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Scaling-up of climate resilient housing in Gorakhpur, India

Source(s):  Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN)
Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG)
Institute for Social and Environmental Transition - International (ISET)
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Rockefeller Foundation, the

Based on consultations with key stakeholder groups in Gorakhpur city in eastern India, this paper examines the housing vulnerability challenges faced by the urban poor. The paper analyses the existing constraints within the current financial mechanisms for home mortgages, especially for low income group households; the lack of technical capacities of the local masons on low cost and climate resilient building techniques; and the absence of information at the household level towards creating a demand for climate-resilient housing construction.

The authors recommend the following for enabling large-scale adoption of climate-resilient housing (p. 26-28):

  • institutional framework for financial support;
  • institutional framework for providing technical competency to masons;
  • interventions at community level.



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  • Scaling-up of climate resilient housing in Gorakhpur, India
  • Publication date 2016
  • Author(s) Singh, D.; Singh, B.
  • Number of pages 31 p.

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