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Revista INVI

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Abstract

GONZALEZ COURET, Dania; ALVAREZ PEQUENO, Norberto; AGUILA FLEITES, Odalia  and  PEREZ AGUILERA, Deremis. Local units for integral habitat management: The Cuban experience. Revista INVI [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.73, pp. 167-198. ISSN 0718-8358.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-83582011000300006.

The participation of people in the formation of their habitat implies economic, social and environmental advantages; however, this participation should be carefully managed through proper entities in order to ensure the quality of results. This article presents the case of Ciego de Ávila, which reveals decentralization trends and an increase of popular participation in the production of habitat promoted by Cuban Housing Policies. This research analyzes national and international experiences and identifies management variables as independent factors and housing quality variables as dependent factors. By diagnosing housing quality and its management weaknesses, this article proposes a new model for integral housing management at a local level that is applied in three urban areas of the selected city and assesses positive results at physical and satisfaction levels.

Keywords : HOUSING; MANAGEMENT; PARTICIPATION; HOUSING QUALITY.

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