Estates of multi-storey housing present some of the most intractable problems for urban policy. Many attempts to deal with these problems have either failed or presented poor value for money.
Shelter is not enough is an up-to-date evaluation of the issues. It traces the development of multi-storey housing in Britain from its early beginnings, to the period from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s when most of the contemporary legacy of estates was built. The problems in use are examined as are the responses of the authorities faced with mounting technical and social difficulties. Drawing on an analysis of past practice, a ‘model framework’ is defined which can help to create successful approaches for the regeneration of multi-storey housing.
From the experience of the development of multi-storey housing in Britain, its problems and attempted solutions, implications are drawn for public policy, and a strategic approach is outlined which can reform the estates and reintegrate them into the mainstream urban environment. Finally, the British experience is placed in a broader context - the parallel problems surrounding multi-storey estates in Europe, and the contribution transformed multi-storey estates might make in creating more sustainable cities in the millennium.
This book provides valuable information for all those involved in urban regeneration - academics and students of housing, architecture and urban studies; development officers, designers and others working in the practice of estate regeneration.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges for shelters, as they have had to ensure women’s and children’s safety while preventing the spread of the virus.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, shelters have had to adapt their services and practices, and it has been difficult to maintain their feminist approach.
Shelters have been creative and have developed multiple strategies to ensure women’s and children’s access to services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the 1970s, feminist activists created the
Department of Economics and Finance, University of Texas - Pan American, Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
Citizens Bank - USA
Political Economy and Natural
Hazards Mitigation: State Incentives
for Tornado Shelters
Abstract - Hurricane Katrina has spurred public choice economists' interest in the political
economy of natural hazards. We provide a case study in the political economy of hazards
mitigation from tornado shelters in Oklahoma. We analyze the determinants of support for
a referendum for a tax exemption for tornado
Evaluating the Shelter Inclusion Project
Evaluating the Shelter Inclusion
Project: a floating support service
for households accused of
Anwen Jones, Nicholas Pleace and Deborah Quilgars
Social landlords in the UK have become more rigorous in responding
to anti-social behaviour (ASB), partly reflecting increasing public
expectations and central government priorities. There are no figures
to indicate whether social landlords’ use of possession actions for ASB
has risen in recent years but research has shown that the use
Religion as a resource or as a source
of exclusion? The case of Muslim
Pia Karlsson Minganti
As part of the European Commission’s 6th Framework programme,
the Welfare and Values in Europe: Transition Related to Religion,
Minorities and Gender (WaVE) project offers insights into the
interaction of diverse value systems in local European settings and
welfare regimes. In this context, this chapter1 presents an in-depth
case study of a women’s shelter2 in Sweden with a particular focus on
Muslim women (including some
pioneering local domestic violence services. These include its refuge/shelter (transition house in Canadian terms), the famed London Women’s Community House. This outstandingly successful shelter stands proudly at a widely known and public address. A beacon in the Canadian domestic abuse sector, it has struggled more and more to keep up with demand in the 2010s. 8 More recently, the Women’s Community House has merged with the Sexual Assault Centre London to form the organisation, Anova, whose resounding aim is to move towards: ‘An inclusive world of shared power where
Understanding housing precarity: more than access to a
shelter, housing is essential for a decent life
School of Architecture, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
This is a reply to:
Finnerty, Joe and C. O’Connell. 2017. “Changing precarities in the Irish housing system:
supplier-generated changes in security of tenure for domiciled households.” Global
Discourse 7 (4): 473–488. https://doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2017.1399708
Joe Finnerty and Cathal O’Connell’s paper ‘Changing precarities in the Irish housing
a shelter from the storm: faith-based
organisations and providing relief for
Maarten Davelaar and Wendy Kerstens
In this chapter we address one of the most significant areas of faith-based
organisation (FBO) activity in many European cities – that of caring for homeless
people. As has been made clear in a wide range of international research (see, for
example, Jencks, 1995; Takahashi, 1998; Edgar and Doherty, 2001; Hopper, 2003;
Edgar et al, 2004; Levinson, 2004; Cloke et al, 2010), homelessness is not a new