Temporary And Disposable Housing

Can US cities facing a housing crisis learn from England's post-World War II solution for housing?
August 21, 2003, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"And at this time of highest demand, we are building the lowest volume of housing. So why not do what they did in the housing crisis after the Second World War and build temporary homes?.. No one has quite entered the market yet, but Allford believes we are ready. So does Professor David Gann, director of the innovation study centre at Imperial College, London. 'There's such pent-up demand that we need to be more flexible about what we think of as housing and how we deliver it,' he says. 'Temporary housing is one way we could ameliorate the situation.' "

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Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 in The Daily Telegraph
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