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Uninhabitable Uninhabitable qualifies any housing which is substandard. Ten years ago, several hundred buildings in Paris were classified as uninhabitable. Today, there are practically no buildings left which are substandard. The writerr Joy Sorman gives an eye witness account of his visit to these uninhabitable buildings, of the people who live there and how. Through his accounts including the location of such housing, she describes a reality which is sometimes difficult to believe exists. The architect and urban designer, Eric Lapierre, restages the history of these buildings, their usages and sanitation programmes. This first edition has been created in partnership with SIEMP, an organisation which was mandated by the City of Paris in 2001 to reduce substandard housing, a project which affects 434 buildings, amounting to approximately 10,000 housing units. .