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Chapter 1 Background of the Study The phenomenon of informal' urban housing is not new. Throughout history, the poor have constructed their dwellings around the urban centers of the rich and powerful. What is different today is the scale of activity, a situation which has its roots in the massive movement of rural people away from subsistence agriculture toward rapidly expanding urban centers. All over the world spontaneous settlements were viewed as visual and social pollution, in which untested negative stereotypes and prejudices about the morals, abilities and values of the residents were reinforced by the images of inadequate, disorganized and improvised shelters. [Pet95] It’s been observed that custom researches from decades ago up to present have the tendency to be more inclined in the theoretical analysis as to how and why there’s been a significant increase in the production of self-built or informal houses rather than the built form and structural design of the housing itself. As a result, only a partial understanding of such
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  • Spring '17
  • Danj Jose
  • Architecture, Architecture, Essay, Shanty

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