This Quick Guide describes ways of addressing low-income housing. It reviews well - tried methods of improving the housing environments of people living in slums and informal settlements, and providing adequate housing for future generations living in Asia’s cities. The guide examines considerations needed to improve these settlements, and to produce housing at a city-wide scale.
The other Quick Guides in this series are:
Quick Guide 1- Urbanization: The role the poor play in urban development
Quick Guide 2 - Low-Income Housing: Approaches to help the urban poor find adequate accommodation
Quick Guide 3 - Land: A crucial element in housing the urban poor
Quick Guide 4 - Eviction: Alternatives to the whole-scale destruction of urban poor communities
Quick Guide 5 - Housing Finance: Ways to help the poor pay for housing
Quick Guide 6 - Community-Based Organizations: The poor as agents of development
Quick Guide 7 - Rental Housing: A much neglected housing option for the poor.