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Title: The re-shaping of housing policy in Argentina : moving towards a multi-dimensional approach?
Author: Zavala, Jose Raul
ISNI:       0000 0004 2720 9031
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2010
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This research is concerned with the rising trend in housing policies centred on multidimensional approach to deal with the design of socially sustainable housing programmes that, in turn, aim at the alleviation of poverty. The multidimensional perspective combines tangible and intangible factors, variably experienced by the poor according to their circumstances. These factors are identified as gender, age, geographic localization, education, working skills and capability amongst others. This work has been based on the premise that a new generation of housing programmes are emerging in the Chaco province -Argentina- and addressing poverty alleviation through non- conventional approaches. The hypothesis is that these programmes can be characterized by a blend of features derived from the multidimensional approach, and its central tenets: multisectoriality, participation and devolution. These consider institutional changes and new policies, therefore, programmes and projects embrace the complexity of the poverty which needs Ho be tackled by incorporating, in a synergetic fashion, other agents and organizations' views, as well as combining top-down and bottom-up participatory processes. In order to analyse whether this trend has consistent improvements in the life of the disenfranchised people, this research has selected three housing programmes addressing extreme poverty. The research set up a theoretical framework and developed a parallel between the three programmes and example projects, exploring their differences in terms of multisetoriality, participation and devolution as main attributes, which suggests that a new trend in housing policies is emerging. Nevertheless the extent to what it has been influential in spreading the main lesson or attribute to the whole sector, is a matter of discussion. This research has basically attempted to provide new evidence in the understanding of new trend in housing policies. In addition, it has intended to apply a novel theoretical framework highlighting key factors that could mark a substantial contribution in the field, therefore, adding to the current debate on the weights of given elements that feed the design of housing' programmes.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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