An approach to housing in developing countries
Parashar, Jawahar Lal
Master of Architecture
This thesis is a study of those aspects which have a direct bearing on problems of housing in developing countries. In the present context the term 'developing countries' refers to those countries just starting the cycle of modern economic development through industrialization. An attempt has been made to define the nature and extent of the problem, identify what is really involved, clarify its various aspects, and suggest an approach. Part I of this study approaches the problem from a broad national viewpoint. After establishing that the problem of housing is a consequence of rural to urban migration, it concludes that a town centered pattern of urbanization is most suitable toward the solution of housing problems in developing countries. Part II deals with sociological, cultural, climatic and economic postulates of housing. Based on this study, conclusions and design precepts are established. Part III is a demonstration of the principles established in the text and are presented as a prototype case-study for Faridabad Industrial Township in Northern India.