Public Initiatives and Social Needs: An American and Spanish Perspective on Housing

By M. Luisa Gomez Jiménez and C. Theodore Koebel.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Through this paper we try to make some important contribution to the study of social implications or public policy decisions in the provision of housing needs regarding two different systems the American and the Spanish one.

Keywords: Social Needs, Housing Law, Public Administration, Public Powers, Public Housing, Public Policy

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp.105-112. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 693.687KB).

Dr. M. Luisa Gomez Jiménez

Professor, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain

She is Professor of Administrative Law of the University of Malaga, at the Malaga Law School, and at the Industrial Relations Faculty. PH. D. at Malaga University,She is the coauthor of the book: (Coaut.) .Mérida Rodriguez, M y López Figueroa: Los Universitarios y el Medio Ambiente. Un ensayo transdisciplinar en la Universidad de Málaga . Consejería de Medio Ambiente de la Junta de Andalucía, 2001. She hold too the Membership of the Interprofessional Association of Land Planning in Spain. She has written articles about urbanism, land planning, housing law, architectural barriers, and housing for the Elderly and she has joined the Latest international Congress of Land Planning in Spain. She was appointed summer 05 Visiting Researcher at The Virginia Center for Housing Research in Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia, working in housing for seniors. Her latest publication is the book entitled: “La intervención administrativa en la Vivienda en España (1938-2005)”, which came out in March 06. Since April 06 till September 06 she has been appointed Vising Fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies, at Harvard.

Dr. C. Theodore Koebel

Professor, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Dr. Koebel has written numerous research reports and articles on housing markets, affordable housing, housing production, and housing policies and programs. He has worked extensively with developers, state and local agencies, and housing advocates in the provision of affordable housing. He is the editor and principal author of Shelter and Society (SUNY Press 1999). He has directed research and technical assistance projects on fair housing, the impact of government regulations on housing costs, community reinvestment, urban renewal, and Housing Technology Diffusion and Diffusion Mechanisms.

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