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Placing and Studying the Action

Paul Lichterman

in How Civic Action Works: Fighting for Housing in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691177519
eISBN:
9780691200040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177519.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the fight for housing affordability, which is just one instance of civic action. Advocates across the coalitions and organizations in this study talked about housing ... More


Housing allowances in the Netherlands: the struggle for budgetary controllability

Hugo Priemus and Marja Elsinga

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter addresses the following question: how does the housing allowance scheme operate in the Netherlands, balancing between the goals of affordability and housing quality and the need to ... More


‘The Silent Revolution’: Building Societies and the Interwar Housing Market

Antoninus Samy

in The Building Society Promise: Access, Risk, and Efficiency 1880-1939

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198787808
eISBN:
9780191829864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787808.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

How far down the social ladder did the building societies reach in order to raise people to the status of home owners during the interwar period? This chapter uses archival data from the case studies ... More


Loose moorings: debate and directions in Australian housing policy

Lionel Orchard

in Australian public policy: Progressive ideas in the neo-liberal ascendency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447312673
eISBN:
9781447312703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312673.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines current trends and policies shaping the Australian housing system in the light of rival arguments and understandings of housing policy. A discussion of libertarian, economic ... More


Housing and the living environment

Glen Bramley

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol. 2: The Dimensions of Disadvantage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447334224
eISBN:
9781447334309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334224.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Housing affordability problems are exacerbating poverty, particularly for working age households increasingly reliant on private renting, and housing needs have increased, reversing long-standing ... More


In the City

Lee Anne Fennell

in Slices and Lumps: Division and Aggregation in Law and Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650265
eISBN:
9780226650432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650432.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Perhaps the most pressing economic question of our day is how to make the most of our cities, which are a paradigmatic instance of the power—and challenges—of aggregation. This chapter reconsiders ... More


Neighborhood Impacts of the Foreclosure Crisis

Martha Martinez

Larry Bennett, Roberta Garner, and Euan Hague (eds)

in Neoliberal Chicago

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040597
eISBN:
9780252099038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040597.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Near universal homeownership has been a cornerstone of neoliberal urban policy. However, policies that concentrate on making mortgage credit available rather than affordable precipitated the ... More


Housing’s economic context

Nick Gallent

in Whose Housing Crisis?: Assets and Homes in a Changing Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447345312
eISBN:
9781447346104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345312.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Housing has long been implicated in the productive economy, providing a focus for manufacturing, construction and material consumption. The privatisation, assetisation and financialisation of housing ... More


Epilogue: The Resilient Skyline?

Jason M. Barr

in Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

New York is facing two major problems: climate change and a housing affordability crisis. The skyscraper offers a promising solution to both, but New York must reform its land use regulations. This ... More


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