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Comfort in housing as it relates to housing quality among low cost housing inhabitants

Adebayo, Christie Oluseyi and Seow , Tawee (2012) Comfort in housing as it relates to housing quality among low cost housing inhabitants. In: International Conference of Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship 2012 (ICTMBE2012), 18-19 December 2012, Renaissance Hotel, Melaka, Malaysia.


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Globally housing has being identified as one of man’s basic needs, a means for economic growth symbolizing community investment, creating jobs and acting as a centre of skills and development in the community. The quality of life, health, welfare as well as productivity of man is greatly impacted by the availability and adequacy of housing. Housing as the largest consumption and investment of a life time for most individuals, makes it an important component of their quality of life. An adequate stock of decent housing and provision of related community facilities are among the fundamental essentials of human life. The Malaysian Five years housing policy, aims at providing houses for everyone irrespective of their income. Even though the provision of low cost housing in Malaysia has being quite commendable especially after the involvement of private developers, however various researches have been done which shows that these buildings seems to fall short of their expectations. This paper discusses the elements that contribute to the perceived quality of low cost housing environments: dwellings and neighborhoods. This element includes the physical and social characteristics of housing which are major contributors of sustainability in housing and quality of life of the inhabitants.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: comfort; low cost housing; residential satisfaction;sustainable housing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2013 04:19
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:43
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3450
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