This book outlines the emerging determinants, in a global context, for the provision of housing for the growing, shifting and changing populations. In doing so the reader will be encouraged to forsee the complementary evolution in the planning, design and construction of housing in the developed and developing world.
Contributors. Preface - Sir Alan Muir Wood. Introduction - William Allen. Population growth and housing - M Chisholm. Housing after 2000 AD: the likely effects of political, social and economic change - R Best. The envelope of the house in temperate climates - M Fordham. Design considerations for exterior envelopes of buildings in cold climate regions beyond 2000 - L T Hendricks and P H Huelman. Housing as an evolutionary process: planning and design implications - F C D Vigier. The home of tomorrow: communication and control - P Chemillier. Housing and advanced technology: towards a total housing system - N Kashino. Technologies for development - R Spence. Barriers to effecting change in housing - J P Eberhard. Summary of presentations - R Bender. Index. Contributors: Dr W A Allen, Bickerdike Allen Partners, London, UK; Professor R Bender, College of Environmental Design, Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, USA; R Best, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK; P Chemillier, President, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment, Paris, France; Professor M Chisholm, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK; Professor J P Eberhard, Chairman, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Professor M Fordham, Consulting Engineer, London, UK; Professor L T Hendricks, Extension Specialist Forest Products, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA; Professor P H Huelman, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Cold Climate Housing Center, Minnesota Extension Service, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA; Dr N Kashino, Building Research Institute, Ministry of Construction, Tokyo, Japan; Dr R Spence, The Martin Centre Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, UK; Professor F C D Vigier, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning, Director, Unit for Housing and Urbanization, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA