Socio-Spatial Tensions and Interactions: An Ethnography of the condominium housing of Addis Ababa
2012 (English)In: Sustainable Cities: Local Solutions in the Global South / [ed] Robertson, Mélanie, Rudby: Practical Action Publishing Limited , 2012, 97-112 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
In the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, an ambitious government programme has tried to reduce the country’s severe housing shortage through the large-scale produc- tion of low-cost condominium housing. This study examines the interactive rela- tionship between the residents’ way of life and the spatial organization and spatial quality of this housing project. Different motivations and expectations were held by all stakeholders: politicians, planners, and residents (who may be either tenants or owners). Based on ethnographic surveys and key-person interviews, the study discusses how these expectations and attempts for fulfilment continuously influ- ence spatial use, and hence the functional and social performance of the housing estate. While most studies on similar housing programmes are conducted years after the implementation of the programme, this study focuses on the processes as they evolve over time.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rudby: Practical Action Publishing Limited , 2012. 97-112 p.
housing, modernism, lifestyle, social sustainability, condominium
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-25187ISBN: 978-1853397233OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-25187DiVA: diva2:356358
QC 201201312010-10-122010-10-122016-04-18Bibliographically approved