This excellent work will continue to be a primary resource for researchers needing in-depth information and the general reader who is interested in core housing topics and issues. VERDICT ... An essential purchase. -- Rob Tench The Encyclopedia of Housing is highly recommended for academic and technical institutions, and it will be indispensable for those with architecture, construction, urban-planning, and human-ecology programs. -- Christine Whittington This will clearly serve as a standard reference for many years to come in the field of housing. It is easy to see recurring usefulness for these volumes both for teachers and professionals in the field. Students will be well served by the accessibility and understandable language of these brief entries. Consequently, the book is highly appropriate both for those working within the field and for public libraries containing general reference material. -- Russell N. James III "The second edition of The Encyclopedia of Housing is a timely update for housing research after the recent economic turmoil and mortgage crisis in the United States...With recent developments and the change in economic conditions over the past fifteen years, the updated content is pertinent and thought provoking...Overall, the contemporary content, multidisciplinary perspectives, and improved usability make The Encyclopedia of Housing a quality reference resource for college and university libraries. Even if your institution owns the first edition, I recommend updating the collection with the second." -- Michelle H. Donlin Reference and User Services Quarterly
About the Author
Andrew T. Carswell, Ph.D., has been Assistant Professor, Department of Housing and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia, Athens since 2003. He was granted a Ph.D. in urban affairs and public policy from the University of Delaware. He has written extensively about consumer issues related to housing issues, such as mortgage fraud and housing counseling. Dr. Carswell has also written several articles in refereed journals and industry magazines on the operations of residential property managers within apartment buildings. Before entering academia, he worked for several years within the housing industry, most notably at the National Association of Home Builders, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae. This breadth of scope regarding his housing research interests, plus his work experience within a variety of housing organizations make him uniquely qualified for serving as the General Editor of this revision.