Housing provision is a major dilemma for local authorities. There is currently a huge demand for more housing, while increasing environmental, economic and political pressures must be considered when local authorities develop their policies. This remarkable volume investigates how local authorities formulate their housing strategies. It questions whether the local authority can be seen as a single entity in terms of housing or whether it is fragmented into separate departments. Incorporating in-depth empirical research from England and Wales, the book discusses whether the process of developing housing policy and allocating land needs to be more integrated, and whether key players such as speculative house-builders should be involved in the development of policy. Analyzing which information sources influence the local authority's land allocations and housing strategies, the volume debates whether they provide the most useful data and suggests alternative information sources that may assist in better land allocation policies.
This research report, previously restricted to subscribing members ofTWI, is now being published generally. It concentrates on distortion of individual welded joints, reviewing simple and practical models for predicting distortion after welding, and providing guidance on selection of appropriate models. Four types of distortion are identified and considered separately: longitudinal shrinkage, bowing distortion, transverse shrinkageand angular distortion.
This work is the result of over 60 years of Carl L. Lambert's hobby of studying and playing with prime numbers. The Lambert Prime Number Formula has not yet been peerreviewed, nor has its production of titanic numbers, but the reader is free to create titanic numbers with it and submit all to a review body of his/her choosing. There are substantial prizes being offered in the many thousands of dollars for being first in several categories. Hopefully this work will help those who decline to limit their titanic prime discoveries to only the Mersenne primes. Carl L. Lambert holds an A.A. degree from the University of the State of New York (Excelsior College), Albany, NY, and a B.S. degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA, in computer science, Summa Cum Laude. He has many other credits from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, in mathematics, electrical engineering, and physics, in addition to credits in chemistry from MCLA. He holds two U.S. patents and several dozen copyrights for other works. He lives in Savoy, MA, with his wife, Joan.