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How to think about housing and planning

Shaun Spiers

in How to Build Houses and Save the Countryside

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447339991
eISBN:
9781447346661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339991.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses how politicians have been deceived by faith-based, ideologically predetermined anti-planning arguments from free-market think tanks such as Policy Exchange. While ministers ... More


The politics of accessible housing in the UK

Jo Milner and Ruth Madigan

in Inclusive housing in an ageing society: Innovative approaches

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342638
eISBN:
9781447302582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342638.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter begins by charting the developments in housing policy that have shaped the regulatory frameworks for housing quality standards as well as identifying the most significant socioeconomic ... More


Saltboxes and T-Plans: Creating and Inhabiting the Company House

Alison K. Hoagland

in Mine Towns: Buildings for Workers in Michigan's Copper Country

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665662
eISBN:
9781452946610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665662.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter describes the company-built houses leased to employees, which appealed to workers for many reasons. For some, the cheap rent, proximity to work, and ready availability were the ... More


How to Build Houses and Save the Countryside

Shaun Spiers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447339991
eISBN:
9781447346661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339991.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

England has a housing crisis. We need to build many more new homes to house our growing population, but house building is controversial, particularly when it involves the loss of countryside. ... More


Afterword

Shaun Spiers

in How to Build Houses and Save the Countryside

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447339991
eISBN:
9781447346661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339991.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This afterword argues that if ministers really want to get houses built, they have the power to make it happen. However, obsessing about numbers alone is a bad mistake. The country will not get the ... More


The housing crisis

Shaun Spiers

in How to Build Houses and Save the Countryside

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447339991
eISBN:
9781447346661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339991.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the scale of the housing crisis: too few homes; too many living in intolerable housing conditions; and growing and ultimately unsustainable inequality between those who own ... More


A Home of One’s Own: Marketing Owner-Occupation

Peter Scott

in The Market Makers: Creating Mass Markets for Consumer Durables in Inter-war Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198783817
eISBN:
9780191826474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783817.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Prior to 1914 owner-occupation was unusual, with even many landlords renting the houses they themselves lived in. The inter-war years, and particularly the 1930s, witnessed the start of a trend ... More


Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Graham Tipple

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313097
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Many countries have large stocks of government-built housing which, for various reasons, are in poor physical conditions and/or do not conform to the expectations of occupants, who frequently make ... More


Rural housing

Shaun Spiers

in How to Build Houses and Save the Countryside

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447339991
eISBN:
9781447346661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339991.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explores good and bad examples of house building in rural areas, what makes people oppose development and what might persuade them to support it. For all the concerns about imposition ... More


The case for transformations

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Transformation is extremely popular among residents, so much so that it may be reasonable to ask whether transformation is a universal phenomenon wherever it is allowed either actively or passively. ... More


Sustainability Issues

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the impact of transformation on conserving housing that would otherwise be near the end of its economic life if left unrestored, and demonstrates the level of upgrading which ... More


Housing

Rebecca Tunstall

in Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Policies and their Consequences Since the Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447327714
eISBN:
9781447327745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327714.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the changes to the housing system 2007/8 to 2015. It shows that the arrival of the Coalition led to major funding cuts, with housing contributing more than its fair share to the ... More


More than just a dwelling

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

A house is more than just a dwelling. It is a source and reflection of identity and status, and may also be a location for the business that provides the basic necessities of life or for one which ... More


The financial element: transformation as an investment

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the issue of income, since housing investment hinges on the financial resources of the households. It discusses whether transformers' households are low income; the income of ... More


Solutions

Shaun Spiers

in How to Build Houses and Save the Countryside

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447339991
eISBN:
9781447346661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339991.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter presents theoretical solutions and new policy proposals for the housing crisis. Local authorities should be allowed to borrow to build and the government should increase its funding for ... More


The transformation process

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the transformation of government-built housing. It covers the construction process; regulation by planning authorities; phases of transformation; scale; timing; cost; finance; ... More


Interlude: Longing for a House

Cati Coe

in The New American Servitude: Political Belonging among African Immigrant Home Care Workers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479831012
eISBN:
9781479850921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831012.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This coda explores how home health workers displace the humiliation, powerlessness, and anger they experience at work into a longing for a house of their own, “at home.” The feelings of humiliation, ... More


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