Sustainability constrains of Social Housing Projects in Egypt
Bulletin of the Faculty of Engineering. Mansoura University
Egypt -as many developing countries-is facing environmental, economic and social constrains. Also facing the negative impact of population growth. And the need to Provide safe and adequate housing for low income people to create an environment of social justice. Lack of affordable housing is recognized as one of the fundamental problems in urban areas in developed and developing countries alike. Egypt should adapt sustainable solutions to curb population growth and its negative impact on the
... ironment such as the increasing demands made on natural resources, man-made and urban expansion over agricultural land. The Main Objective of this paper is to: examine the potential of adopting sustainable social housing projects in Egypt to overcome the country's short-term future ). challenges. Where we could rely on as a nucleus for the new urban communities facing environmental, economic and social challenges. The research select affordable housing projects which present the three Axis of the national housing project (2005which are: "Othman Housing (first care housing), Graduate Villages in Burullus (rural housing) and Harm city (private sector initiative)" to study their issues and how they achieved the program objectives. To identify Constrains, opportunities and potentials that Egypt should widely discuss to determine the most appropriate during the construction of the current social housing project (The million units project).