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1st Edition

The Development of Housing in Scotland

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ISBN 9780367773175
June 15, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
146 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1979, this volume begins with an historical summary of housing development in Scotland. Scottish urban housing has always followed a unique and distinctive pattern from the rest of the UK, resembling more closely the flatted developments of Continental Europe. The book compares the policies and programmes of development in EU countries and Scandinavia. The problems caused by over-emphasis on public-sector housing in Scotland since the First World War are discussed. A break-down of the work carried out by housing societies and associations reveals little national or local support in Scotland, unlike in European or Scandinavian countries where such association have formed a vital element in their housing policies.

Table of Contents

1. Historical Background 2. Housing in Scotland, Housing in Europe 3. Housing in Scandinavia 4. Housing in the Public Sector 5. Priorities, Facts, Figures and Numbers 6. Housing in the Private Sector 7. Architects, Planners and Builders 8. Housing Societies and Associations 9. Possibilities for the Future.

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Douglas Niven