Collective Housing Case Studies in Asia
CAMBODIA - Akphivat Mean Cheay - 2000
This roadside squatter community planned and built their own resettlement housing project, and showed a war-torn Cambodia how housing problems can be solved better by partnership, not by eviction.
CAMBODIA - Pro Lay Toek - 2012
The on-site upgrading of the Pro Lay Toek, a canal-side squatter settlement, was the first chance for the provincial city of Neak Loeung to see what a collaborative, community-managed housing project looks like.
INDIA - IHSDP in Sangli, Miraj & Kupwad - 2015
This case study describes a citywide land readjustment housing project in which 22 slum communities moved to 7 existing slum communities (all within 3-4 kms of the old settlements) and redeveloped their housing in 4-story walk-up flats, with the public land being leased by the cooperative housing societies set up in each building.
INDIA - Kamgaar Putala - 2005
This case study describes the community-driven resettlement of 176 flood-affected riverside squatter families in Pune to free government land and new housing located 8 kms away, with collective land
INDIA - Kanjurmarg Transit Housing - 2009
This is the story of a transit housing project for railway slum dwellers displaced by a track-widening project that was planned and executed by the families and their federation partners, with support from government authorities. Later they all moved into permanent apartments in housing blocks built by the state government and given to the families free.
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