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This is the third set of volumes in the well known series entitled Concept's Inter-national Series in Geography. This multi-volume set has a wide coverage under the title Perspectives in Urban Geography. The earlier two sets in the series were: Perspectives in Agricultural Geography and Perspectives in Geomorphology. Traditional studies on aspects of Urban Geography had been concentrating on observational records of developments of towns and cities till the subject came to acquire a behavioural approach recently. What resulted was a new matrix of philosophies, methodologies and their ingenious application to what had been researched through the years. The present set of volumes ventures to make a rigorous survey of the literature on Urban Geography after its reorientation as it were. Housing, through the role of politics and pubic consciousness, is one of the key problems which link both material and social aspects of the city. In the present day situation housing assumes complex dimensions in terms of its economic, social, political and legal framework so as no single discipline can claim monopoly of knowledge. In this volume on Cities and Housing all vital factors, technological, social, environmental and those connected with typical designs for living, have been surveyed by experts in different. Printed Pages: 307.