HOUSING & HUMAN SETTLEMENTS 45 Hrs.

Course Code: BAR 310 

Course Title: HOUSING & HUMAN SETTLEMENTS                                         45 Hrs.

Objective of the Course: To introduce students to National and Global need for Housing, Socio-cultural parameters of housing and settlements.

Course Outline: Lectures in the areas of introduction to National and Global need for Housing, Socio-cultural parameters of housing and settlements. Economic and political parameters of Housing. Urban and rural Housing Strategies: Social Economic and Financial, Cultural and Technological Strategies. Introduction to issues of settlement planning : Zoning, densities and density control, infrastructures and services, Typology of dwellings, cost control and ownership.

Learning Methods: Lectures 

Evaluation Method: The students are expected to carry out written assignments, exercises and sit for a continuous assessment test(s)

Final Examination: At the end of semester students are to sit for a two hour written examination

Learning Resources: Students are expected to refer to Habitat : human settlements in an urban age by Gunn, Angus M., Human settlements: crisis and opportunity, by Barbara Ward, The Planning and management of human settlements with special emphasis on participation by Hill, Dilys M., Strategies for human settlements: habitat and environment by Bell, Gwe

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