Andrew P. McCoy, "Policies, Programs and People That Shaped Innovation in Housing"
English | ISBN: 1606505602 | 2015 | 200 pages | PDF | 6 MB
The goal of the proposed book is to create a foundation for the Housing Innovations Collection, anchoring it in the programs, policies, people, and literature that have shaped the innovation landscape within residential construction and housing policy. At the first book in the collection, this work will draw together, into a single volume, a review of the programs and policies responsible for guiding innovation research and practice in housing. It will also review the literature of innovation within housing, helping to identify the leading edge of knowledge. The book will help readers to acquire both a comprehensive familiarity with the history and current state of innovation of housing policy, programs, practices and literature. Readers will be presented with a chance to peer over the leading edge of scholarship and practice to see what's on the horizon; looking back to look forward. The authors seek to provide readers with a summary of how the innovation can be used as a lens through which to process and analyze the ever-growing data available on the building and housing industry. The first section of Housing Innovation will focus on and describe the major streams of academic and practical research literature including: what makes the industry different and the risks involved, the industry's view of innovation, federal programs encouraging innovation in housing and residential construction, industrialization as innovation on-and-off the site, and the path ahead. The second section will focus on the innovative practices of homebuilders over the last decade. For researchers, this book will summarize major highlights from diffusion literature, focused both on housing and the programs and policies applied to it. For practitioners, this book will provide information regarding trends in the industry and a window into the current state-of-the-art.