Greenfields, Brownfields and Housing Development
Copyright © 2002 David Adams and Craig Watkins
Author(s): David Adams, Craig Watkins
Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
Print ISBN: 9780632063871
Online ISBN: 9780470757222
About this Book
The location of new housing development has become one of the most intractable controversies of modern times. This book provides a powerful critique of the growing tendency to reduce the debate on the development of new housing to a mere choice between greenfield and brownfield locations. It calls for full account to be taken of such factors as the structure and organisation of the housebuilding industry, supply and demand pressures in the housing market, the contested nature of sustainability and the political character of the planning process if a truly effective housing land policy is to be devised.
Drawing on theories from economics and political science, this book will provide an important reference point on the institutional context within which residential development takes place and on the concerns of planning authorities, environmentalists, housebuilders, and their customers in relation to the apparent choice between greenfield and brownfield development.