I have a series of posts on DontLookNow.org looking for solutions to the housing crisis. Solutions should be cheap, friendly and don’t screw the world up. Using the Sherlock Homes method of eliminating the impossible, the best answer so far seems to be car-free estates of wooden prefabs – with inbuilt market gardens.
Improve these prefabs with modern cross-ply timber…
and add market gardens.
Could this change the way we live?
I hope so.
Anyway please look at Housing – part 16: Cheap, neighbourly and doesn’t screw the world up. (Especially the section “A new Ministry of Works … & starter homes for £20,000”.)
Also there was a EC study commissioned by Carlo Ripa di Meana which concluded “the car-free city costs between two and five times less”
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