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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 127 new and published books in the subject of Housing and Communities — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Invisible Houses

    Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries

    By Gonzalo Lizarralde

    There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve ‘the housing problem’ in developing countries. The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through the slums and informal settlements of South Africa, India, Colombia, Honduras, El...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Community Architecture (Routledge Revivals)

    How People Are Creating Their Own Environment

    By Nick Wates, Charles Knevitt

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, this title was one of the first to explore the emerging popular movement of Community Architecture, championed by Prince Charles, which gained momentum throughout Britain in the 1970s and 1980s. The conceptual framework rests fundamentally on the principle that the built...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Model Estate (Routledge Revivals)

    Planned Housing at Quarry Hill Leeds

    By Alison Ravetz

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Quarry Hill Flats, once both the pride and shame of its city of Leeds, was an iconic Modernist symbol of the 1930s. It marked the first use of a prefabricated building system for a large-scale council estate, replacing a notorious slum. But it lasted barely a generation – its complete demolition...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Remaking Cities (Routledge Revivals)

    Contradictions of the Recent Urban Environment

    By Alison Ravetz

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, published in 1980, is an iconoclastic account of one of the pillars of the welfare state, British town and country planning, between 1945 and 1975. Always a fine balance between central control and market forces, it was challenged by strains within and between the environmental...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Housing Policy in Latin American Cities

    A New Generation of Strategies and Approaches for 2016 UN-HABITAT III

    By Peter M. Ward, Edith R. Jiménez Huerta, María Mercedes Di Virgilio

    After the 1960s, rapid urbanization in developing regions in Latin America, Africa, and Asia was marked by the expansion of low-income "irregular" settlements that developed informally and which, by the 2000s, often constituted between 20-60 percent of the built-up area of metropolitan areas and...

    Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 24th 2014 by IHS BRE Press

  8. 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 24th 2014 by IHS BRE Press

  9. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 June 30th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. What Happened to Planning? (Routledge Revivals)
    By Peter Ambrose
    To Be Published February 26th 2015
  2. Beyond Gated Communities
    Edited by Samer Bagaeen, Ola Uduku
    To Be Published March 1st 2015
  3. Altruism by Design: How To Affect Social Change as an Architect
    By Adam R. Wilmes
    To Be Published April 24th 2015
  4. Community Visioning Programs: Processes and Outcomes
    Edited by Norman Walzer, Gisele F Hamm
    To Be Published May 30th 2015
  5. Community Planning and Development
    Edited by Rhonda Phillips
    To Be Published June 1st 2015

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