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New and Published Books

  1. Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions

    Towards More Equitable Development

    By Karen Chapple

    Series: Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

    As global warming advances, regions around the world are engaging in revolutionary sustainability planning - but with social equity as an afterthought. California is at the cutting edge of this movement, not only because its regulations actively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also because its...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Quantifying The Health Benefits of the Decent Homes Programme

    By Helen Garrett, Maggie Davidson, Mike Roys, Simon Nicol, Viv Mason

    This report summarises the methodology and results of a research project commissioned by BRE Trust to quantify how much the improvements to social housing arising from the Decent Homes programme (2001–2010) have reduced costs to the NHS in treating housing-related injuries and illnesses. It uses...

    Published September 25th 2014 by IHS BRE Press

  3. The Cost of Poor Housing in London

    By Helen Garrett, Maggie Davidson, Simon Nicol, Mike Roys, Claire Summers

    This report summarises the results of a research project commissioned by BRE Trust to apply a methodology developed to calculate the cost of poor housing in England to the housing of London. A full description of the original methodology is contained in 'The real cost of poor housing'. The results...

    Published September 25th 2014 by IHS BRE Press

  4. Critical Realism and Housing Research

    By Julie Lawson

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Since the nineteenth century various housing solutions have evolved, such as sprawling Australian home ownership and compact Dutch social rental housing. This phenomenon cannot be adequately explained with simple descriptions of key events, politics and housing outcomes. Critical Realism and...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Housing Policy in the United States

    3rd Edition

    By Alex F. Schwartz

    The classic primer for its subject, Housing Policy in the United States, has been substantially revised in the wake of the 2007 near-collapse of the housing market and the nation’s recent signs of recovery. Like its previous editions, this standard volume offers a broad overview of the field, but...

    Published July 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Displaced by Disaster

    Recovery and Resilience in a Globalizing World

    By Ann-Margaret Esnard, Alka Sapat

    Series: Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

    Displacement has traditionally been conceptualized as a phenomenon that results from conflict or other disruptions in developing or unstable countries. Hurricane Katrina shattered this notion and highlighted the various dilemmas of population displacement in the United States. The dilemmas stem...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Tenants' Movement

    Resident involvement, community action and the contentious politics of housing

    By Quintin Bradley

    Series: Housing and Society Series

    The Tenants' Movement is both a history of tenant organization and mobilization, and a guide to understanding how the struggles of tenant organizers have come to shape housing policy today. Charting the history of tenant mobilization, and the rise of consumer movements in housing, it is one of the...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Affordable Housing in the Urban Global South

    Seeking Sustainable Solutions

    Edited by Jan Bredenoord, Paul Van Lindert, Peer Smets

    The global increase in the number of slums calls for policies which improve the conditions of the urban poor, sustainably. This volume provides an extensive overview of current housing policies in Asia, Africa and Latin America and presents the facts and trends of recent housing policies. The...

    Published May 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Battle for Tolmers Square (Routledge Revivals)

    By Nick Wates

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1976, this book tells of the dramatic struggle between tenants’ groups, community associations, students, squatters, intellectuals, political parties, and property developers at Tolmers Square in north London. The author describes how property developers, interested only in...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Routledge Revivals)

    By Rod Hackney

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1990, this title presents the personal reflections of renowned community architect Rod Hackney, who served for many years as President of both the Royal Institute of British Architects and the International Union of Architects. Educated in the Modernist tradition of architecture...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge