A comprehensive approach to understanding housing in the United States and abroad

This foundational text for understanding housing, housing design, homeownership, housing policy, special topics in housing, and housing in a global context has been comprehensively revised to reflect the housing situation in the United States during and after the Great Recession and its subsequent movements toward recovery. The book focuses on the complexities of housing and housing-related issues, engendering an understanding of housing, its relationship to national economic factors, and housing policies. It comprises individual chapters written by housing experts who have specialization within the discipline or field, offering content that provides commentary on the physical, social, psychological, economic, and policy issues that affect the current housing landscape in the United States and abroad, while offering solutions to its challenges.

Edited by Katrin B. Anacker (George Mason University), Andrew T. Carswell (University of Georgia), Sarah D. Kirby (North Carolina State University), and Kenneth R. Tremblay (Colorado State University)

All teaching resources have been developed for free use; please cite accordingly.

Section I: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Influences on Housing Choice

Section II: Housing Design
  • Chapter 3: Kitchen and Bathroom Design
  • Chapter 4: Single-Family Residential Design
  • Chapter 5: Multifamily Residential Design
  • Chapter 6: Universal Design in Housing

Section III: Homeownership
  • Chapter 8:  The Housing Finance Industry
  • Chapter 11: Homelessness
  • Chapter 12: Housing and Community

Section IV: Housing Policy
  • Chapter 13. Neighborhood Amenities

Section V: Special Topics in Housing
  • Chapter 16. Housing and Racial and Ethnic Diversity
  • Chapter 17. Housing and Aging
  • Chapter 19. Sustainable Housing
  • Chapter 20. Housing and Disasters

Section VI: Housing in a Global Context
  • Chapter 21. Housing in Asia
  • Chapter 22. Housing in Europe
  • Chapter 23. Housing in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Chapter 24. Housing in Africa
  • Chapter 25. Global Housing Challenges in the Twenty-First Century

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