Show simple item record Niriella, NC 2013-11-11T16:05:55Z 2013-11-11T16:05:55Z 2013-11-11
dc.description This paper aims to address the some critical issues connected with the low-income dwellers in South Asian cities, particularly in the city of Colombo. It also attempts to examine the failure of policy interventions which were designed to address the issues. In this connection, many governments force low-income dwellers to settle outside the city, but this intensifies the hardships of the factory and casual workers, forcing them to trek every day long distance to reach their work place. On the other hand, city planners have provided low-cost housing in an attempt to save the low-income dwellers from squalor and disease but most such city dwellers were however disinclined to move in for reasons of their own, viz., comparatively high rent & bills, distance from place of work, attachment to place of present residence and neighbors. Also, the lack of genuine interest or ability to stand shoulders apart from the downtrodden and look into the matter from a hands-on perspective, coupled with politically charged separation of people contributes to only prolong the issues. Therefore, the role of state housing provision to the low-income dweller in cities has to be defined as to provide opportunities to satisfy, as far as practicable, housing needs, according to what people can afford and where they would like to live, not only to provide housing but to create a better living environment for residents. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Built Environment en_US
dc.subject City Structure en_US
dc.subject Urban Poor en_US
dc.subject Urban Social Issues en_US
dc.subject Sustainable Human Settlements 1. Introduction This paper en_US
dc.title Critical issues of low-income dwellers in urban planning en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.year 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.conference ICSBE-2012: International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment en_US Kandy, Sri Lanka en_US en_US

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