Graham Towers's An introduction to urban housing design : at home in the PDF

By Graham Towers

ISBN-10: 0750659025

ISBN-13: 9780750659024

This transparent and concise consultant is the correct creation to modern housing layout for college students and execs of structure, city layout and planning.

With the expanding dedication to sustainable layout and with an ever-increasing call for for homes in city components, housing layout has taken on a brand new and the most important position in city making plans. This consultant introduces the reader to the foremost points of housing layout, and descriptions the dialogue approximately shape and making plans of city housing. utilizing bankruptcy summaries and with many illustrations, it provides modern issues comparable to strength effective layout and excessive density improvement in a transparent and obtainable means. It seems at useful layout ideas to actual city difficulties and comprises recommendation on reclamation and re-use of constructions. The information it provides is universally proper. half of the booklet beneficial properties present case reports that illustrate the easiest in excessive density, sustainable housing layout offering the reader with layout info, and layout proposal, for his or her personal tasks.

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In the cities wholesale redevelopment led to large estates exclusively allocated to lowincome families. The result was social segregation and the intensification of problems in urban high-density estates. PPG3 sought to revive mixed communities by ensuring that developments contain a CONTEXT: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPERATIVE ● 31 range of dwelling size and forms of tenure. They should also meet the needs of specific groups – the elderly, the disabled, students and young single people – who are likely to form an increasing proportion of the population.

9 Implementing the new policy The great majority of the new housing required will be built by property developers or by registered social landlords – housing associations and the like. The key role of local and central government is in facilitating and monitoring this development. PPG3 charges planning authorities with assessing housing needs in their areas and estimating housing capacity. 32 ISSUES IN URBAN HOUSING They are then required to identify sites for new housing and ensure their supply.

This land had ceased to have operational use but had been ‘hoarded’ in case it might be needed in the future. In many parts of Britain there were large industrial buildings which had lost their economic purpose, and stood empty and decaying. However, these high-profile unused sites are only the tip of an iceberg. In fact, there is a range of opportunities for urban housing development which can be divided into six categories: 1 Large sites. These generally result from changes in industrial organisation or market demands.

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