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Urban and Regional Planning: A Research Guide: Housing

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For more information about the housing industry, consult Finding Industry Information: A Research Guide.  For articles about housing, use the "Periodical Articles" tab.

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The following are a few examples of books about housing available from the University Libraries.  For more materials, use the Libraries' online catalog linked on the left. 

Affordable Housing  Finance, by Kim Hawtrey. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.  Covers new approaches to funding housing in the US, Australia and the UK.  [ULIB HD 7287 H37 2009]

Building Prosperity :The Centrality of Housing in Economic Development, by Anna Tibaijuka.  London: Earthscan, 2009. The looks at housing as a driver of economic growth at the local,national and global levels, using numerous case studies to support her arguments. [ULIB HT 166 T4543 2009]

Encyclopedia of Housing, Willem Van Vliet, ed.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1998.  Contains articles covering nearly all aspects of housing.  This volume is a good place to get an overview of specific housing issues.  [DEWEY and ULIB REFERENCE HD 7287 E53 1998]

Growing Urban Habitats: Seeking a New Housing Development Model, by William R. Morrish, Susanne Schindler and Katie Swenson.  San Francisco: William Stout Publishers, 2009. Contains information about award-winning designs for single and multi-family units and multiple dwelling developments.  [ULIB NA 7126 M67X 2009]

Housing Policy in the United States, by Alex F. Schwartz.  NY: Routledge, 2010.  Provides a thorough introduction to domestic residential housing policy.  [DEWEY HD 7293 S373 2010]

Public Housing and the Legacy of Segregation, by Margery Austin Turner, Susan J. Popkin, and Lynette Rawlings.  Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press, 2009.  A selection of essays discussing a variety of approaches to transforming public housing with the goal of greater racial and social class integration.  [DEWEY HD 7288.78 U5 T855 2009]

Public Housing that Worked: New York in the Twentieth Century, by Nicholas Dagen Bloom.  Philadelphia, PA: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.  Examines the success of the New York City Housing Authority as a model for other cities.  [RESERVES ULIB HD 7288.78 U52 N726 2008]

A Right to Housing: Foundation for a New Social Agenda, edited by Rachel G. Bratt, Michael E. Stone, and Chester Hartman. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2006.  Explores complex issues at the heart of the housing crisis, including poverty, racial and class discrimination, and legislative treatment. [DEWEY HD 7293 R46 2006]

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