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Welfare Reform on the Web (December 2004): Social Housing - Overseas

GROWTH MANAGEMENT AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING: DO THEY CONFLICT?

A. Downs (editor)

Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press, 2004

Many local communities are adopting forms of growth management or smart growth in response to growth-related problems, such as rising traffic congestion and loss of open space. But at the same time these new policies are shrinking the supply of affordable housing. Can this inherent conflict between growth management and the need for more affordable housing be resolved? This book explores these issues in depth.

HOUSING & WELFARE IN SOUTHERN EUROPE

J. Allen and others

Oxford: Blackwell, 2004

This book fills a major gap in the literature on comparative European housing policy. It shows that the relationship between state, market and civil society in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece is fundamentally different from Northern Europe. By providing a Southern view of housing provision, it throws new light on difficult housing policy issues throughout Europe. The analysis :

  • offers a fresh new way to analyse comparative housing policy and practices;
  • highlights the distinctive relationships among state, market, civil society and households in Southern Europe;
  • draws out lessons for developing alternative models of housing provision.
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