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Cities and Affordable Housing
Planning, Design and Policy Nexus

Edited By

Sasha Tsenkova

ISBN 9781032001463
Published September 7, 2021 by Routledge
318 Pages 99 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides a comparative perspective on housing and planning policies affecting the future of cities, focusing on people- and place-based outcomes using the nexus of planning, design and policy. A rich mosaic of case studies features good practices of city-led strategies for affordable housing provision, as well as individual projects capitalising on partnerships to build mixed-income housing and revitalise neighbourhoods. Twenty chapters provide unique perspectives on diversity of approaches in eight countries and 12 cities in Europe, Canada and the USA. Combining academic rigour with knowledge from critical practice, the book uses robust empirical analysis and evidence-based case study research to illustrate the potential of affordable housing partnerships for mixed-income, socially inclusive neighbourhoods as a model to rebuild cities.

Cities and Affordable Housing is an essential interdisciplinary collection on planning and design that will be of great interest to scholars, urban professionals, architects, planners and policy-makers interested in housing, urban planning and city building.

Table of Contents

1. Affordable Housing and the Future of Cities  Part I Cities and Affordable Housing  2. Montréal: Building an Inclusive City  3. Affordable Housing and Diversity in Vancouver  4. Affordable Housing Transition in Calgary  5. Affordable Housing Challenges: The Experience of the City of Edmonton  6. Reponses to Toronto’s Affordable Housing Challenge: Mobilizing for Action  Part II Mixed-Income Affordable Housing and Community Building  7. Mix and Match: A Framework for Understanding Mixed-Income Outcomes  8. Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.  9. Paris Habitat’s Experience of Urban Regeneration to Create Affordable Housing  10. Toronto: Revitalization in Regent Park 12 Years Later  Part III Affordable Housing Partnerships in Practice  11. Mixed-Income Housing in New York City: Achievements, Challenges, and Lessons of an Enduring Mayoral Commitment  12. Partnerships for Affordable Housing in English Cities  13. Resilience of Social Housing Systems in Vienna, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen  Part IV Design Innovation in Affordable Housing  14. Thinking "Outside the Box" about Affordable Homes and Communities  15. Affordable Housing and Design Innovation: A View from Paris  16. Affordable Housing Design + A New Urban Era in European Cities  17. Amsterdam: More than a Social Housing Project  Part V Perspectives on Policy Design for Affordable Housing  18. Pathways of Dutch and German Social Renting  19. Social Sustainability in Social and Affordable Housing  20. Private Rental Housing in Canada’s Four Largest Metropolitan Areas: Trends and Prospects

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Sasha Tsenkova is Professor of Planning at the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, University of Calgary, Canada. She has published extensively on housing and urban issues and has worked for international organisations on projects in Europe, North America and Central Asia.