From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing: Interaction of Communities, Residents and Activists (Housing: Critical Futures) by Graham Cairns
English | Nov. 13, 2017 | ASIN: B0779GL914 | 290 Pages | PDF | 17 MB
Socio-political views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by globaleconomic crises, a notable rise of international migration and intensified trans-regionalmovement phenomena.
Socio-political views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by globaleconomic crises, a notable rise of international migration and intensified trans-regionalmovement phenomena. Adopting this viewpoint, From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing maps the current terrain ofpolitical thinking, ethical conversations and community activism that complementsthe current discourse on new opportunities to access housing. Its carefullyselected case studies cover many geographical contexts, including the UK, theUS, Brazil, Australia, Asia and Europe.Importantly, the volume presents the views of stakeholders that are typically left unaccountedfor in the process of housing development, and presents them with aninterdisciplinary audience of sociologists, planners and architects in mind. Eachchapter offers new interpretations of real-world problems, local communityinitiatives and successful housing projects, and together construct a critiqueon recent governmental and planning policies globally. Through these studies, thereader will encounter a narrative that encompasses issues of equality forhousing, the biopolitics of dwelling and its associated activism, planninginitiatives for social sustainability, and the cohabitation of the urbanterrain.
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