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    Please write a short essay (400-500 words) in response to John F. C. Turners articles, Approaches to Government Sponsored Housing (1972), and The Squatter Settlement (1968). What is the best solution for developing nations around the world to address the housing shortage?

    Please use the attached reading, no outside sources please!
    Please focus your discussion on the questions below. Make sure that your response addresses specifically the reading. Avoid generalizations.

    Please summarize Turners argument and substantiate your essay by discussing some of his
    examples. The following points may help you:

    Approaches to Government Sponsored Housing (1972)

    o Page 5: compare figure 2.a. and 2.b. what is the authors point in this comparison?

    o What are the advantages of housing built by a large organization versus housing built
      by the users themselves?

    o What are the renewable resources for housing construction in a developing nation
    according to Turner?

    o What is the principle of requisite variety in cybernetics, and how does this principle apply to housing to achieve stability?

    o What should be the governments role to facilitate housing provision / construction?

    The Squatter Settlement: An Architecture that Works:

    o What does Turner mean when he writes that the squatter builder forms himself in the
    process?

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