Slums and Redevelopment Policy and Practice in England, 1918–1945, with Particular Reference to London
Slums and Redevelopment (1992) moves between national policy formation and detailed local studies, particularly of London, studies involving landlords and property, tenants and rehousing, and the implementation of programmes. The interwar period it examines saw the restoration of slum clearance following a period of opposition, and the onset of the first national slum clearance programme, reaching its climax in the plans for large-scale redevelopment mad during World War II. Inner city redevelopment of this kind had its intellectual origins in the 1930s, and had much wider repercussions for property and social policy.
1. Introduction 2. The Inheritance: Problems and Remedies 3. Reconstruction: The Pattern of the Future 4. Decentralization, Reconditioning and Slum Clearance 1923–33 5. Money Matters: Property Values, Compensation and Housing Costs 6. Rebuilding and Rehousing 1918–33 7. A New Deal 1933–5 8. Action Against the Slum: Programmes and Distributions 9. Landlords and Property (with Mona Paton) 10. Tenants and Estates 11. Redevelopment and Town Planning 12. Wartime Plans