Fathy, Hassan. Rural Settlements In Developing Countries. Hassan Fathy Archives. Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Geneva, Switzerland.
This document addresses the unsatisfactory conditions of rural housing and the inadequacies of governments and the United Nations in attempting to alleviate them. Fathy demonstrates that in rural areas in developing countries, the residence in this area lack the basic means to survive in cash economy while investing in housing and improving living conditions. Fathy offers several solutions in building by using a local force of laborers as well as regionally available resources in housing construction. Furthermore, Fathy offers other various solutions and ideas to improve rural development.