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dc.creatorHAMADEH, SHIRINE TOUFIK
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-20T23:39:38Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-20T23:39:38Z
dc.date.issued 1987
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17022
dc.description.abstract The most dramatic housing manifestation of the twelve year war in Lebanon has been the squatting phenomenon, resulting from internal displacement. This issue has been blindly overbooked by the State and the private sector. Their indifference retaliated in a "silent urban revolt" to which the sprawl of the "war-displaced settlements" in the Southern-Suburb of Beirut testifies. Today, these settlements are in a deplorable condition. This thesis declares the need for an emergency housing solution. It builds on the role of political and economic constraints imposed by the urban system of the country, and on the impact of the social, cultural and economic propensities of the population involved, in determining the nature of the required intervention. By acknowledging these parameters, the study formulates a comprehensive housing policy, in essence, upgrading the existing settlements and relocating their vulnerable zones into a site and services program, thereby shifting the role of the State and private sector from "house producers" to "facilitators".
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.title A HOUSING PROPOSAL AGAINST ALL ODDS: THE CASE OF SQUATTER SETTLEMENTS IN BEIRUT
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
dc.identifier.citation HAMADEH, SHIRINE TOUFIK. "A HOUSING PROPOSAL AGAINST ALL ODDS: THE CASE OF SQUATTER SETTLEMENTS IN BEIRUT." (1987) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17022.


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