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Introduction: local government in England and the twin crises of austerity and housing

Janice Morphet and Ben Clifford

in Reviving Local Authority Housing Delivery: Challenging Austerity through Municipal Entrepreneurialism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447355748
eISBN:
9781447355779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447355748.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses how local authorities are drawing on their powers, resources, cultures, and experiences to address challenges in the Conservative Party's austerity policy and promote their ... More


Grenfell and the place of housing in modern life

Anna Minton

in Towards a Spatial Social Policy: Bridging the Gap Between Geography and Social Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447337904
eISBN:
9781447337959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337904.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Focusing on the Grenfell tragedy this chapter examines critically the place of housing in society, the economy and policy in the UK today. The chapter traces key reforms that have served to undercut ... More


Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Price V. Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an economic history of the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC). The HOLC was government corporation created under the New Deal to refinance home mortgage loans in danger of foreclosure, ... More


Introduction: a new housing crisis

Rory Hearne

in Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and How to Solve It

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447353898
eISBN:
9781447353911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353898.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This Chapter details how the Irish housing systems, and housing systems across the world, are experiencing a structural ‘shock’. We are in the midst of an unprecedented housing and homelessness ... More


The Property Lobby: The Hidden Reality behind the Housing Crisis

Bob Colenutt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447340492
eISBN:
9781447350330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340492.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Book Abstract: Despite countless reports and Government policy announcements on the housing crisis over decades, the scale and depth of the crisis continues. Homelessness, shortages of social ... More


A Decent Place to Live: The Postwar Housing Shortage

Jeffrey Helgeson

in Crucibles of Black Empowerment: Chicago’s Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226130699
eISBN:
9780226130729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226130729.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

The next two chapters (Ch. 4 and 5) examine black Chicagoans’ struggles to win access to the unevenly distributed benefits of the postwar economic boom. This chapter shifts attention from the battles ... More


Why Is Housing So Expensive?

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

According to the traditional point of view, demand for residential flats outstrips land supply because of high housing prices. Another viewpoint claims that housing prices soar because of an array of ... 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


Crisis, What Crisis?

Geoffrey Meen and Christine Whitehead

in Understanding Affordability: The Economics of Housing Markets

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529211863
eISBN:
9781529211870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529211863.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The opening chapter provides an overview of the topics covered in the book, set in the context of the key policy debates that have taken place in recent years, not just in the UK but across countries ... More


Public Space and Confrontation

in The Heroic City: Paris, 1945-1958

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226870236
eISBN:
9780226870175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226870175.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the fifteen years after World War II, from 1945 to 1959, the eastern part of Paris was characterized by an intense political militancy derived from the Resistance and Liberation. August 1944 was ... More


Stories of House and Home: Soviet Apartment Life during the Khrushchev Years

Christine Varga-Harris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453076
eISBN:
9781501701849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453076.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book is a social and cultural history of the massive construction campaign that Khrushchev instituted in 1957 to resolve the housing crisis in the Soviet Union and to provide each family with ... More


The Gorbachev era: the end of a socialist housing policy

Lynne Attwood

in Gender and Housing in Soviet Russia: Private Life in a Public Space

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081453
eISBN:
9781781701768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081453.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter turns to the Gorbachev era, investigating the more honest appraisal of the housing crisis which appeared in the press, the move towards a private housing market, and the end of a ... More


A Green New Deal for Housing: affordable sustainable homes and communities for all

Rory Hearne

in Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and How to Solve It

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447353898
eISBN:
9781447353911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353898.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter sets out why the connection between housing and the environment urgently needs to be moved centre stage in both the housing and climate debates. It links climate change and housing ... 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 finance–housebuilding complex

Bob Colenutt

in The Property Lobby: The Hidden Reality behind the Housing Crisis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447340492
eISBN:
9781447350330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340492.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter introduces the main themes and arguments of the book. It asks why despite innumerable reports and studies and Government announcements over decades the housing crisis continues and is ... More


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


Introduction

Seán Damer

in Scheming: A Social History of Glasgow Council Housing, 1919-1956

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440561
eISBN:
9781474453936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440561.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses both the national and local housing situation in Glasgow at the end of the First World War. It argues that it was so bad that the state had to take the initiative in 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


The Mortgage Crisis

Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

in Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the foreclosure crisis of the 1930s. Borrower defaults were rooted in the double trigger of reduced incomes and lower house prices, as well as the fragile structure of ... More


The Heroic City: Paris, 1945-1958

Rosemary Wakeman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226870236
eISBN:
9780226870175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226870175.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book provides an account of the fate of Paris's public spaces in the years following Nazi occupation and joyful liberation. Countering the traditional narrative that Paris's public landscape ... More


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