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close this bookAssessment of Experience with the Project Approach to Shelter Delivery for the Poor (HABITAT, 1991, 52 p.)
close this folderVII. Conclusions and recommendations
close this folder7.3 Future emphasis and priorities in housing projects
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View the document7.3.1 Projects to provide new shelter
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This report has identified two main types of shelter projects; those providing new shelter and those improving or upgrading existing shelter or settlements. In some cases, the two will be combined. This will offer many advantages, since it will provide employment opportunities for the existing populations, increase the prospects for community participation, provide evidence of local perceptions and priorities to planners developing new areas and provide an overspill area for residents displaced from the upgraded settlement. Since many existing low-income settlements are located on the fringe of urban areas, the scope for combining affordable new shelter and upgrading projects is considerable and deserves emphasis. The two sections below gives an outline of recommended options when the two types of projects are undertaken separately.