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Transforming multi-storey housing
Author: Graham Towers

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.

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Key messages 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. Introduction In the 1970s, feminist activists created the

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Daniel Sutter* Department of Economics and Finance, University of Texas - Pan American, Edinburg, TX 78539-2999 -USA Eric Stephenson 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

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373 Journal of Gender-Based Violence • vol 2 • no 2 • 373–91 • © Centre for Gender and Violence Research 2018 University of Bristol 2018 • Print ISSN 2398-6808 • Online ISSN 2398-6816 https://doi.org/10.1332/239868018X15265562721544 article The inclusion of men in domestic violence shelters: an everlasting debate Isabelle Côté, icote2@laurentian.ca Laurentian University, Canada Dominique Damant, dominique.damant@umontreal.ca University of Montreal, Canada Simon Lapierre, simon.lapierre@uottawa.ca University of Ottawa, Canada Despite the fact that the

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179 Evaluating the Shelter Inclusion Project NINE Evaluating the Shelter Inclusion Project: a floating support service for households accused of anti-social behaviour Anwen Jones, Nicholas Pleace and Deborah Quilgars Introduction 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

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199 Journal of Gender-Based Violence • vol 3 • no 2 • 199–214 • © Centre for Gender and Violence Research 2019 University of Bristol 2019 • Print ISSN 2398-6808 • Online ISSN 2398-6816 https://doi.org/10.1332/239868019X15567219568874 article The use of help seeking and coping strategies among Bosnian women in domestic violence shelters Lisa R Muftić, lisa.muftic@wne.edu Western New England University, USA Susan Hoppe, sjh008@shsu.edu Sam Houston State University, USA Jonathan A Grubb, JGrubb@georgiasouthern.edu Georgia Southern University, USA Victims

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207 TEN Religion as a resource or as a source of exclusion? The case of Muslim women’s shelters Pia Karlsson Minganti Introduction 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

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Author: Gill Hague

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

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Author: Kelly Greenop

REPLY Understanding housing precarity: more than access to a shelter, housing is essential for a decent life Kelly Greenop 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 system: supplier

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199 NINE a shelter from the storm: faith-based organisations and providing relief for the homeless Maarten Davelaar and Wendy Kerstens introduction1 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 phenomenon

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