Housing: Planning and Policy Challenges

Lisa K. Bates

in The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195374995
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Housing: Planning and Policy Challenges

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This article examines the urban-planning and policy challenges by urban housing. It identifies what the field of planning could offer in terms of a more effective state role in the housing market and describes four functions of planning in the housing market. These include market shaping through plans that communicate information about future development, regulation of land-use and environmental controls, and stimulation of development activity with subsidies and incentives. The article also discusses a strategic planning framework for housing, and the social and political consequences of housing policies.

Keywords: urban housing; urban planning; market shaping; land use; environmental controls; development activity; housing policies

Article.  10644 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy

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