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.

The Principles of Housing

  • Filename: the-principles-of-housing.
  • ISBN: 1138939420
  • Release Date: 2015-11-30
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Peter King
  • Publisher: Routledge



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 worldwide. The book consists of a series of short chapters relating to the key issues of housing, such as borrowing, choice, finance, government, subsidies, 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, 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. Peter King's supporting website can be accessed at: http://principlesofhousing.our.dmu.ac.uk/

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.

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 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.

Flexible Housing

  • Filename: flexible-housing.
  • ISBN: 0750682027
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 237
  • Author: Tatjana Schneider
  • Publisher: Elsevier



Flexible housing is housing that can adjust to changing needs and patterns, both social and technological. This book argues that flexible housing has the potential to make a key contribution to more adaptable and therefore more sustainable buildings, showing how it has clear social and economic benefits. As the first comprehensive overview of this important subject, the book examines the past, present and future of flexible housing, collecting together over 160 international examples of the genre as a major point of reference. Combining history, theory and design, the book both makes the case for flexible housing and also shows the various ways by which it has been, and can be, achieved. Specially commissioned plans, printed to scale, together with over 200 illustrations and diagrams allow direct visual comparisons to be easily made. The book ends with an accessible guide to how flexible housing might be designed and constructed; it is thus both a major historical reference and an immediately useful manual. It will be of immense value to housing architects and designers, housing managers and developers, and to students of architecture, construction and housing.

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.

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

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.

Housing and Urbanisation

  • Filename: housing-and-urbanisation.
  • ISBN: 0500282102
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 143
  • Author: Charles Correa
  • Publisher:



Charles Correa has captured the world's attention with his buildings and humanitarian approach to architecture. This book collates his most significant projects, from low-cost, low-rise buildings to complete townships.

Housing First

  • Filename: housing-first.
  • ISBN: 1616496495
  • Release Date: 2015-09-23
  • Number of pages: 263
  • Author: Sam Tsemberis
  • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services



Housing First guides organizations through the implementation of the evidence-based Pathways model to end homelessness and teaches how to apply it in ongoing work with those who have co-occurring severe mental health and substance use disorders. Developed by Pathways to Housing National, this internationally adopted model advocates providing housing first, followed by other services for homeless people with co-occurring disorders: team-based psychiatric, addiction, and employment counseling. This manual details the principles of the "Housing First" approach, using case examples and a checklist to ensure fidelity of implementation and day-to-day practice. It shows how the operations of Housing First embody the program's philosophy, offering tools for assembling and managing the two commonly used models of support service teams; securing property and engaging landlords; assisting clients in setting up their apartments; and incorporating other evidence-based programs, such as integrated dual disorders treatment (IDDT) and Supported Employment.

RIBA Book of British Housing

  • Filename: riba-book-of-british-housing.
  • ISBN: 9780750682541
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 401
  • Author: Ian Colquhoun
  • Publisher: Architectural Press



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. * A valuable sourcebook for this booming industry * A comprehensive history of housing from 1900 to the present day * A unique, reference, presented in full colour

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