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The Significance of Community Training Centers in Building Affordable Housing and Developing Settlements

by Jan Bredenoord 1,2, Joon Park 3,* and Kyohee Kim 4
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International Urban Planner/Housing Researcher, 3823 CL Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Retired Research Fellow, International Development Studies, Utrecht University, 3584 CB Utrecht, The Netherlands
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International School of Urban Sciences, University of Seoul, Seoul 02504, Korea
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Department of Sociology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Sustainability 2020, 12(7), 2952; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12072952
Received: 2 March 2020 / Revised: 31 March 2020 / Accepted: 2 April 2020 / Published: 7 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
This paper examines the visions and the roles of community training centers (CTCs) in community development and housing provision in developing countries from the perspective of assisted self-help housing. It reviews a Korean community center that contributed to community-led self-help housing for low-income groups in the 1970s. It also reviews a few notable CTCs from India, Uganda, Nepal, and three countries in Central America to examine the functions and contributions of the CTCs. It was found that CTCs play a central role in community empowerment and the production of affordable building materials receiving technical or financial assistance from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments. The paper makes a compelling case for CTCs by drawing on these exemplary cases to provide a development model that has the potential to facilitate the improvement of the living environment in developing countries. View Full-Text
Keywords: community participation; community center; community training center; sustainable building material; low-cost housing; assisted self-help housing community participation; community center; community training center; sustainable building material; low-cost housing; assisted self-help housing
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Bredenoord, J.; Park, J.; Kim, K. The Significance of Community Training Centers in Building Affordable Housing and Developing Settlements. Sustainability 2020, 12, 2952.

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