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Homes, Cities and Neighbourhoods
Planning and the Residential Landscapes of Modern Britain

ISBN 9781138266186
Published November 28, 2016 by Routledge
356 Pages

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Book Description

Given current projections of population and household numbers, housing has become arguably the most important issue in planning. Likewise, planning raises arguably the most important long term issues in housing, given the environmental consequences of urban development and the use of the home. Homes, Cities and Neighbourhoods documents the evolution of typical urban landscapes from 1900 to the present with an emphasis on contemporary issues and practice. In doing this, the book examines in detail: -

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Part A Introduction: The aims and scope. Part B Planning, Markets and the Industrial City: Mass housing; Two types of planning; Searching for an alternative. Part C New Forms of Modernity, 1980 Onwards: (Re) tracing the context; Quantity and quality in housing development; Urban design and the environment; Neighbourhoods of choice and constraint. Part D Conclusions: Looking back and looking forward. Part E Supplementary Information: A note on the terminology of social housing; References; Index.

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Barry Goodchild is a Professor of Housing and Urban Planning in the Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University, UK


'This is an interesting and refreshing book that introduces different perspectives on housing and neighbourhoods. It is an enjoyable read.' Alan Murie, University of Birmingham, UK 'Barry Goodchild has written an excellent and authoritative account of the historical evolution of the housing system and housing policy in Britain. What makes this work stand out from many earlier accounts of our housing experience is that it is set within a context of planning history and theory. This book will be of interest to policy makers, academic researchers and students of housing and planning alike.' Chris Couch, John Moore's University, Liverpool, UK 'Barry Goodchild has made significant contributions to the planning and housing literature over many years and his latest challenging book reflects the depth and breadth of his research and scholarship.' European Journal of Housing Policy