The Case for Incremental Housing (Cities Alliance Policy Research and Working Papers Series)

The Case for Incremental Housing by Patrick Wakely and Elizabeth Riley makes the case for governments to initiate and support incremental housing strategies as a major component of integrated urban development.
The case rests on six main arguments: the number of households that can be impacted; the financial benefits of cost-sharing between households and the government; the resulting enhanced efficiency in urban management; the potential for improved strategic planning; improved governance through more transparency and accountability; and the strengthening of local communities as well as job opportunities.
The publication is the first in the Cities Alliance Policy Research and Working Papers Series, which seeks to capture rigorous research and analyses of trends and innovations in urban development with the overall goal of enabling the transformative role of cities in poverty reduction.
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