First author: BOUTECHE Besma (
Affiliation: Centre de Recherche en Aménagement du Territoire (CRAT), Constantine, Algérie
Second author: BOUGDAH Hocine (
Affiliation: The Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom


After its experience with the Millennium Development Goals program, Algeria is committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. This is to develop and improve its regions and cities that suffer from several problems, including the persisting proliferation of precarious housing. The government has set up a national development strategy and implemented it through a policy based on the reconciliation of the three pillars of sustainable development to ensure sustainable cities and regions. Through a review of government policy instruments and their deliverables, this paper explores the extent of success of the policies. It investigates the relationship between sustainable cities and precarious housing by means of an analysis of the measures taken to incorporate the concept of sustainable development into urban planning policies to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Finally, it suggests the need to include communities in any urban planning policy implementation.

Keywords: sustainable cities; sustainable development; sustainable development goals; precarious housing, urban planning policy

Pages: 28 - 35
Volume: 15
Issue: 2
Publication date: December, 2023

BOUTECHE Besma & BOUGDAH Hocine, 2023. "SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND PRECARIOUS HOUSING: THE CASE OF ALGERIA", Management of Sustainable Development, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 15(2), pages 28-35, December. DOI: