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Cityscape Volume 11, Number 1


Lessons for the United States From Asian Nations

Volume 11, Number 1

Mark D. Shroder
Michelle P. Matuga

Lessons for the United States From Asian Nations

Guest Editor: Alven Lam

Guest Editor's Introduction

Reinventing Highrise Housing in Singapore
Belinda Yuen

Land Takings in the Private Interest: Comparisons of Urban Land Development Controversies in the United States, China, and Vietnam
Annette M. Kim

Enabling the Voluntary Sector in Third World Housing
Sukumar Ganapati

Refereed Papers

Crime Control in the City: A Research-Based Briefing on Public and Private Measures
Philip J. Cook

Applying Lean Production in Factory Homebuilding
Jordan Dentz, Isabelina Nahmens, and Michael Mullens

Role of Personal Bankruptcy Exemption Laws on Mortgage Availability
Sumit Agarwal and Souphala Chomsisengphet


Policy Brief

Conforming Loan Limits
John Comeau

Data Shop

A Note on Data Preparation Procedures for a Nationwide Analysis of Urban Form and Settlement Patterns
Robert N. Renner, Selma Lewis, John I. Carruthers, and Gerrit-Jan Knaap

Industrial Revolution

Insulating Concrete Forms: Walls for a Better Home
Mike Blanford


The Impact of the HOPE for Homeowners Program Rule
Alastair McFarlane, Edward Szymanoski, and Kurt Usowski

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