In Defense of Housing: The Politics of Crisis

In Defense of Housing: The Politics of Crisis
Library Shelf Location 10a.MADD
Publication Date 2016
In every major city in the world there is a housing crisis. How did this happen and what can we do about it?
Everyone needs and deserves housing. But today our homes are being transformed into commodities, making the inequalities of the city ever more acute. Profit has become more important than social need. The poor are forced to pay more for worse housing. Communities are faced with the violence of displacement and gentrification. And the benefits of decent housing are only available for those who can afford it.

In Defense of Housing is the definitive statement on this crisis from leading urban planner Peter Marcuse and sociologist David Madden. They look at the causes and consequences of the housing problem and detail the need for progressive alternatives. The housing crisis cannot be solved by minor policy shifts, they argue. Rather, the housing crisis has deep political and economic roots—and therefore requires a radical response.
ISBN 9781784783549
Quantity 1
Pages 240
Authors David Madden, Peter Marcuse
Format Paperback
Publisher Verso Books, London and New York
Category Planning and the Urban Environment
Keywords Social conditions, Housing (concept), Sustainability, Sustainable buildings
Language English

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