This book provides crucial insight into the fight back against austerity by local authorities through emerging forms of municipal entrepreneurialism in housing delivery.
Capturing this moment within its live context, the authors examine the ways that local authorities are moving towards increased financial independence based on their own activities to implement new forms and means of housebuilding activity. They assess these changes in the context of the long-term relationship between local and central government and argue that contemporary local authority housing initiatives represent a critical turning point, whilst also providing new ways of thinking about meting housing need.
Janice Morphet is a Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.
Ben Clifford is Associate Professor in Spatial Planning and Government at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.
Introduction: What Effects Have Central Government’s Austerity Policy for Local Government Had?
Local Government, Housing and Planning;
Challenging Austerity? Why Have Local Authorities Been Taking Their Own Action?
Overcoming Austerity Effects Through Local Authority Direct Action?
Austerity’s Legacy? A New Form of Central / Local Relations?