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Housing

  • Centre for Housing, Building and Planning United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Abstract

No part of man’s environment affects his health and well-being more directly than the house in which he seeks shelter, security, comfort and dignity. The home environment helps to shape his life and attitudes; it creates the setting in which he begins and ends his days, in which he is educated, marries, raises children and associates with his fellow men. The home represents what a man believes in, what he will protect. It influences his sense of civic and communal responsibility and relates him to his physical surroundings and to the history and culture of his community.

Keywords

Human Settlement Credit Union Residential Environment Saving Bank Urban Structure 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    See Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Research in Housing and its Environment, Airlie House, Virginia, 1970 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1970); World Health Organisation, Expert Committee on the Public Health Aspects of Housing, First Report (Geneva: WHO Technical Report Series, No. 225, 1961)Google Scholar
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    See United Nations, Social Aspects and Management of Housing Projects (New York: United Nations, E.70.IV.6, 2. Arthur Glikson, ‘Rural Planning and Development in 1970 and United Nations,’ Basics of Housing Management (New York: United Nations, E.69.IV.12, 1969).Google Scholar
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© United Nations 1974

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  • Centre for Housing, Building and Planning United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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