The Principles of Housing

  • Filename: the-principles-of-housing.
  • ISBN: 9781317380801
  • Release Date: 2015-11-19
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Peter King
  • Publisher: Routledge



The Principles of Housing is an engaging and discursive introduction to the key topics within housing studies. Whereas many books get bogged down in country-specific policy or small innovations, this book argues that the fundamental concepts of what we call housing are relatively stable and unchangeable. By focusing on universal principles, the book provides an introduction to housing that can be used by students world-wide. The book consists of a series of short chapters relating to the key issues of housing, such as borrowing, choice, finance, government, need, reform and welfare. Each chapter is designed to be a starting point for a wider conversation, with discussion questions and a number of think pieces and international case studies to help students connect these general principles to their own surroundings. Written by renowned housing expert Peter King, The Principles of Housing succeeds in being accessible and engaging without shying away from the complexities of housing issues. The book will be invaluable to students on housing-related courses across finance, real estate, planning, development, politics and sociology subjects. The book would also be useful to housing professionals and policy makers aiming to expand their understanding of housing issues.

Principles of Housing Finance Reform

  • Filename: principles-of-housing-finance-reform.
  • ISBN: 9780812293739
  • Release Date: 2016-08-10
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Susan M. Wachter
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press



In the fall of 2008, the world watched in horror as the U.S. housing finance system shattered, triggering a global financial panic and ultimately the Great Recession. Now, nearly a decade later, the long and slow housing recovery has reached a critical moment. Though the housing finance system has stabilized, it remains in the hands of the federal government, leaving taxpayers exposed to the credit risk while private funding remains mostly on the sidelines. Principles of Housing Finance Reform identifies the changes necessary to modernize the housing finance system, identifying guiding principles that should underlie a rebuilt system. Contributors to the volume set out a wealth of innovative solutions that are possible within this framework, presenting proposals for long-term structural reforms that would infuse new life into the U.S. housing finance system while enhancing long-term stability. Nearly a decade after the inception of the Great Recession, reform proposals have arisen across the political spectrum. This is a moment of opportunity for rebuilding a key sector of the U.S. economy. The research in this volume represents the best thinking of policy researchers and economic experts on the challenges that lie ahead and provides a roadmap for reforms to create a system characterized by liquidity, stability, access, and sustainability. Contributors: W. Scott Frame, Meghan Grant, John Griffith, Diana Hancock, Stephanie Heller, Akash Kanojia, Patricia C. Mosser, Kevin A. Park, Wayne Passmore, Roberto G. Quercia, David Scharfstein, Phillip Swagel, Joseph Tracy, Susan M. Wachter, Dale A. Whitman, Mark A. Willis, Joshua Wright.

The United Nations Principles on Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons

  • Filename: the-united-nations-principles-on-housing-and-property-restitution-for-refugees-and-displaced-persons.
  • ISBN: 9789004308862
  • Release Date: 2015-11-30
  • Number of pages: 424
  • Author: Khaled Hassine
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers



In this Commentary on the Principles on Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons – known as the Pinheiro Principles – Khaled Hassine and Scott Leckie outline the legal contents of this international instrument generated by the UN in 2005.

Sustainable Housing

  • Filename: sustainable-housing.
  • ISBN: 9780203478431
  • Release Date: 2003-09-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Brian Edwards
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



Written by experts, Sustainable Housing brings new perspectives on residential sustainability, using case studies of latest practice. This book is based upon the 'Housing and Sustainability' conference at the RIBA in 1998, which intended to guide action into the next century, setting down key principles, providing important new technical information and setting UK practices in a European context.

Principles of Food Sanitation

  • Filename: principles-of-food-sanitation.
  • ISBN: 9780387250854
  • Release Date: 2006-08-04
  • Number of pages: 413
  • Author: Norman Marriott
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



In this era of emphasis on food safety and security, high-volume food processing and preparation operations have increased the need for improved sanitary practices from processing to consumption. This trend presents a challenge for the food processing and food preparation industry. Now in its 5th Edition, the highly acclaimed Principles of Food Sanitation provides sanitation information needed to ensure hygienic practices and safe food for food industry personnel as well as students. The highly acclaimed textbook and reference addresses the principles related to contamination, cleaning compounds, sanitizers, cleaning equipment. It also presents specific directions for applying these concepts to attain hygienic conditions in food processing or food preparation operations. New features in this edition include: A new chapter on the concerns about biosecurity and food sanitation Updated chapters on the fundamentals of food sanitation, contamination sources and hygiene, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, cleaning and sanitizing equipment, and waste handling disposal Comprehensive and concise discussion about sanitation of low-, intermediate-, and high-moisture foods

The Construction of Houses

  • Filename: the-construction-of-houses.
  • ISBN: 9781136152931
  • Release Date: 2013-04-26
  • Number of pages: 456
  • Author: Duncan Marshall
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



The fifth edition of this successful textbook is aimed specifically at those students and practitioners who require a broad understanding of building construction as part of a wider sphere of professional activity. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of modern construction and services. New to this edition are: Hundreds of revised graphics to complement the fully updated text New illustrations and photos printed in full colour for the first time New chapters on sustainability, ventilation and windows. This highly sought after text concentrates on principles and practice rather than details and regulations and retains it’s easy to follow format and highly accessible style. In doing so it enables the reader to demonstrate a comprehensive and genuine understanding of modern house construction and its evolution over the last 100 years. The Construction of Houses is not only an essential read for students, surveyors, developers and planning professionals, but also the interested lay person considering their first building project.

Conflict and Housing Land and Property Rights

  • Filename: conflict-and-housing-land-and-property-rights.
  • ISBN: 9781139495615
  • Release Date: 2011-02-21
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Scott Leckie
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Housing, land and property (HLP) rights, as rights, are widely recognized throughout international human rights and humanitarian law and provide a clear and consistent legal normative framework for developing better approaches to the HLP challenges faced by the UN and others seeking to build long-term peace. This book analyses the ubiquitous HLP challenges present in all conflict and post-conflict settings. It will bridge the worlds of the practitioner and the theorist by combining an overview of the international legal and policy frameworks on HLP rights with dozens of detailed case studies demonstrating country experiences from around the world. The book will be of particular interest to professors and students of international relations, law, human rights, and peace and conflict studies but will have a wider readership among practitioners working for international institutions such as the United Nations and the World Bank, non-governmental organizations, and national agencies in the developing world.

Bioclimatic Housing

  • Filename: bioclimatic-housing.
  • ISBN: 9781844072842
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 440
  • Author: Richard Hyde
  • Publisher: Earthscan



Winner of the American Library Association’s Notable Government Documents Award 2005Cities are facing enormous challenges, with rapidly growing urban populations, often worsening environmental conditions and deteriorating infrastructure, inequali

RIBA Book of British Housing

  • Filename: riba-book-of-british-housing.
  • ISBN: 9781136368257
  • Release Date: 2008-01-28
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Ian Colquhoun
  • Publisher: Routledge



RIBA Book of British Housing Design looks at the design solutions developed during the 20th and the 21st centuries, and illustrates over 200 of the most successful projects. It provides an overview of the evolution of housing development, and includes present day schemes and estate regeneration as well as special sections on housing in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The photographs and plans of historic and contemporary projects can be used to show design approaches to clients, committees and, in the case of regeneration, with local communities. Looking back into history will indicate which design approaches have been successful. This fully updated 2nd edition includes a new chapter on the development of design concepts and projects built since 1999. It illustrates current trends that have been developing since the turn of the new century, and emphasises the concept of creating sustainable communities. The use of colour photographs adds a new dimension to the first edition in making it possible to appreciate more readily the materials used in the design of the housing and its environment.

Finance for housing

  • Filename: finance-for-housing.
  • ISBN: 9781447306504
  • Release Date: 2013-07-17
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: Davis, Cathy
  • Publisher: Policy Press



The global financial crisis of 2007-08 was triggered by sub-prime mortgage mis-selling in the US and the global sale of these debts as new bonds. Austerity programmes are designed to reduce the borrowing that governments undertook to stabilise failing banking systems but the UK's Coalition government is using 'austerity' as a cover to dismantle the welfare state. Housing is at the forefront of these changes. Mortgages and rental costs are rising as 'the market' dictates them, while people with low incomes now receive substantially less financial help from the welfare state. In this much-needed text by an experienced author with a policy background, current housing finance issues (and their history) are linked with broader social policy and political themes. It covers the finance of building and refurbishment, managing and maintaining property for all the different tenures (owner occupation, council housing, housing association and private renting), and discusses whether current arrangements are sustainable. Written for housing, social policy and politics students and staff, it is also accessible to anyone concerned about housing in Britain today.

Sustainable Housing

  • Filename: sustainable-housing.
  • ISBN: 9781135804954
  • Release Date: 2002-09-11
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Brian Edwards
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



Written by experts, Sustainable Housing brings new perspectives on residential sustainability, using case studies of latest practice. This book is based upon the 'Housing and Sustainability' conference at the RIBA in 1998, which intended to guide action into the next century, setting down key principles, providing important new technical information and setting UK practices in a European context.

Housing by People

  • Filename: housing-by-people.
  • ISBN: 0714525693
  • Release Date: 1976-01-01
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Author: John F. C. Turner
  • Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers



"...John Turner is something much rarer than a housing expert; he is a philosopher of housing, seeking answers to questions which are so fundamental that they seldom get asked."--from the Introduction by Colin Ward

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