Beyond the Neighborhood Unit

Residential Environments and Public Policy

  • Tridib Banerjee
  • William C. Baer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Tridib Banerjee, William C. Baer
    Pages 1-15
  3. Tridib Banerjee, William C. Baer
    Pages 17-34
  4. Tridib Banerjee, William C. Baer
    Pages 85-124
  5. Tridib Banerjee, William C. Baer
    Pages 125-156
  6. Tridib Banerjee, William C. Baer
    Pages 157-170
  7. Tridib Banerjee, William C. Baer
    Pages 171-198
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-253

About this book


Much of the research on which this book is based was funded almost a decade ago by separate grants from two different agencies of the U. S. Public Health Service, of the then still consolidated Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The first grant was from the Bureau of Community Environmental Management (Public Health Service Research Grant J-RO J EM 0049-02), and the second from the Center for Studies of Metropolitan Problems of the National Institute of Mental Health (Public Health Service Grant ROJ MH 24904-02). These separate grants were necessary because of budget cuts that truncated our original effort. We were fortunate to receive subsequent assistance from NIMH to conclude the research, as it is doubtful that a project of the scope and intent of our effort--even as completed in abbreviated form-will be funded in the 1980s. The original intent of this project, as formulated by our colleagues Ira Robinson and Alan Kreditor, and as conceptualized earlier by their predeces­ sors-members of an advisory committee of planners and social scientists ap­ pointed by the American Public Health Association (APHA)-was to rewrite Planning the Neighborhood, APHA's recommended standards for residential design. In particular, it was proposed that the new study take the point of view of the user in terms of residential standards. Hitherto, the private sector had domi­ nated these considerations (i. e. , the designer's predilections, the requirements of builders and material suppliers, and lenders' needs for mortgage security).


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Authors and affiliations

  • Tridib Banerjee
    • 1
  • William C. Baer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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