Houses for All

Houses for All

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Houses for All is the story of the struggle for social housingin Vancouver between 1919 and 1950. It argues that, however temporaryor limited their achievements, local activists pplayed a significantrole in the introduction, implementation, or continuation of many earlynational housing programs. Ottawa's housing initiatives were notalways unilateral actions in the development of the welfare state. Thedrive for social housing in Vancouver complemented the tradition ofhousing activism that already existed in the United Kingdom and, to alesser degree, in the United States.Historical geographer Deryck Holdsworth has described Vancouver in the years before the Great Depression as a a#39;unique urban landscape.a#39;1 It was a#39;a city of single family homes peacefully situated on a peninsula on the edge of the Pacific anbsp;...


Title:Houses for All
Author: Jill Wade
Publisher:UBC Press - 1994-01-01
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