Urbanization: Subsidized Housing and Community Development, Old Fadama, Accra, Ghana
Aninfeng, Paapa Anobil
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Bibliographical references: pages 68-69
"Urbanization over the years has played an important role in the growth and development of Accra, the capital city in Ghana. This development saw the increase of key social elements such as housing, infrastructure, employment opportunities and many other things that improve the quality and standard of living. This growth however was not matched with the influx of people from other places who move to Accra in search of a better situation compared to what they have where they are moving from. This resulted in the creation of slums with the most popular in Ghana being Old Fadama, which has been in existence since 1981. Through the use of indigenous architecture, which has been the staple of construction in Ghana before urbanization, the residents can have a better structured and well thought out means of living that gives them a sense of place and belonging and also further help improve on their living standards."
*Keywords: urbanization, housing, slums, Old Fadama, indigenous architecture, structured, sense of place, belonging, living standards
CHAIR: Huang, Hsu-Jen
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