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Tenants´Participation in Community Infrastructure Upgrading Project
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis aims to illuminate the relationship between housing tenure, participation and physical outcome of a Community Infrastructure Upgrading Project. The theoretical framework is made up by various concepts relating to participatory planning aimed at poverty reduction in developing countries. Focus for the study has therefore been to investigate how social relations and norms within the community have affected community participation and the physical outcome of the project as well as investigating how participation or non participation among tenants can be explained. The results show that tenants are not participating as much as house owners partly because of their lack of knowledge about community activities and partly because tenants as a group are not included in the concept of community, neither by themselves nor by officials and house owners. The findings show that the relationship between housing tenure, participation and physical outcome gives important insights into what implementations community based planning might have.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 66 p.
Keyword [en]
Tenure, Unplanned settlements, Upgrading, Community, Power structures.
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-76937OAI: diva2:528352
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-27 Created: 2012-05-25 Last updated: 2012-06-27Bibliographically approved

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