Self-Built Houses (SBH) in Dhaka City
Self-built houses are defined in this study as those which are developed by the owners by using their own leisure time. They are in abundance especially in the developing countries where the public sectors are not resourceful enough to cater for the lower income group. In the particular context of Dhaka City, these self-built houses are found to be located in confused sprawls, a particular type of urban development evolving at urban fringes when agro lands are converted to urban residential quarters. This chapter describes the different morphological and non-morphological issues related to the self-built houses in confused sprawls in Dhaka City in order to familiarize the reader to the particular context.
KeywordsSelf-built houses Confused sprawl Dhaka city
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