Some Trends in Housing Improvement in Sweden and Third World Cities

  • Hans Wohlin
Part of the Urban Innovation Abroad book series (UIA)


Urban growth is taking place at an alarming rate in the developing world. Natural increase in population combined with rural-urban migration has resulted in overcrowded inner-city areas and extensive squatter settlements. Many of the problems caused by rapid urban growth are elaborated elsewhere but I would like to add some points of contrast which emerged at an Expert Group Meeting on Rehabilitation of the Existing Housing Stock organized in New Delhi by the United Nations Center for Human Settlements.


Housing Market Housing Policy Housing Stock Regulatory Instrument World City 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Wohlin
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  1. 1.Planning DepartmentStockholmSweden

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