In Defense of Housing

In Defense of Housing
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Publisher : Verso Books
Total Pages : 226
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ISBN-10 : 9781784783556
ISBN-13 : 1784783552
Rating : 4/5 (552 Downloads)

Book Synopsis In Defense of Housing by : Peter Marcuse

Download or read book In Defense of Housing written by Peter Marcuse and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2016-09-06 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

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