Geographia Polonica (1993) vol. 61

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Definition of squatter housing

Asye Gedik

Geographia Polonica (1993) vol. 61, pp. 471-478


One of the most pressing problems faced by developing countries issquatter housing which results in many-folded problems for the cities. Firstly, someof the characteristics of the squatter housing are summarized briefly. The variety andtransformation of these characteristics in different developing countries are indicated.The main purpose of this study is to define squatter housing in terms of settheory in order to bring clarity to what is meant by squatter housing in developingcountries.

Keywords: squatter housing, slums, legal status, set theory

Asye Gedik, Department of City and Regional Planning , Middle East Tbchnical University, Ankara, T\irkey