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Neighborhoods of Small Homes: Economic Density of Lowcost Housing in America and England (Classic Reprint)
by:Robert Harvey Whitten
There seems to be increasing uncertainty in the ::field of community building as to what are the social objectives to be obtained and naturally much confusion as to the methods to be employed in obtaining them. The apartment house is making inroads on the single-family dwelling, and seems to many to be the only solution of the housing problem for all but...
There seems to be increasing uncertainty in the ::field of community building as to what are the social objectives to be obtained and naturally much confusion as to the methods to be employed in obtaining them. The apartment house is making inroads on the single-family dwelling, and seems to many to be the only solution of the housing problem for all but the families of higher income. Lot size and street improvement standards are being enforced which some are inclined to think are making it economically impossible for the families of lower income to own their homes. The present normal street and block layout is challenged as inefficient and wasteful, - economically and socially. Radical changes in the neighborhood pattern are bcing advanced and in several instances, notably that of Radburn, N. J., are being put into successful operation. The present study is an earnest attempt to get at the complicated facts of the problem and to suggest certain principles that should beTable of Contents PART ONE; ECOXO:IIC DENSITY OF LOW-COST HOUSING IN A);IERICA; CHAPTER I; I:-;TROD"LCTIO::' ; CHAPTER II; THE EXISTI::'G ECONOMIC DElfAND FOR SMALL HOUSES A,D Low-RElI"T; ApARnfENTs; Basis of the survey, 7 - The trend toward multi-family dwellings, 13-; Average expenditure for rent, H - Family income and investment per; family in housing, 16; CHAPTER III; THE PRESE::'T SITC~TIO::' AS TO THE BUILDING OF LOW-COST HOUSES; Amount of building in different cost groups, 18 - Street improvements,; 20 - Building situation as shown by permits issued, 22 - Home ownership; and family income, 23 - Housing of the lower-income classes, 25; CHAPTER IV; COST OF ACRE~GE ',"HE::' RIPE FOR BUILDING DEVELOP:fENT; Value of suburban land, 29 - Basis of data, 29 - Essentials in land; ripe for development, 30 - Acreage values, 30; CHAPTER V; PRESENT PR~CTICE ~S TO LoT SIZE, hIPROVE~ENT COST, ~ND hIPROVED-LoT; COST; Results of questionnaire
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