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Directions in Housing Policy

Directions in Housing Policy
Towards Sustainable Housing Policies for the UK

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January 1997 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The United Kingdom is now at a crossroads in terms of its housing policies. Homes remain costly and in short supply, and there is a growing issue of disrepair. At the same time, the resources made available from government have been reduced.

Directions in Housing Policy provides a clear and authoritative examination of housing policy, its past, the present situation and future policies. The authors provide expert analysis and commentary on key housing issues and set out an agenda for future policy in the 21st century.

Peter Williams
Introduction Directions in Housing Policy
Christine Whitehead
Changing Needs, Changing Incentives
Trends in the UK Housing System

Duncan Maclennan
The UK Housing Market
Up, Down and Where Next ?

Mark Boléat
The Politics of Home Ownership
Peter Kemp
Ideology, Public Policy and Private Rental Housing since the War
Alan Murie
Beyond State Housing
Richard Best
Housing Associations
The Sustainable Solution?

Peter Williams
Getting the Foundations Right
Housing Organisations and Structures
Philip Leather and Sheila Mackintosh
Towards Sustainable Policies for Housing Renewal in the Private Sector
Barry Goodchild and Valerie Karn
Standards, Quality Control and Housebuilding in Britain
Alan Holmans
UK Housing Finance
Past Changes, the Present Predicament and Future Sustainablity

Ray Forrest and Peter Williams
Future Directions?

`I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to gain a fuller appreciaition of the way that UK housing policy has evolved over time and a better understanding of the interrelationships between the tenures.... It is therefore an invaluable reference book for those involved in housing issues across all sectors, from practitioners and policy-makers to students of housing and planning courses' - Urban Studies

`With such a lineup of authors and broad range of content there will be much of interest to a wide readership, especially housing and social policy students who can be expected to make good use of the book as a source of material and as an indicator of where debate on housing stood at the middle of the decade' - Environment and Planning B

`Provides much of insight which should be recommended reading for all those with an interest in housing policy' - Local Government Studies

'A thoroughly readable and thought-provoking book' - Roof

'This is a good reader of current debates on the future of housing policy, which provides a useful reflection of the breadth of discussion of interest to both policy makers and housing and urban studies students' - Journal of Property Research

'This book is definitely essential reading for all policymakers, wherever they are in the new housing system' - Town and Country Planning

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ISBN: 9781853963032