The recent global crisis exposed vulnerabilities of housing markets pointing to the need to build resilience through better policy tools and sustainable provision of social housing. In the context of fiscal austerity, social housing is affected by changing politics, privatization and concentration of urban poverty. Transforming Social Housing: International Perspectives explores the differences and similarities in housing policies and practices by focusing on social housing institutions and their ability to influence affordability and quality of housing. The focus is on private and not-for-profit provision in mixed-income developments supported through partnerships and a mix of policy instruments.
The book brings together contributions by leading scholars on key debates affecting social housing in cities around the world. The international perspectives provide an interdisciplinary, robust overview of complex processes of change affecting people, places and homes. It is particularly well suited for students, scholars, policymakers and professionals interested in housing, urban planning and public policy.
The chapters in this book were originally published in various issues of the Urban Research & Practice journal.
Table of Contents
1. Social housing transformation: Policy and institutional landscapes
2. Social Rented Housing in the (Dis)United Kingdom: Can Different Social Housing Regime Types Exist within the Same Nation State?
3. Quantifying a century of state intervention in rental housing in Germany
Konstantin A. Kholodilin
4.The Role of Nonprofits in Meeting the Housing Challenge in the United States
Rachel G. Bratt
5. The organizational challenges of mixed-income development: privatizing public housing through cross-sector collaboration
Mark L. Joseph, Robert J. Chaskin, Amy T. Khare and Jung-Eun Kim
6. Non-profit housing, a tool for metropolitan cohesion? The case of the Vienna–Bratislava region
7. Moving towards age-inclusive public housing in Singapore
8. Transformative change: energy-efficiency and social housing retrofits in Canadian cities
Sasha Tsenkova is Professor of Planning at the University of Calgary, Canada. She has over 150 publications addressing issues of urban sustainability, community planning and housing policy. Her scholarship is internationally recognised and she has won a number of prestigious awards for international scholars. Her current research focuses on social urbanism and the future of affordable housing in cities.