A decision support system for architects based on participatory tools for community design

Author(s) : Shubhagato Dasgupta
Source : Environment and Urbanization, Volume : 8 Number : 2 Page : 201 — 212



2004



Many participatory tools and methods have focused on rural development but few have considered aspects of settlement in rural areas. This paper explores a number of such tools designed for Indian professionals working in the field of housing. The author first discusses a number of elements related to the effective participation of local residents and then describes the tools themselves.