Public Services and Housing Provision

NRM N5150 Public Services and Housing Provision
Exam Code 5150
Credit Points 5 ECTS
Term Summer
Module Coordination Prof. Johannes Hamhaber
Lecturers Prof. Johannes Hamhaber
Workload (h) 42 Attendance 108 Self-Study
Prerequisites None
Intended Learning Outcome Students are able to assess different models of provision of services and shelter by comparing the conditions, advantages and disadvantages of several options in order to select and apply context-based solutions in conditions of countries of low and medium development
Content Urban infrastructures typologyGovernance of service provision

  • Service providers in primary, secondary sector, civil society
  • Concepts of PS/PS participation / privatization
  • Settlement structures and housing typology
  • Land ownership and real estate markets
  • Housing in the Global South
  • Legal issues of migration, settlement, tenancy
  • Housing providers in primary, secondary sector, civil society

Urban renewal

  • Low-cost housing and social housing
  • Slum upgrading and resettlement
  • Infrastructure service provision and the poor
Teaching Method Lectures and short presentations, Case study analysis, Role play
Assessment Method Role Play 100%
Recommended Reading

Arnott, R 2009: Housing Policy in Developing Countries. In: Spence, M et al. 2009 : Urbanization and Growth. World BankDavis, M. (2007): Planet of slums. Verso

Grant, J. & Mittelsteadt, L., (2004): Types of gated communities. Environment and Planning B: Planning and design.

Herrle, P. & Walther, U. (eds. 2005): Socially Inclusive Cities: emerging concepts and practices. LIT

Jenkins, P., Smith, H. & Wang, Y. (2007): Planning and Housing in the Rapidly Urbanising World, London, New York.

Kessides, I. 2005: Reforming Infrastructure: Privatization, regulation, and Competition. World Bank.

Misztal, B. 2000: Informality: Social Theory and Contemporary Practice

Potter, R., Binns, T et al. 2008³: Urban Spaces. In: ibid. Geographies of Development. Pearson.

Shatkin, G. (2004): Planning to Forget: Informal Settlements as ‘Forgotten Places’ in Globalising Metro Manila. Urban Studies, 41, 2469–2484.

UN Habitat 2010: Solid waste management in the Worlds Cities. UN Habitat / Earthscan

UNFPA (2007): State of world population 2007. UNFPA

UN-Habitat (2003): The Challenge of Slums: Global Report on Human Settlements 2003. Earthscan

UN-Habitat (2006): Enabling shelter strategies: review of experience from two decades of implementation. UN-Habitat/Earthscan

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