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Social housing in Algeria: case study of Batna city

Djafri, Riadh and Mohamed Osman, Mariana and Rabe, Noor Suzilawati and Shuid, Syafiee (2019) Social housing in Algeria: case study of Batna city. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT), 8 (5C). pp. 254-260. ISSN 2249-8958

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The housing crisis has become a major concern among Algerian citizens seeking a decent life. Low- and medium-income Algerians are facing this issue, despite various policies introduced by the state to ensure everyone is having access to housing provision. Based on the literature, majority of low- and medium-income Algerians are unable to own or buy a decent house, this leads them renting low-quality houses. The article aims to describe the current housing policies and the various housing programmes implemented in Algeria. An analysis on the architectural design of a sample of social housing units will also be discussed in this article. The findings of this research highlight the deficits, and the inferior quality of social housing in Batna city as a particular case study. Therefore, the collaboration of different stakeholders including government policies, architects and designers are needed for good quality social housing development.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3833/75676
Uncontrolled Keywords: Algerian social housing; housing policies and programmes; Algerian housing design.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA100 Architecture and the state
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings > NA4170 Public buildings
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Mariana Mohamed Osman
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2019 16:29
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2019 16:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75676

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