Even in the Housing Market we learn from history that you don’t always learn from history. Mistakes are repeated by new generations and by the same generations in different locations.
We still may not learn but at least we have an opportunity to understand.
So Anne Power provides a packaged view of history and European experience in one tome that should prove useful.
- As the housing slums of the industrial revolution were replaced with mass high-rise, high density estates throughout Europe, each country experienced a variety of problems over such issues as rehousing and renewal, urban change, racial tension, and political controversy. see Quarry Hill 1933-75
- To tackle these problems, new ‘new policies’ and rescue programmes, have been introduced with varying degrees of success.
- Based on detailed research from five countries, carried out with close reference to the central housing bodies in each area, Anne Power highlights the convergence and divergence in housing experience between the countries and the lessons that can be learnt.
- Looking at the historical developments within private and public housing systems she analyses the policy initiatives and the changing structure of social housing.
- By exploring the similarities and differences throughout Europe the text offers an important comparative study of the state housing in Europe.
Anne Power as author of ‘Hovels to High Rise: State Housing in Europe Since 1850′ is able to draw a picture of European-wide commitment to urban integration. Available from Amazon