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Housing Density and Housing Preference in Bangkok’s Low-income Settlements

Published on 2 September 2013

The traditional view of a low-income informal settlement is of overcrowded space that has both high population density within its land area and within each dwelling. This paper investigates whether this high density is observed in practice, and whether it is perpetuated in other forms of low-income housing, both community-developed (in settlements upgraded through participatory processes) and public housing.

This is done through spatial analysis of housing and settlement form and function, household surveys of socio-economic characteristics and satisfaction with living conditions, and in-depth interviews with residents.

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Gordon McGranahan

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published by
IIED
authors
Usavagovitwong, N, Pruksuriya, A., Supaporn, W., Rak-U, C., Archer, D. and McGranahan, G.
journal
Urbanization and Emerging Population Issues, volume 12
isbn
978-1-84369-956-9

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