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From Tenements to the Taylor Homes: In Search of an Urban Housing Policy in Twentieth-Century America

 
 
 
 
From Tenements to the Taylor Homes: In Search of an Urban Housing Policy in Twentieth-Century America
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780271020136
ISBN 10: 27102013
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication Date: 2000-08-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $30.95
 
 

Explores the history of US efforts to shape housing policy. Looks at issues such as tenement design, community building, public versus private intervention, policy versus ideology, and housing and race, with examination taking place within the framework of a changing urban-industrial economy, the Great Depression, post-WWII deindustrialization, and the urban-suburban sprawl and edge cities of the 20th century. Overall themes are the persistence of the Lockean tradition, the failure of US policy, and the state's role in fostering urban residential decentralization. Includes b&w historical photos. The editor is visiting research professor in community planning and development at the University of Southern Maine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR