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This book was originally published in 1985. During the 1920s and 1930s, a series of housing developments was built in Europe, based on unprecedented levels of public finance allied to innovative policies of planning, and architectural design. How did these developments, which were the foundation of later social housing programmes, come into being? This study sets out to answer the question by looking into the evolution of the movement for housing reform in Germany and France, from the middle of the nineteenth century until the outbreak of the First World War. This book also examines the social and political nature of 'the housing problem', and traces the response through a series of central themes: the public health campaign; land reform and planning proposals; the elaboration of architectural types; and the search for fresh means of financing the construction of cheap housing.
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- Date Published: February 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521133838
- length: 668 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 170 x 34 mm
- weight: 1.05kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Part I. The Movement for Housing Reform in Germany 1840–1914: Section 1. Recognition of the Housing Problem:
1. The emergence of the Housing Problem 1840–1857
2. The first debate on the Housing Problem 1857–1872
3. Boom, depression and the second debate on the Housing Problem 1872–1886
Section 2. The Programme for Reform:
4. The reformers' ideal
5. Public health and housing reform
6. The design of working-class housing
7. Housing reform and the Land Question
Section 3. Reform and the Provision of New Housing:
8. Housing by private enterprise
9. Housing by the employer
10. Non-profit housing before 1890
11. Non-profit housing after 1890
12. The campaign for national housing legislation 1886–1914
Part II. The Movement for Housing Reform in France 1840–1914: Section 4. Recognition of the Housing Problem:
13. The context of the Housing Problem
14. The housing market: Paris
Section 5. The Programme for Reform:
15. the reformers' ideal
16. Social reform
17. Housing and hygiene
18. Housing and urban growth
19. Architectural reform
Section 6. Reform and the Provisions of New Housing:
20. The reformers and the housing market
21. Housing for industry
22. Housing societies
23. Housing and co-operation
24. The Société Française des Habitations à Bon Marché and housing legislation
25. The evolution of housing legislation 1: 'free action is superior and sufficient'
26. The evolution of housing legislation 2: 'unbiased rivalry'
Conclusion to Parts 1 and 2: from workers' housing to social housing
Abbreviations used for periodicals
Sources of illustrations
Chronology: England, Germany and France
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