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  • Housing Fit For Purpose: Performance, Feedback and Learning

  • Fionn Stevenson

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  • September 2019
  • 978-1-859468-241
  • Paperback
  • 240
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Housing Fit for Purpose sets out a research-focused approach to looking at the challenges facing the built environment in approaching the design, construction and management of housing.

This book uses original research by the author on housing performance evaluation and distils it for built environment professionals, arguing that learning from feedback should be taking place at every stage of the housing project lifecycle, improving outcomes for end users.

Drawing on active research, this book shows why and how the design, construction and management of housing can be linked to feedback and actual evidence of how people choose, and learn, to use their homes. It examines the key concepts which underlie participatory design, occupancy feedback and learning, and includes a practical primer on how to undertake housing occupancy feedback.

"This excellent and accessible book will reassure clients of the value of Building Performance Evaluation, while helping architects transform their practice through learning how the homes they design actually work." Dr Elanor Warwick, Head of Strategic Policy and Research, Clarion Housing Group

"Finally, a comprehensive source that diligently covers the 'what, why and how' of housing performance evaluations and feedback. A joy to read and accessibly written and peppered with examples, illustrations and references. A must read for all actors in housing design.
This book will make a positive difference to housing design quality and associated social and environmental impacts if all involved, both in the UK and elsewhere, embrace this knowledge with urgency." Dr Sofie Pelsmakers, Assistant Professor Sustainable Housing Design at Tampere University and author of The Environmental Design Pocketbook

Housing Fit for Purpose sets out a research-focused approach to looking at the challenges facing the built environment in approaching the design, construction and management of housing.

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