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An Evaluation of the million houses programme in regional planning perspective

Show simple item record Dissanayake, K 2015-08-26T11:27:47Z 2015-08-26T11:27:47Z 2015-08-26
dc.description.abstract In addition to the najor econanic problems such as unemployrrent, ION productivity, baIance of payment problems e tc- hous.i.nq has also becane one of the rrajor problems in almost all the developing countries. In the year 2000, there will be two billion people crowded in the cities of developing countries. MJre than half of them canprise the absolutely poor people living in cities! Slum and squa tter population living in urban areas in developing countries are increasing at a rate that is almost four t:imes faster than overa l.L world population grONth 2 DJring every 24 hours approxirmtely 50,000 such poverty stricken children die pre-naturely due to lack of adequa te shelter,'Y1adeqrncy f food d .. 3 ~ o , v.e. ter an proper saru,ta ti.on . In Sri Lanka it has been estirmted that fran 1976 to 2001 2.6 million housing units will be required 4 to meet the housing derrand, Every year 33400~Jhlts in urban : t\V&o& and 73000~~its in rural o:yeA':J. are ". Investment in housing has been widely discussed byeconanists, sociologists and in semimrs and workshops on housing. The rrain argurents are ...nether housing should precede econanic develop-rent strategies or ...nether housing investment could stimulate econanic qrowth . Despi te these argurents, housing developnent has been one rrajor area of focuss inThi-0, world fuuntries, since 70's. Infact the year 1987 v.e.s declared iJ.b the Interm ti.onaL Year of Shelter for the Haneless, thereby further ernr;hasising the significance of housing developrrent. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title An Evaluation of the million houses programme in regional planning perspective en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US MSc. en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Town and Country Planning en_US 1988
dc.identifier.accno 74604 en_US

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