4.236J / 11.463J
Structuring Low-Income Housing Projects in Developing Countries

Prerequisites: 
Permission of instructor

This course explores the divergent motivations and resultant dynamics among international funders, national ministries, local authorities and project benefactors in housing projects. Issues of development are tested against actual projects in a comparative format.

The course is intended as an introduction and understanding of current issues in Third World housing policies and projects and targeted toward those interested in a practical understanding of how projects are prepared by development agencies.

The course prepares students to participate in development projects, and stresses hands-on "real-life" issues that challenge professionals. It combines lectures and intensive class exercises.

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