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Radical Solutions to the Housing Supply Crisis

Author/EditorBowie D (Author)
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447328490
Pub Date25/01/2017
BindingPaperback
Pages192
Dimensions (mm)198(h) * 129(w)
This book analyses the roots of the current housing crisis in England, critically reviewing the development of policy under successive UK Governments and presenting a specific critique of the current Conservative Government's housing and planning reforms.
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As housing supply in England reaches crisis point, Duncan Bowie provides a critical review of housing policy under successive UK Governments. Exploring the inter-relationship between housing, planning and land policies, Bowie puts forward a reform programme based on an alternative set of policy priorities and delivery mechanisms, arguing the case for an integrated approach to provide radical solutions to a growing crisis.

As housing supply in England reaches crisis point, Duncan Bowie provides a critical review of housing policy under successive UK Governments. Exploring the inter-relationship between housing, planning and land policies, Bowie puts forward a reform programme based on an alternative set of policy priorities and delivery mechanisms, arguing the case for an integrated approach to provide radical solutions to a growing crisis.

Duncan Bowie is senior lecturer in spatial planning and housing at the University of Westminster and course leader on the postgraduate planning course. He has worked in senior positions for the Mayor of London, the Housing Corporation, the Association of London Government, the London Docklands Development Corporation and the London Boroughs of Newham and Lambeth. He convenes the Highbury Group on Housing Delivery, an academic/practitioner research and policy development network, is a member of the policy council of the TCPA and of the London Labour Housing Group committee. He is the author of Politics, Planning and Homes in a World City (2010) and The Radical and Socialist Tradition in British Planning (2016).

Section 1: The context; Conservative government policy and the Housing and Planning Act 2016; Critiques of the current direction of government policy; The failure of governments since 1979 and the ideological continuities; Section 2: The crisis of housing supply; The housing deficit; Affordable by whom?; The wrong kind of homes; The ineffecient use of the existing stock; The failure of the English planning system; Section 3: There is an alternative; A radical programme for reform; Conclusion: The four key issues.

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