Re: [holistichelping] How to make social housing livable
Thought the links below might be of interest to you:
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Paul Cohen <http://www.ashoka.org/fellows/viewprofile3.cfm?reid=97498>
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> Dear Andrius,to the cause which he is serving to keep their body strong and healthy,
> In reference to the discussion below, I just want to
> find out whwther Nikos Salingaros will be interested
> in doing some write up on Zimbabwe.
> We have interesting (weell sad) developments over the
> past two years with regards housing for the poor.
> Government, last year, demolished all the shanties in
> the urban areas of Zimbabwe, leaving over 700,000
> people homeless. The argument of government was that
> it wanted to make housing livable for the poor.
> Now, they are in the process of constructing low-cost
> housing for the poor.
> The level of the destruction of shanties is
> incidentally the biggest in the world.
> If Nikos is interested on more information, I need to
> know what exactly he is looking for, otherwise
> Zimbabwe makes an interesting case in this respect.
> Thank You
> God Bless
> Masimba Biriwasha
> > Andrius: Another topic to work on is helping Nikos
> Salingaros,> he is writing a paper on how to make
> social housing livable.
> > Samwel: i had such information in my interview
> > Andrius: Yes, very good. :: Do you have housing for
> > poor in Kenya?
> > Samwel: Ihave seen such
> > Andrius: One thing to study is how poor people live
> in slums
> > and in state housing.
> I have a strong feeling that every person owes it to him/herself, and
for better or worse, for disappointments and for trying positions.
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