As a case study, the author selects the Merry Oak housing development in Bitterne, Southampton, to examine the practical outcome of the ideals that had been established by the 1924 Housing Act of John Wheatley.
John Astley concludes this essay with an epilogue on public sector housing in the present era, and finds a landscape of confusion: a rapacious private sector with both eyes on the bottom line; and a plethora of budget-crazed agencies and quangos operating in the bizarre vacuum left by the retreat of local government in the face of centralization. Is it really too late, though, for local government to regain the moral high ground and deliver value for money?
After reading Access to Eden, you will not be able to look at a house, any house, in quite the same way again.
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Marca||Information Age Publishing POD|
|Ano da edição||2010|
|Número de Páginas||164|