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The case for transformations

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Transformation is extremely popular among residents, so much so that it may be reasonable to ask whether transformation is a universal phenomenon wherever it is allowed either actively or passively. ... More


At the Crossroads of Empires: Middlemen, Social Networks, and State-Building in Republican Shanghai

Nara Dillon and Jean C. Oi (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756198
eISBN:
9780804768436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756198.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

To a degree uncommon among Chinese cities, Republican Shanghai had no center. Its territory was divided among three (sometimes more) municipal governments integrated into various national states and ... More


Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Graham Tipple

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313097
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Many countries have large stocks of government-built housing which, for various reasons, are in poor physical conditions and/or do not conform to the expectations of occupants, who frequently make ... More


The transformation process

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the transformation of government-built housing. It covers the construction process; regulation by planning authorities; phases of transformation; scale; timing; cost; finance; ... More


Sustainability Issues

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the impact of transformation on conserving housing that would otherwise be near the end of its economic life if left unrestored, and demonstrates the level of upgrading which ... More


More than just a dwelling

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

A house is more than just a dwelling. It is a source and reflection of identity and status, and may also be a location for the business that provides the basic necessities of life or for one which ... More


The financial element: transformation as an investment

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the issue of income, since housing investment hinges on the financial resources of the households. It discusses whether transformers' households are low income; the income of ... More


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