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Renewing Europe's Housing

Expert contributors provide contemporary comparative accounts of housing renewal policy and practice in nine European countries. Shared concerns over energy conservation, social protection and inclusion, and the roles and responsibilities of public and private sectors, form the basis of a proposed policy agenda for housing renewal across Europe.

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Applying Leadership and Management in Planning

Theory and Practice

Written by an experienced author and widely respected academic, this valuable book asks whether the planning system is to blame for the frequent criticism it receives and discusses the ways in which management theories, tools and techniques can be applied to planning.

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Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Edited by Peter A. Kemp

This book examines income-related housing allowance schemes in advanced welfare states as well as in transition economies of central and eastern Europe as a more efficient way to help tenants than rent controls or 'bricks and mortar' subsidies to landlords.

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From Transmitted Deprivation to Social Exclusion

Policy, Poverty, and Parenting

The book is the only book-length treatment of New Labour's approach to child poverty, and examines initiatives such as Sure Start, the influence of research on inter-generational continuities, and its new stance on social exclusion. 

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Housing policy transformed

The right to buy and the desire to own

This book seeks to understand the Right to Buy, the most controversial housing policy of the last 30 years, on its own terms, rather than most studies which focus on its negative impact. It explains how the policy links with a coherent ideology based on self-interest and the care of things close to us.

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Exploring the Production of Urban Space

Differential Space in Three Post-Industrial Cities

This important book engages critically with Lefebvre’s spatial theories and challenges recent thinking about the nature of urban space. Research in three iconic post-industrial cities in the UK and North America, explains how urban public spaces, including differential space are socially produced.

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Accommodating Difference

Evaluating Supported Housing for Vulnerable People

This important book explores the impact of different forms of policy and practice on the lives of vulnerable people, arguing for a flexible policy approach that places people in control of their own lives and creates housing options that effectively improve the well-being of those who live in them.

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Justice and Fairness in the City

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to 'Ordinary' Cities

This book examines the theory and practice of justice in and of the city through a multi-disciplinary collaboration, which draws on a wide range of expertise. It will be a valuable resource for academic researchers and students across a range of disciplines including urban and environmental studies.

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After Urban Regeneration

Communities, Policy and Place

Focusing on the history and theory of community in urban policy, and including a unique set of case studies that draw on artistic and cultural community work, After urban regeneration engages with debates on how urban policy has changed and continues to change following the financial crash of 2008

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Whose Housing Crisis?

Assets and Homes in a Changing Economy

Reconceiving the current housing crisis in England as a ‘wicked’ problem, this book situates the crisis in a broader range of socio-economic issues and calls for a change in how housing is produced and consumed.

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The Fall and Rise of Social Housing

100 Years on 20 Estates

Using a unique archive spanning the lifetime of twenty council estates in the UK, this book examines what we can learn from council housing’s failings and successes for building sustainable communities in the future.

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Ending Homelessness?

The Contrasting Experiences of Denmark, Finland and Ireland

Providing an in-depth exploration of the experiences of Ireland, Denmark and Finland in their various initiatives designed to end homelessness, this book presents an authoritative comparative account of policies and strategies that have worked, along with an exposition of those that have not.

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