1st Edition

Transforming Social Housing International Perspectives

Edited By Sasha Tsenkova Copyright 2021
    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    1. Social housing transformation: Policy and institutional landscapes

    Sasha Tsenkova

    2. Social Rented Housing in the (Dis)United Kingdom: Can Different Social Housing Regime Types Exist within the Same Nation State?

    Mark Stephens

    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

    Aurore Meyfroidt

    7. Moving towards age-inclusive public housing in Singapore

    Belinda Yuen

    8. Transformative change: energy-efficiency and social housing retrofits in Canadian cities

    Sasha Tsenkova


    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.