Trans-disciplinary knowledge for affordable housing

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present an approach for comprehending affordable housing. The approach is based on a new paradigm of research: trans-disciplinarity; a form of inquiry that crosses the boundaries of different disciplines. An argument on the impact of trans-disciplinary thinking on understanding affordable housing is developed, then is placed within the perspective of how lifestyle theories and their underlying concepts can be integrated into a comprehensive investigatory process. In turn, a framework of inquiry is developed while reflected on affordable housing knowledge types. An interpretation of the framework into a survey tool is conceptualized. The tool is introduced in the form of a questionnaire to be implemented in different contexts. The testing of the questionnaire as a tool of inquiry reveals its validity, corroborates the value of integrating trans-disciplinary knowledge into affordable housing research, and accentuates the value of introducing lifestyle theories as a new form of knowledge necessary for future inquiry on affordable housing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalOpen House International
Volume36
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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  • affordable housing
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  • lifestyle theories
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In: Open House International, Vol. 36, No. 3, 09.2011, p. 7-15.

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