Decent Homes for All: Planning's Evolving Role in Housing Provision

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 31, 2004 - Architecture - 320 pages

Are you concerned about the state of current housing provision? Worried about further decline in the years ahead? Decent Homes for All addresses fundamental questions about the current housing crisis; examining its history and evolution.

The first text on the housing-planning interface, it explores the relationship between planning and housing supply, focusing on housing supply, the quality and form of residential development, affordability and sustainability and the changing nature of planning itself. The questions covered include:

  • Why have we moved away from state housing provision?
  • How might the current crisis in housing affordability be addressed through planning policy?
  • Why has recent debate broadened to encompass the idea of ‘sustainable communities’?
  • How will we deliver quality, affordable housing in the future?
  • What role should the planning system play in delivering decent homes in the years ahead?

This comprehensive narrative provides students, planners and researchers with a valuable account of the evolving relationship between planning and housing to aid contextual understanding and suggest how current issues might evolve in the future.

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About the author (2004)

Nick Gallent is Reader in Planning and Housing at University College London’s Bartlett School of Planning. He has previously lectured in UK housing policy at the University of Manchester and been a researcher at Cardiff University’s Centre for Housing Management and Development. His principal research interests are in the areas of planning for affordable housing, the housing and planning policy relationship, and planning in the urban fringe and in rural areas.

Mark Tewdwr-Jones is Professor of Spatial Planning and Governance and Director of Research at University College London’s Bartlett School of Planning. His research interests are related to planning, politics, community planning, and urban and regional development. He is currently involved in a number of research projects, including work on European spatial planning, the scope and relevance of local planning, and the relationship between cities and identity.

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