Originally published in 1974, this book surveys the experience of public and quasi public housing in the UK, USA, France, Germany, the former USSR, Israel, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary and Puerto Rico. Each country’s housing policy is set in a broad social and historical context, showing how the policy developed and how effective it was. Administrative problems encountered in different countries are evaluated and compared and many similarities emerge. The relationship of housing to transport, education and employment is discussed and special attention is focused on the role of new towns in Sweden, the former USSR, the UK, Israel and the USA.
Table of Contents
Foreword Philip Hauser. Preface J. S. Fuerst 1. Review of Social Housing in the World J. S. Fuerst 2. How Britain Builds Houses Terence Bendixson 3. Public Housing in France Maurice Langlet 4. Public Housing in Israel Israel Shaham 5. Trade Union Housing in Western Germany J. W. Werner 6. The Co-operative Movement in Danish Housing John Apelroth 7. Housing and Planning in Sweden Sven F. Bengston 8. Housing Construction in the Soviet Union Yevgeny Samodayev 9. Housing in Hungary Tibor Gaspar 10. Public Housing in the United States J. S. Fuerst 11. Public Housing in Chicago J. S. Fuerst 12. Public Housing in Puerto Rico Carlos M. Alvarado 13. Conclusions J. S. Fuerst
J. S. Fuerst was Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Loyola, USA.