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Author Friedman, Avi, 1952-

Title Town and terraced housing : for affordability and sustainability / Avi Friedman

Publ Info London ; New York : Routledge, 2012
 RWU Arch  ARCH NA7520 .F72 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 262 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 254-259) and index
"Recent societal changes brought about renewed interest by architects, town planners and housing officials in terraced and row homes. This prototype whose origins date back several centuries offers relevant solutions to contemporary challenges. Chief among these challenges is a need to adopt sustainable approaches to the planning of neighbourhood and the design of dwellings. These homes built in higher densities help halt urban sprawl with its many negative traits and also contribute to the reduction of materials used in their construction, and once occupied - to their energy efficiency. Another aspect that occupies both housing providers and consumers is affordability. It has become highly difficult for first time homebuyers to purchase a dwelling in most urban centres. Due to their physical characteristics these narrow-frontage homes reduce the amount of land consumed and investments in costly infrastructure which makes them affordable. Society's rapidly changing demographic make-up is another trend which renewed interest in this prototype. There are more singles, single parents and childless couples who wish to reside in a ground-related dwelling rather than in an apartment. Over the years, the row or terraced home maintained its appeal by offering privacy and green yards in dense configuration. New challenges have given them renewed importance which makes this book on their design and planning highly relevant"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Row houses -- Economic aspects
Row houses -- Social aspects
Terrace houses -- Economic aspects
Terrace houses -- Social aspects
Architecture and society
ISBN 9780415779111 (hardback)
0415779111 (hardback)
9780415779128 (pb)
041577912X (pb)
9780203804124 (ebook)
0203804120 (ebook)