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Revitalising social housing The design of social housing has suffered from narrow costing exercises. But Scottish initiatives may show a way forward

At a time of economic downturn, there appears to be no sign of recession in the industry of initiatives: the Egan report, Housing Forum, Brownfields First initiative, detr Innovation in Standardised Systems in Housing project, Zero Energy Developments all make the headlines in the architectural press. And a good thing too, in principle at least: if there is a common theme running through all these it is a millennial sense of disillusion with an industry in which mediocrity is king and ...

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