Movement towards affordable and sustainable housing must take into account the institutional framework as a main executor of transition, especially in the transitional phase from the usual (prevailing) housing development to affordable and sustainable housing. The research aims to develop an integrated view of institutional framework adaptation in the transitional phase to affordable and sustainable housing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including the roles of all actors (government, private, civil society, and scientific research).
This study passed through three basic stages; in the first stage, on a literature review to define the roles of housing actors and ways of involve them in the transition process, as well as a set of alternatives that ensure institutional adaptation and unify efforts to transit to affordable and sustainable housing. In the second phase, a review and analysis of the ability of the current institutional framework to carried out the transition to affordable and sustainable housing. In third stage by surveying the opinions of specialists in the field of housing using an online questionnaire, Identify potential actors in developing affordable and sustainable housing (from: government agencies, private entities, research bodies, and civil society institutions), and determine the average impact of those actors. Finally, proposing changes to the institutional framework to adapt with transitional phase requirements.
The paper found that, the inability of the current institutional framework to be the adopter of the transition process, and concluded with a set of recommendations to develop the institutional framework to be able to adopt the transition to affordable and sustainable housing.
Haidar, Esam Abdulwahab Arch; Alghamdi, Mohammad; and Bahammam, Ali Salem Prof
"Towards Affordable and Sustainable Housing: A Proposal to Adapt the Institutional Framework in the Transitional Phase in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,"
Emirates Journal for Engineering Research: Vol. 26:
4, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/ejer/vol26/iss4/1