Europe Rehoused (Studies in International Planning History) by Elizabeth Denby

By Elizabeth Denby

Europe Rehoused was once the most influential housing texts of the Nineteen Thirties, and continues to be broadly stated. Written by way of the housing advisor Elizabeth Denby (1894-1965) it provided a survey of the approximately twenty years of social housing equipped throughout Europe because the finish of global warfare One, with the purpose of informing British coverage makers; as a reviewer declared ‘it has a decidedly propagandist flavour’. Denby used to be a number one determine in housing debates within the 1930s. Adopting a line in sharp critique of what she observed because the totally materialist strategy of kingdom housing coverage, Denby endorsed the incorporation of social facilities along well-designed and outfitted residences and homes, preferably sited inside city parts; via the overdue Thirties she used to be a pioneering recommend of the concept that of combined improvement.

Europe Rehoused is divided into components. the 1st thought of the origins of the housing challenge of the inter-war many years, which Denby dated to the onset of the economic Revolution. She then tested a few of the nationwide elements which inspired the matter: weather, post-war economic system and the character of land possession. eventually she mentioned the monetary point: the our bodies answerable for apartment development and the character of the subsidies to be had for construction. This was once greatly a schematic survey and the second one, and biggest, a part of the booklet used to be dedicated to person experiences of ecu perform, and mentioned ‘two winners within the warfare, losers and neutrals’: Sweden, Holland, Germany, Vienna, Italy and France. This part was once accomplished with a concluding bankruptcy within which she in comparison continental paintings with the British process, and the teachings that may be learnt during this nation from in a foreign country.

Although Denby’s booklet was once no longer the single one among its style, its value lies in its polemical nature and its advocacy of a rehousing coverage which might turn into extensively followed after WWII. major too, is that the ebook is the voice of a girl who had assumed an important prestige as a housing professional within the inter-war a long time; Walter Gropius, who wrote the advent to the united states version of the publication saw that the ebook ‘carried the load of excellent expertness.’ Such voices have for too lengthy been ignored, but Denby used to be shaped a part of a truly powerful culture of ladies reformers who labored to re-shape the inter-war and post-war British equipped surroundings.

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