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on 1 September 2010
This book is written by one of the national specialists in urban history and urban development. It is richly documented and well written.

It is very much a text book on the subject matter.

1. Introduction: an urban framework

2. Urban expansion and the pattern of demand
(i) Population, migration and the cities
(ii) Wages, emloyment and the structure of demand

3. Supply influences
(i) Landownership, estate development and housing
(ii) The building industry
(iii) The containing context: building regulations

4. House types: terraces and tenements
(i) Residential segregation and mobility
(ii) Evolution of the terraced house
(iii) The housing hierarchy

5. The suburbs: villas and values

6. The containment of "the housing problem" 1850-1880

7. A late-Victorian and Ewardian housing crisis
(i) Market intervention
(ii) Property politics: tension and crisis 1880-1914

8. Comfort and housing amenity
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on 18 July 2015
An interesting academic discourse on the subject, well worth buying if it's your thing.
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