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Building on the past: Visions of housing futures

Peter Malpass and Liz Cairncross


Despite the improved supply and quality of housing in the United Kingdom and Europe over the last sixty years, the future of housing remains uncertain. Will the supply of new housing meet demand? Is decent, affordable housing an achievable goal? How far will governments seek to shape the market? How will they respond to demographic pressures in different parts of the country? Will housing wealth become a central issue in wider debates about the future of public services? This book looks at the big questions affecting the future of housing as a key indicator of social and economic well-being in ... More

Keywords: housing, building, UK, Europe, well-being, affordable housing, neighbourhoods, communities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347510
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347510.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Malpass, editor

Liz Cairncross, editor