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The Invisible Houses free pdf There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve 'the housing problem' in developing countries. The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through the slums and informal settlements of South Africa, India, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Cuba, Haiti and many other countries of the global south, revealing the challenges of, and opportunities for, improving the fate of millions of poor families. Stressing the limitations of current approaches to housing development, Gonzalo Lizarralde examines the short, mid, and long term consequences of housing intervention. The book covers the issues of planning, design, infrastructure and project management, explaining the different variables that need to be addressed and the causes of common failures and mistakes, while outlining successful strategies based on embracing a sustained engagement with the complexity of processes that are generally invisible.

About Gonzalo Lizarralde

Gonzalo Lizarralde is a professor at the School of Architecture, Universite de Montreal. He has more than 15 years' experience in the field of housing and project management in developing countries. He has authored more than 50 articles on the subjects of housing, post-disaster reconstruction and project management. He is a founding member of i-Rec, an international network for improving post-disaster reconstruction.

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Author : Gonzalo Lizarralde
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 03 November 2014
ISBN : 0415840821
EAN : 9780415840828
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 250 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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