Just Below the Line

Just Below the Line

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With America on the brink of the largest number of older adults and persons with disabilities in the countrya€™s history, the deceleration in housing production during the first decade of the twenty-first century, and a continued reliance on conventional housing policies and practices, a perfect storm has emerged in the housing industry. The lack of fit between the existing housing stock and the needs of the U.S. population is growing pronounced. Just as housing needed to be retooled at the end of WWII, the American housing industry is in dire need of change today. The Southa€”with its high rates of poverty, older residents, residents with disabilities, extensive rural areas, and out-of-date housing policies and practicesa€”serves as a a€œcanary in the coal minea€ for the impending, nationwide housing crisis. Just Below the Line discusses how reworking the policies and practices of the housing industry in the South can serve as a model for the rest of the nation in meeting the physical and social needs of persons with disabilities and aging boomers. Policy makers, designers, builders, realtors, advocates, and housing consumers will be able to use this book to promote the production of equitable housing nationwide. Published in collaboration with the Fay Jones School of Architecture.Strategies for Teaching Universal Design (Boston: Adaptive Environments Center , ... by the Nordic Cooperation on Disability, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Ultimate Home Design, published by Ultimate Home Design, Inc., Temecula, California.

Title:Just Below the Line
Author:Korydon H. Smith
Publisher:University of Arkansas Press - 2010-05-01


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