Flood resistant Housing for Better Adaptation: Gorakhpur
To address the issues of water logging and other associated problems, a citybased voluntary organisation has designed a low-cost flood resistant housing for the urban poor as part of the City Resilience Strategy in GorakhpurUttar Pradesh. These houses have been designed in such a manner that is conducive for home-based livelihood activities of the urban poor. These houses were constructed using locally sourced materials that indirectly reduce emissions from transporting materials. Houses are built by local masons who are trained to use these resilient features. This design could be adopted for other vulnerable areas.