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Building prosperity : the centrality of housing in economic development

Author: Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Rapid urbanization, as well as being an enormous challenge, also offers great opportunity as investment in housing and the provision of shelter is potentially one of the most effective drivers of economic growth and sustainable national development. This book presents an account of the role of housing in economic growth and development.
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Tibaijuka, Anna Kajumulo.
Building prosperity.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009
(OCoLC)762257754
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka
ISBN: 9781844076321 1844076326 9781844076338 1844076334
OCLC Number: 228374382
Description: xvi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The centrality of housing to economic development --
2. A conceptual framework for understanding housing and economic development --
3. Historical evolution of ideas on housing and economic development --
4. Housing as a source of economic development --
5. Housing finance and development --
6. Housing as a social policy instrument --
7. Conclusions and recommendations.
Responsibility: Anna Tibaijuka.

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