The contributors identify important considerations for evaluating the current and future housing situation, clarify housing research issues and priorities, and indicate emergent policy issues. The essays are divided into six sections: economic, demographic, and institutional factors underlying the postwar demand for housing; principal aspects of the supply side of housing, including housing finance, technology, and regulation; housing-stock growth and changes in housing quality; the balance of supply and demand in terms of adequacy, suitability, and affordability; the changing settlement environment; and lessons, challenges, and issues for the future. The book also contains valuable summaries of housing policy initiatives undertaken between 1945 and 1986. An essential reference document on urban housing and city development in the postwar period in Canada, House, Home, and Community will be valuable to academics, planners, professionals, and students with interests related to housing.These firms focused on less expensive homes, offering more space at less cost through standardized designs and ... the field to myriad small home-builders who had survived on larger custom homes and the home renovation market. ... Renovation, which includes both improvements and repairs, has emerged as a big business in Toronto (29% of this 1984 total), Montreal (24%) and Vancouver ( 15%).
|Title||:||House, Home, and Community|
|Author||:||John R. Miron|
|Publisher||:||McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 1993-04-29|