Housing: The Essential Foundations

Housing: The Essential Foundations

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Housing: The Essential Foundations provides a comprehensive introduction to housing studies. This topical text is essential reading for students embarking on degree and diploma courses in housing, surveying, town planning and other related subjects. Professionals within these fields will also find the book valuable as a source of up-to-date information and data. Uniquely multi-disciplinary and including a wealth of illustrations and examples, this book focuses on key topics which include: * equal opportunities and housing organisations * town planning and housing development * housing management, design and development * economics of housing * management and organisation * environmental health and housing * property, housing law, policy-making and politics * housing policy and finance prior to and post Thatcherism * future policy issues under the Labour government post 1997 Throughout the authors stress the importance of housing market activity that accords with good planning practice, legislation, democratic decision-making, economy and efficiency. In introducing the many diverse aspects of housing within a single volume, this book provides the essential foundations for the study of this multi-disciplinary subject. Paul Balchin, Gregory Bull, Pauline Forrester, David Isaac, R.Shean McConnell John O'Leary, Maureen Rhoden, Jane Weldon all at Univeristy of Greenwich, UK and Mark Pawlowski, UniversityAtLetchworth, Howarda#39;s team, whohad formed themselves into a private company, secretly purchased agricultural landbefore beginning to implement plansdrawnup by the designers Barry Parkerand Raymond Unwin. ... ofgenerously proportioned houses setin gardens within aframework of treelined avenues atanoverall densityof10.5 dwellingstothe acre. The designprinciples established atLetchworth and in themodel villages suchasPort Sunlightwereto formthe templatefor thebetteranbsp;...

Title:Housing: The Essential Foundations
Author:Dr Paul Balchin, Paul Balchin, Maureen Rhoden
Publisher:Routledge - 2002-11-01


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