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Performance criteria for public housing evaluation in developing countries (Case Study of Gombe Metropolis, Nigeria)

Kasim, Rozilah and Bala Ishiyaku, Bala Ishiyaku and Harir, Adamu Isa (2014) Performance criteria for public housing evaluation in developing countries (Case Study of Gombe Metropolis, Nigeria). In: 7th International Real Estate Research Symposium (IRERS 2014), 29-30 April 2014, National Institute of Valuation (INSPEN) .


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The study highlights the performance criteria for public housing developments in developing countries, with particular reference to Gombe metropolis, Nigeria. As an on-going PhD research, the aim is to postulate a framework for public housing evaluation with reference to occupants' experience. Literature revealed how little attention is given to safety and health of housing occupants, oversight on the influence of human attributes on housing performance evaluation, the inadequacy in evaluation research on public housing performance and the need for appropriate evaluation tools and methods. Unlike in all previous studies, occupants' experiences with performance of building and environmental features are compared with socioeconomic attributes of the occupants. As a multi-disciplinary activity, theoretical and conceptual frameworks were adopted. The study approach is considered a mixed method, because of the need for both quantitative and qualitative data to explain the findings and implication of the results. As the study moves toward pragmatists' school of thought about what constitute knowledge, exploratory survey and case study were adopted. The study focused on five (5) housing estates, with total housing units of 1048. 286 households will be selected by systematic random sampling to answer the questionnaires. The study will reveal the most significant building and environmental features that influence public housing performance in Gombe metropolis from occupants' experience, the most relevant socioeconomic attributes of the occupants that influence the occupants' experience with the performance of public housing in Gombe metropolis and Performance criteria for public housing evaluation in developing countries. The findings will portray the relevance of occupants experience to the sustainable public housing evaluation in developing countries..

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: occupants’ experience; performance evaluation; performance criteria; post occupancy evaluation; public housing; developing countries
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101-1396 Land use
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2014 07:03
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2014 07:03
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5615
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