Restrictive building codes in urban areas

Other Names:
Complex housing regulations
Complicated building standards
Building codes tend to become so restrictive that they discourage owners and tenants from adapting structures to make them more habitable. In developing countries, and especially in shanty towns, the majority of building codes and standards are ignored because following them would produce buildings too expensive for most people.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET