Housing for the people. What opportunities exist for this democratic ideal in urban environments now that the scope for publicly funded architecture is being curtailed in so many countries by the free market? Who are breaking the boundaries to create innovative housing stock? Answering the universal need for public housing, as well as addressing the universe of approaches to the problem, this text examines the latest thinking, from a roster of international contributors, on every facet of the subject. Offering a sampling of attitudes and climates, the book's contributors hail from every segment of the globe: the U.K., the East and West Coasts of the US, Sweden, Japan and Austrailia.