An analysis of informal housing : the case of Los Platanitos, Santo Domingo Norte, Dominican Republic

dc.contributor.advisorSletto, Bjørnen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWard, Peteren
dc.creatorPusch, Christeen Alexandraen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-14T19:08:12Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-14T19:08:12Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-14T19:08:25Zen
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010en
dc.date.updated2011-02-14T19:08:26Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractMany Latin American countries have transitioned from agricultural to service-oriented societies since the 1950s and have consequently seen a vast migration of people from rural to urban areas in search of new jobs created in cities. The vast majority of migrants have not been able to afford or obtain formal or government- built housing. They have, consequentially, turned to the informal sector, settled land that was owned by another and built their houses there despite in many cases not having services. The Dominican Republic has seen a similar sequence of events and has also seen a large increase in urban populations and informal housing in its cities. This paper examines the housing in one of these informal settlements, the community of Los Platanitos, located in the municipality of Santo Domingo Norte and among the poorer settlements in Santo Domingo. Specifically, this study examines the process in which the community was settled and consolidated as well as residents’ ability to improve their situation through acquisition of this property. It also looks at the current state of housing in Los Platanitos in terms of spatial distribution and existing and needed support systems.en
dc.description.departmentCommunity and Regional Planningen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-12-2506en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectInformal housingen
dc.subjectSanto Domingoen
dc.subjectDominican Republicen
dc.titleAn analysis of informal housing : the case of Los Platanitos, Santo Domingo Norte, Dominican Republicen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity and Regional Planningen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity and Regional Planningen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Community and Regional Planningen

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