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L'habitat des pauvres à Damas : de la crise du logement vide à la recrudescence des quartiers informels

Abstract : The 2000s was marked in Syria by significant urban social and spatial transformations, particularly in the area of housing. From the arrival to power of President Bashar al-Assad in 2000, the economic opening to globalization and the acceleration of economic liberalization initiated ten years before favored the domestic and international investment, particularly luxury real estate in the capital. The influx of Iraqi immigrants fleeing the fighting since 2003 has increased the demand for housing and real estate prices have soared. The formal construction has rebounded strongly, mainly in the periphery. The housing built, medium and high-end, however, were primarily investments: a large part of them remains empty or unfinished, housing demand being that of low-income households. At the same time, response to this demand, informal housing construction continued, speeding especially in the second half of the 2000s, despite a strengthening of the penalty, demonstrating insufficient and inadequate public policies housing the Syrian government, despite many initiated programs and projects.
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Valérie Clerc. L'habitat des pauvres à Damas : de la crise du logement vide à la recrudescence des quartiers informels. 2012, ⟨halshs-01188271⟩



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