A Critical Review of Housing in Nairobi- Different Actors- Different Socio-Economic Groups
Type
journal article
Year
2007
This research was undertaken by means of qualitative ethnographic method. The arguments in this paper underlie the important role of the different actors in private tenement housing delivery in a developing city such as Nairobi, where more than half the population is poor. In Nairobi the private tenement housing delivers both conventional as well as non-conventional housing with the majority of the poor being able to access only the later. Nonconventional housing includes the informal as well as the slum. Although still targeting the poor, with time, the majority of what started as non-conventional housing undergoes greater physical development. This process ensures access to enough affordable low-income housing. Development in housing delivery has been supported by the government through encouraging creation of relevant housing institutions, developing relevant byelaws and regulations and putting in place an appropriate framework for housing delivery. For a developing city encouraging the participation of the private sector in housing delivery for the different socio-economic groups is a sure guarantee of providing housing for a large percentage of the population.
Citation
Ochieng, Crispino C. "A Critical Review of Housing in Nairobi- Different Actors- Different Socio-Economic Groups," in ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 1, issue 3 (2007).
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Authorities
Copyright
Crispino C. Ochieng
Country
Kenya
Language
English
Keywords
environment-behavior studies
housing
sustainable development