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Incremental Housing for Small Businesses: Redevelopment of slums in Addis Ababa

Abegaz, Ermias Desyibelegn LU (2017) ASBM01 20161
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
With rapid urbanization and population growth, Addis Ababa faces a big challenge of dealing with slums in the inner city. It has used up most of its space within its boundary and there are now a number of projects on the pipe line to redevelop the inner city slums. This seems to be the single most pressing issue currently.

The recent public housing projects and inner city renewal programs has caused slum residents to be relocated from the inner city to the periphery, lose their small and informal businesses (small businesses are generally vanishing in the recently developed inner city renewal sites) and broke the strong social ties that contributed immensely to the resilience of these neighborhoods.

Dejach Wibe area is among these... (More)
With rapid urbanization and population growth, Addis Ababa faces a big challenge of dealing with slums in the inner city. It has used up most of its space within its boundary and there are now a number of projects on the pipe line to redevelop the inner city slums. This seems to be the single most pressing issue currently.

The recent public housing projects and inner city renewal programs has caused slum residents to be relocated from the inner city to the periphery, lose their small and informal businesses (small businesses are generally vanishing in the recently developed inner city renewal sites) and broke the strong social ties that contributed immensely to the resilience of these neighborhoods.

Dejach Wibe area is among these inner city slum areas planned to undergo an urban renewal process and this thesis work is an attempt to adopt incremental housing for the area to empower residents economically with a focus on small businesses and keep them in their neighbourhoods which is part of the historic city center – Arada (Piassa). (Less)
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author
Abegaz, Ermias Desyibelegn LU
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organization
course
ASBM01 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Incremental Housing, Slum upgrading, sustainability, urban design, Informal settlements
language
English
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8928117
date added to LUP
2017-12-11 14:18:02
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2017-12-11 14:18:02
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  abstract     = {With rapid urbanization and population growth, Addis Ababa faces a big challenge of dealing with slums in the inner city. It has used up most of its space within its boundary and there are now a number of projects on the pipe line to redevelop the inner city slums. This seems to be the single most pressing issue currently.

The recent public housing projects and inner city renewal programs has caused slum residents to be relocated from the inner city to the periphery, lose their small and informal businesses (small businesses are generally vanishing in the recently developed inner city renewal sites) and broke the strong social ties that contributed immensely to the resilience of these neighborhoods.

Dejach Wibe area is among these inner city slum areas planned to undergo an urban renewal process and this thesis work is an attempt to adopt incremental housing for the area to empower residents economically with a focus on small businesses and keep them in their neighbourhoods which is part of the historic city center – Arada (Piassa).},
  author       = {Abegaz, Ermias Desyibelegn},
  keyword      = {Incremental Housing,Slum upgrading,sustainability,urban design,Informal settlements},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Incremental Housing for Small Businesses: Redevelopment of slums in Addis Ababa},
  year         = {2017},
}