The dire need to supply housing to all classes of people has resulted in the emergence of social housing to support the lower classes. However, lack of attention to quantitative and qualitative assessment of projects when they are finished causes many design and construction problems and issues to be repeated in future projects. Many of such social housing projects in the city of Mashhad had failed to perform favourably, so their positive and negative attributes must be analysed if the desirable model of social housing is ever to be known. The main goal of this study is to identify the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats of social housing projects in Mashhad and suburbs. The study took a qualitative approach. Its first step included library research in the field of social housing, while its second step was focused on assessment of social housing projects in Mashhad and suburbs (Mehr Shandiz Housing Project, Mehregan Township, Farhangian Housing Project of Torghabeh) using the SWOT technique. Finally, based on the assessment of those projects, proposals are made concerning the most important factors to be considered in the social housing projects of Mashhad.
|Publication status||Published - 2017|