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Housing Contemporary Ireland: Policy, Society and Shelter / Edition 1

Housing Contemporary Ireland: Policy, Society and Shelter / Edition 1

by Michelle Norris, Declan Redmond
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During the past decade, Ireland’s economic growth has attracted international attention. This book analyses the consequences of that growth on housing and serves as a primer to other countries on the complexities of delivering sustainable housing solutions in the face of economic success. It introduces key housing developments and also reports on the findings of the latest research on the transformation of the sector in the past decade.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402056734
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 02/26/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 437
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Michelle Norris is a lecturer in the School of Applied Social Science at University College Dublin. She has research interests in housing and social policy and has published widely on issues such as regeneration, mixed tenure, housing and planning and social housing. Prior to taking her post in UCD she was the Director of the Centre for Housing Research, which is the national institute for research and training in housing.

Declan Redmond is a lecturer in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy and is currently the Deputy Head of the School. He has research interests in social housing policy, affordability, urban planning and regional development. He is currently involved in a number research projects on social housing regeneration, housing affordability and regional development. He was on the board of one of Irelands largest housing associations for nearly a decade.

Table of Contents

List of Tables. List of Figures. Notes on Contributors.-
I Introduction: Setting the Scene: Transformations in Irish Housing.-
II Owner Occupation and the Housing Market: The Housing Market and Owner Occupation in Ireland. Access Denied? The Challenge of Affordability for Sustainable Access to Housing. Housing Expenditures, Housing Poverty and Housing Wealth: Irish Home Owners in Comparative Context.-
III The Private Rented Sector: The Private Rented Sector. Uneven Development and the Private Rental Market: Problems and Prospects for Low-Income Households. Urban Renewal and the Private Rented Sector.-
IV Social Housing: Social Housing. Reforming Local Authority Housing Management: The Case of Tenant Participation in Estate Management. The Changing Nature of the Housing Association Sector.-
V Housing and Inequality: Housing, Equality and Inequality. Homelessness. Accommodating the Traveller Community.-
VI Housing, Planning and the Built Environment: Spatial Planning Frameworks and Housing. Planning and Sustainability: Metropolitan Planning, Housing and Land Policy. Urban Design and Residential Environments. Rural Housing: Politics, Public Policy and Planning.-
VII Conclusion: Irish Housing in the European Context.-
Chapter Notes. References. Index.

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