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Maturing assets

The evolution of stock transfer housing associations

This report presents the findings of the first in-depth research into the organisations being created through the stock transfer process; their organisational culture, governance arrangements and staff management practices. It also investigates the role of Transfer HAs as developers and their evolving relationships with the local authorities.

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Poverty and home ownership in contemporary Britain

This report demonstrates the urgent need to re-evaluate our understanding of poverty and home ownership. Drawing on data from the Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey of Britain, it presents a detailed picture of the realities of home ownership at the margins, providing evidence in support of radical policy for sustainable home ownership.

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Best practice in regeneration

Because it works

This report charts a supportive project which linked four diverse regeneration programmes in different parts of the UK.

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The purpose of planning

Creating sustainable towns and cities

Planning is an important aspect of policy making. This book looks at a range of issues to unlock the purpose of planning, ideal for students and practitioners alike.

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Rebuilding Britain

Planning for a Better Future

This unique book asks how Britain can organise itself to build a fairer and sustainable society. It explores the value to society of social town planning and offers a doorway for how planning both morally and practically can help to meet key challenges of the 21st century.

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The Property Lobby

The Hidden Reality behind the Housing Crisis

The complex and self-serving nexus behind the UK’s housing crisis is laid bare in this passionate book from Bob Colenutt. Investigating the network of landowners, house-builders, financial backers and politicians, he reveals how we have been forced to accept the cycle of low supply and high prices, and proposes solutions to the housing emergency.

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The Short Guide to Town and Country Planning

This short offers an introductory overview of the practice of planning for those with little or no prior knowledge, considering the processes of development and looking at current and future pressures, dynamics and challenges.

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Spatial Planning Systems in the Western Balkans

The Quest for Europeanization

Spatial planning systems in the Western Balkans are undergoing drastic changes as the region moves towards European integration. This book offers a unique insight into the changing planning culture, including a framework for better management of the integration process.

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Reimagining Homelessness

For Policy and Practice

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Bringing to light the most contemporary research, policy and practice, this book presents stark evidence from Irish experience to argue that we need to urgently reimagine the root causes of homelessness and provides a robust evidence base to reimagine how we respond to homelessness.

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Volume 2: Housing and Home

This book casts light on how the virus has impacted the experience of home and housing through the lens of wider urban processes around transportation, land use, planning policy, racism and inequality, and offers crucial insights for reforming cities to be more resilient to future crises.

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The Right to Buy?

Selling off public and social housing

In The Right to Buy, Alan Murie provides an authoritative account of the origins, development and impact of the policy across the UK and proposals for its extension in England (and decisions to end it in Scotland and Wales).

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How to Build Houses and Save the Countryside

Focusing on house building and conservation politics in England, Spiers uses his considerable experience and extensive research to demonstrate why the current model doesn’t work, and why there needs to be both planning reform and a more active role for the state, including local government.

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