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Housing and Education


by Benjamin R. Andrews 1925

Adequate housing and wholesome community environment are so important for human welfare, and yet so difficult to secure under rapid urbanization, that it is small wonder that the social and economic aspects of housing and city and town planning are finding a growing place in socialized education. The problems of the city will in many respects yield only to far-sighted planning in advance. So city planning, or controlling the growth of town and city by attention to the size of city lots, to the street plan, system of parks, service by public utilities, and especially to the setting of boundaries for business and residence districts, has itself become a complex art or profession, and is now the most important single measure for guaranteeing good housing for the individual citizen. A recent development is the attack on these community problems by "regional planning" which takes into account groups of neighboring towns and the intervening open country. Roads, rapid transit, and parks are examples of items requiring planning on this extensive scale. Even housing standards can only be effectively maintained by controlling suburban growth outside the present limits of expanding communities, so that later extension of the city will give an enlarged community that is suitably planned throughout.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 26 Number 10, 1925, p. 881-891
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5964, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 1:36:48 PM

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