Monday, February 27, 2012

Affordable Housing..

All humans are born with the same basic senses.. While sharing same ability to cry for their basic needs, they are unable to assess the intellectual propositions without gift, education or training.. This is how folkloric expressions had been developed into structural interpretations, tools and presentations.. The “Folklore” was our spontaneous celebration of life; whereas less balanced or harmonic colors, dimensions or masses; expresses the intellectual naivety of vision, measure or weight.. Once the relative senses grow, we exercise sophistication that is called “Fine Arts”.. Between Folklore and Fine Arts lay the gap of civilization, which is not limited to race, place or time.. A gap of perception and expression; which would be found in New York City or Mogadishu City.. The gap between preparedness for the time or not.. Between understanding or not.. Between eligibility or not..!!

Progressive epistemia is the right interpretation of such intellectual dilemma.. Unless each individual and generation questions the appropriation of his epistemic inheritance; life would freeze at the prehistoric state.. Authorities indirectly aim to encourage people to change concepts, trends and habits in order to urbanize practices and requirements.. Urbanization is the sole evidence of successful public management.. This is why education, healthcare and housing are always the front arenas for concerns and critiques as well.. When politicians were unable to confirm equality and satisfaction in these three fields, both Capitalism and Communism were defined..!!

Endowments, donations and allocations for public schools were known worldwide.. All leaders, at all levels had understood the necessity to prepare “Smart” children to grow in order to sustain the public management.. On parallel, this intellectual supply was always necessary for the business community to excel, prosper and expand.. Similarly; at the Sind Valley, a Visionary Monarch had introduced the first public sewage system.. At Heliopolis, a Tyrant Pharaoh had built the first public clinic.. At Rome, a Military Mayor had organized the first public health service.. Attempts to provide the population with dwellings were always costly and controversial.. Eyes were always slightly open to the negative consequences of crowd and poor housing conditions.. NGOs were gathered to help, but the gap between demand and supply were ever growing fast..

Basically, all involved parties were typically trapped in three main pitfalls; in addressing the problem of affordable housing..

Firstly; All humans are physically and psychologically equal, despite poverty, malnutrition or illiteracy.. They all share the appreciation of a good, comfortable and clean house and a habitat.. When they compromise for a less quality; it is a “Force Majeure” not a choice..!

Secondly; Every person wants her/his own comfortable space, despite how small or insignificant it is.. It is part of the combined personal and mental identity.. Provoking such a need by space limits or unavailability would engrave disagreeable characteristics; which would shake any healthy performance..!

Thirdly; Freedom to express, distinguish or expand a person’s attributes; is the backbone of our life practices and experiences.. When people are forced to be architecturally and visually unified in their publically provided houses; behavior disorder increases with lots of vulgarity, violence and crimes..

Among these three parameters (Appropriation, Individualism and Distinction) lay the measures for successful strategies and implementations.. Such a dream; which is shared by all social and urban managers; can’t be aligned with any cost-based solutions..

Certainly; cost management is inevitable for investment and operation modeling, yet; sacrificing all associated social and cultural aggregates is not reasonably acceptable.. While engineers are entrusted to develop new cheaper construction methods, architects are required to create “humane” models of housing.. While urban planners should innovatively calculate the patterns, city mangers should overwrite the planning processes..

For Standard family of four; 60:70 m2 of two bedrooms, a living space, a kitchen and a bathroom are the least acceptable scope for an appropriate, comfortable and distinct house..!


  1. One of the most complex and significant financial events in peoples' lives is the purchase or sale of a home or investment property. it is really important to ask for advice from realtors and attorneys when planning to buy a real estate.

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  2. The post was a call to think outside the box, innovate new approaches for the supply of “Affordable Houses’’.. Certainly, without real estate experts, probabilities for bad engagement or purchase is high.. Also, without urban visions, probabilities of future slums are much higher..!!

    Despite how ugly, filthy and crowded, the shanty townships in Rio, H Kong and Bombay are unique humane applications and solutions.. We need to capitalize on the innovations to create more adequate and appropriate urban settlements..