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Abstract

This paper examines the causes of the current housing crisis in England and Wales as it has emerged since the 1940s and the potential contribution of an alternative model of sustainable housing delivery in the form of garden communities. The analysis focuses on the shifts in housing needs, political ideology, spatial planning policy, the house-building industry, and the role of the land market on the supply, quality and affordability of housing since 1945. The construction of new settlements, such as the Garden Cities and New Towns programmes of the twentieth century, has once again emerged as a potential means to meet contemporary housing needs.

DOI

10.1080/00167487.2022.2019492

Publication Date

2022-01-07

Publication Title

Geography

Volume

107

Issue

1

First Page

4

Last Page

13

ISSN

0016-7487

Embargo Period

2023-09-07

Organisational Unit

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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