Presentation on theme: "1 Social Polis, EF3, 11 May 2009. 2 UN-HABITAT EXISTENTIAL FIELD 3 COMMENTS BY NAISON MUTIZWA-MANGIZA UN-HABITAT ON HOUSING, NEIGHBOURHOOD AND HEALTH:"— Presentation transcript:
2 UN-HABITAT EXISTENTIAL FIELD 3 COMMENTS BY NAISON MUTIZWA-MANGIZA UN-HABITAT ON HOUSING, NEIGHBOURHOOD AND HEALTH: RESEARCH REVIEW & SHORT RESEARCH AGENDA Social Polis, EF3, 11 May 2009
3 Research Review Paper Interesting and useful research review Review of fragmentation of housing systems in agreement with UN-Habitat global review (Global Reports 2005 & 2009) Review captures issues of interest to UN: (a) Housing systems; (b) Social cohesion; (c) Informal housing/slums; (d) Security of tenure; (e) Access to basic services; (f) Health Social Polis, EF3, 11 May 2009
4 Research Review Paper Add Background, to provide context Add Objectives of the paper Add Organization of paper and rationale for this Define key concepts used in paper: (a) social cohesion (b) health (c) well-being (d) neighbourhood Social Polis, EF3, 11 May 2009
5 Research Review Paper Use of neighbourhood in section 3 not clear: physical residential unit or social interaction? Strengthen links between sections 2 and 3, on one hand, and section 4, on the other Link social cohesion and health and well being conceptually Explain causal linkage between separation of residential from employment etc and transport investment and obesity (p.12) – less walking? Social Polis, EF3, 11 May 2009
6 Research Review Paper & Research Agenda Consider integrating more basic factors influencing health, well-being & quality of place: (a) Security of tenure (b) Access to basic services (water & sanitation) (c) Overcrowding/density (d) Physical quality of housing (state or repair) (e) Crime and violence (f) Vulnerability to natural hazards (g) Environmental pollution (air and water) Social Polis, EF3, 11 May 2009
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