Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. The legacy of the nineteenth century: the rise of social architecture -- 2. The Welfare State: the making of a juggernaut -- 3. Communities fight back: the birth of a new architecture -- 4. Helping themselves: the co-operative revival -- 5. The direct approach: community technical aid -- 6. Behind the lines: community architecture in local government -- 7. Involving people: the techniques of participation -- 8. The Ivory Tower: educating building designers -- 9. Left, Right and Centre: the politics of community architecture -- 10. The urban imperative: redeeming the inner cities.