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Hovels to Highrise : State Housing in Europe Since 1850 - Anne Power

Hovels to Highrise

State Housing in Europe Since 1850

Paperback Published: 15th April 1993
ISBN: 9780415089364
Number Of Pages: 464

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As the slums of the industrial revolution were replaced with mass high-rise, high density estates throughout Europe, each country has experienced a variety of problems over such issues as rehousing and renewal, urban change, racial tension, and political controversey. To tackle these, new new policies and rescue programmes, have been introduced with varying degrees of success. The text offers an important comparative study of state housing in Europe. Based on detailed research from five countries, carried out with close reference to the central housing bodies in each area, Anne Power highlights the convergence in housing experience between the countries and the lessons that can be learnt. Looking at the historical developments within each of the different housing systems both private and public, she analyses the policy initiatives and the changing structure of social housing. By exploring the similarities and differences throughout Europe, Anne Power is able to draw a picture of European-wide commitment to urban integration.

Acknowledgementsp. xv
Definitionsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Francep. 21
Backgroundp. 23
Notesp. 28
Early Housing Developmentsp. 29
After the Second World Warp. 40
Social Landlordsp. 54
Private Housingp. 62
Difficult-To-Manage Estatesp. 71
Current Issues and Conclusionsp. 81
Germanyp. 89
Backgroundp. 93
The Development of German Housing from the Industrial Revolution to the Second World Warp. 102
Post-War Housingp. 108
Housing in the 1970s and 1980sp. 124
The Neue Heimat Crisisp. 132
Changes in the 1980sp. 143
Housing Change in East Germanyp. 150
Summary of the Current German Housing Pattern, and Conclusionsp. 156
Britainp. 163
Backgroundp. 165
Early Housing Developmentsp. 170
After the First World Warp. 179
After the Second World Warp. 186
Council Landlordsp. 198
Decline in Private Renting- Rise in Owner-Occupationp. 206
Legislative Changes of the Thatcher Yearsp. 217
A Changing Public Rolep. 223
Conclusionsp. 235
Denmarkp. 239
Backgroundp. 243
Development of Social Housingp. 254
After the Second World Warp. 260
Private House-Buildingp. 267
Social Housing Organisation and Tenants' Democracyp. 274
Conditions in the 1980sp. 285
The Rescue of Mass Housing Areasp. 293
Post-War Housing Achievementsp. 302
Irelandp. 307
Backgroundp. 309
The Start of Irish Housing Policyp. 318
Irish Housing in Limbo- Between the Warsp. 327
After the Second World Warp. 332
The 1970sp. 339
Developments in the 1980sp. 343
The Impact of Tenant Purchase Schemes on Local Authority Estatesp. 347
An Overview and Conclusionsp. 360
Summary and Conclusionsp. 367
Summary of Five Country Studiesp. 369
Main Findingsp. 373
General Themesp. 387
Why State-Sponsored Housing Will Survivep. 397
Conclusionsp. 401
Bibliographyp. 404
Indexp. 421
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ISBN: 9780415089364
ISBN-10: 0415089360
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 15th April 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1