Policies, Programs and People that Shape Innovation in Housing

Andrew P. McCoy
Andrew R. Sanderford
C. Theodore Koebel
Carlos Martin

In Stock Date: 
06/29/2015
Print Price: 
$49.95
Print ISBN: 
9781606505601
E-book Price: 
$29.95
E-book ISBN: 
9781606505618
Pages: 
200
Binding Type: 
Softcover
DOI: 
10.5643/9781606505618

Scholars of innovation have, for some time, engaged in the process of identifying the role of innovation in economic growth. The study of innovation has produced an astonishing array of insights into the way firms create, individuals choose, and markets evolve. Today, the leading edge research notes that innovation is an agile process, arising from garages in Silicon Valley as well as laboratories of private and state sponsored firms in large metropolitan regions.The goal of the proposed book is to create a foundation for the Housing Innovations Collection, anchoring it in the programs, policies, people, and literature that have shaped the innovation landscape within residential construction and housing policy. At the first book in the collection, this work will draw together, into a single volume, a review of the programs and policies responsible for guiding innovation research and practice in housing. It will also review the literature of innovation within housing, helping to identify the leading edge of knowledge. The book will help readers to acquire both a comprehensive familiarity with the history and current state of innovation of housing policy, programs, practices and literature. Readers will be presented with a chance to peer over the leading edge of scholarship and practice to see what's on the horizon; looking back to look forward. The authors seek to provide readers with a summary of how the innovation can be used as a lens through which to process and analyze the ever-growing data available on the building and housing industry. The first section of Housing Innovation will focus on and describe the major streams of academic and practical research literature including: what makes the industry different and the risks involved, the industry's view of innovation, federal programs encouraging innovation in housing and residential construction, industrialization as innovation on-and-off the site, and the path ahead. The second section will focus on the innovative practices of homebuilders over the last decade. For researchers, this book will summarize major highlights from diffusion literature, focused both on housing and the programs and policies applied to it. For practitioners, this book will provide information regarding trends in the industry and a window into the current state-of-the-art.

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Andrew P. McCoy

Andrew P. McCoy

Andrew Patton McCoy, PhD, is the Preston and Catharine White Endowed Fellow and associate director of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC) and the director of the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) at Virginia Tech. He is associate professor of Building Construction in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, a joint venture of the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies which focuses on inter-disciplinary, multi-departmental outreach, research and education.

Andrew R. Sanderford

Andrew R. Sanderford

Drew Sanderford, PhD, is an assistant professor in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture. His research and teaching will focus on housing, the property development process, various aspects of real estate finance, and the diffusion of innovation within various real property markets. Previously, Drew was post-doctoral research fellow at the Virginia Center for Housing Research, a research center within the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.

Charles T. Koebel

Charles T. Koebel

Charles T. Koebel, PhD, is professor of Urban Planning and Building Construction, and senior associate of the Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech. His research has focused on affordable housing, innovation in housing, urban redevelopment and regional sustainability planning for housing. He developed a General Model for Construction Innovation Diffusion and has directed research testing various aspects of that model.

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