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Title: Methodology to determine housing characteristics in less developed areas in developing countries: A case study of Quetta, Pakistan
Authors: Mahar, Waqas Ahmed
Knapen, Elke
Verbeeck, Griet
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Mediaprint
Citation: Tirana ENHR 2017: Book of Abstracts, Mediaprint,p. 71-71
Abstract: The province of Balochistan is one of the leasts developed areas of Pakistan, facing problems of energy load shedding and rapid urbanization. On the other side the region has great potential for renewable energy sources. This paper is part of a PhD project to develop sustainable housing concepts for Quetta city. However, a first barrier is the lack of data on the existing housing stock. This paper will discuss the methodology and results of collecting housing data in this context. Considering unsatisfactory law and order situation of Quetta, an online survey was conducted to identify safe areas for a housing survey. More areas were included to make the survey more representative. In total 215 houses in 32 residential areas were then surveyed. It is found that housing in Quetta can be divided in 3 main structural types; i.e. R.C.C frame, brick masonry and sundried bricks.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/25009
Link to publication: http://www.enhr2017.com/assets/enhr-abstracts-book.29.08.2017.pdf
ISBN: 9789928083142
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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