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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Quality of life and sustainability issues as seen by the population of low-income housing in the region of Campinas, Brazil
Author: Kowaltowski, DCCK
da Silva, VG
Pina, SAMG
Labaki, LC
Ruschel, RC
Moreira, DDC
Abstract: This paper presents a study on quality of life and sustainability indicators relating to site-planning parameters for low-income public housing projects in the region of Campinas, Brazil. The study is based on a post-occupancy-evaluation (POE), conducted in five housing developments. Most of these housing projects are based on a repetitive model and are devoid of urban infrastructure. Users act on their own in providing for some elements considered necessary to create an identity and community spirit. Results show that the population relates quality of life to economic factors and sustainability is associated to reduce utility bills. Houses are preferred to apartments and satisfaction with the present housing conditions is high, despite low feelings of security in the neighbourhood. This work is part of a broader study, which aims to develop design evaluation tools. Most sensitive quality of life and sustainability indicators related to site-planning should permeate these tools and establish design guidelines. The inclusion of a large number of qualitative design issues into the decision-making process and the questioning of existing standardized solutions are seen as essential means to increase local housing quality. (C) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: quality of life
low income
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd
Citation: Habitat International. Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd, v. 30, n. 4, n. 1100, n. 1114, 2006.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2006.04.003
Date Issue: 2006
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