Previously knowledge about housing has been available only from widely disparate sources focused on the traditional disciplines of construction, design, building control, planning, economics, sociology and psychology, leaving scope for a fresh holistic overview of how the separate inputs into the housing development process actually interact in practice. Housing Development brings together information on housing production, housing provision and the housing environment, highlighting the theoretical and policy contexts in which housing development takes place as an integrated process.
This user-friendly volume includes learning objectives, indicative educational assignments, suggested topics for dissertations and theses, priorities for commissioned research, annotated guides to further reading, a glossary of terms, an extensive index, and details of relevant websites. A selection of maps, diagrams, tables and photographs are included in support of the ideas discussed.
Part 1: Introduction 1. Aims, Scope and Structure of the Book Part 2: The Political Economy of Housing Development 2. Historical, Demographic and Spatial Perspectives 3. Housing Need, Housing Demand and Housing Supply 4. The Private House-Building Industry in Great Britain 5. Affordable Housing and the Role of Government Part 3: Steps in the Housing Development Process 6. Planning and Land Acquisition 7. Site Appraisal and Residential Estate Layout 8. Dwelling Construction and Design 9. Finance, Procurement and Marketing of Housing Part 4: Contemporary Practice in Housing Development 10. Sustainable Development and Urban Capacity Solutions 11. Refurbishment and Conversion for Residential Use 12. Housing Development in Europe and Overseas 13. Innovation and Emerging Trends in Housing Production Part 5: Conclusions and Appendices 14. Reflections and Future Challenges