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Shelter is not enough

Transforming multi-storey housing

Estates of multi-storey housing present some of the most intractable problems for urban policy. Shelter is not enough is an up-to-date evaluation of the issues. Drawing on an analysis of past practice, a 'model framework' is defined which can help to create successful approaches for the regeneration of multi-storey housing.

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Managing public services innovation

The experience of English housing associations

Managing public services innovation provides an in-depth exploration of innovation and its management in the housing association sector. Drawing on longitudinal case studies and data sets, it explores techniques to develop evidence-based policy in the housing association sector, and makes recommendations for best practice.

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Housing, social policy and difference

Disability, ethnicity, gender and housing

This book provides an overview of key social issues set in the context of housing. From minority ethnic housing needs to the housing implications of domestic violence, this broad-ranging study shows how difference is regulated and deploys a distinctive theoretical perspective applicable to other aspects of welfare.

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Two steps forward

Housing policy into the new millennium

Edited by Dave Cowan and Alex Marsh

This book makes a distinctive contribution to the debate on housing policy. Bringing together leading scholars from the fields of housing law and housing policy, it engages with the central concerns of policy and demonstrates that the parallel debates of housing studies and socio-legal studies can be strengthened by a fuller exchange of ideas.

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Home ownership in a risk society

A social analysis of mortgage arrears and possessions

The emergence of high levels of unsustainable home ownership has many consequences for social and public policy. Using a wide range of methodological strategies, including in-depth qualitative interviews, this book paints a rich empirical picture of the causes, socio-economic distribution and social consequences of mortgage arrears and possessions.

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Inclusive housing in an ageing society

Innovative approaches

This book is the first to bring together people from the worlds of architecture, social science and housing studies to look at the future of living environments for an ageing society. It uniquely moves beyond the issues of accommodation and care to look at the wider picture of how housing can reflect the social inclusion of people as they age.

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Social market or safety net?

British social rented housing in a European context

Social rented housing in Britain is undergoing radical reform - often inspired by European experiences. This timely report provides a comparative analysis of the social rented sector in seven European countries. Combined with analysis of labour market and social security systems, it challenges the assumptions behind the British reform agenda.

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Remote control

Housing associations and e-governance

This report focuses on the use of technology to extend effective governance through remote access and electronic communication in housing associations. It also examines current practice in developing e-strategies, identifies good practice and considers the potential of ICT in enhancing service delivery, accountability and empowering residents.

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The private rented sector in a new century

Revival or false dawn?

Against a century-long trend of decline, the private rented sector grew significantly during the 1990s. This book explores why and looks at the consequences for tenants and landlords, as well as the wider implications for housing policy.

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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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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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Changing places

Housing association policy and practice on nominations and lettings

This report provides the first detailed assessment of housing association allocations policies for over 10 years.

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