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Article Number - 760933663846


Vol.10(5), pp. 92-109 , May 2017
DOI: 10.5897/JGRP2016.0595
ISSN: 2070-1845



Full Length Research Paper

Success of high-rise residential condominium housing development program in meeting its objectives and its liveablity in Addis Ababa: A case of Bole sub city



Samuel Sahle Weldemariam
  • Samuel Sahle Weldemariam
  • Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
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 Received: 20 September 2016  Accepted: 03 March 2017  Published: 31 May 2017

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This study aims to study to examine the success of the condominium housing development program. The result of the study revealed that the housing development office is constructing and distributing condominium-housing units with slower pace. Settlement in high-rise residential condominium housing saves land from encroachment and improper utilization. The open space reserved at sites of condominium is not proportional to the number of residents, and it is not used properly. Residents of condominium are satisfied with their spatial accessibility to some selected social and infrastructural service centers. At some sites, the roads leading to or passing along sites of condominium is not paved or asphalted. Of residents, those who moved to their condominium unit before the proper functioning of the installation suffered from the problem of water and electric power for four to eight months. The strength of social interaction among residents of condominium is weaker. When residents move to their condominium unit, they quit their membership of Ekub and Iddir associations, to which they were member and the livelihood activities that they were practicing at their former residence. Sound disturbance and theft crime are common social problems at sites of such settlement.

 

Key words: Condominium, residents, housing.

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APA Weldemariam, S. S. (2017). Success of high-rise residential condominium housing development program in meeting its objectives and its liveablity in Addis Ababa: A case of Bole sub city. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, 10(5), 92-109.
Chicago Samuel Sahle Weldemariam. "Success of high-rise residential condominium housing development program in meeting its objectives and its liveablity in Addis Ababa: A case of Bole sub city." Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 10, no. 5 (2017): 92-109.
MLA Samuel Sahle Weldemariam. "Success of high-rise residential condominium housing development program in meeting its objectives and its liveablity in Addis Ababa: A case of Bole sub city." Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 10.5 (2017): 92-109.
   
DOI 10.5897/JGRP2016.0595
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JGRP/article-abstract/760933663846

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