and Technologies en_US
dc.title Exploring Sustainability in Providing Low‐Cost Housing in Khartoum‐ Sudan en_US
dc.type Publication en_US

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