Part I. Cultures and continuities : From red superblock to green megastructure: municipal socialism as model and challenge / Eve Blau The welfare state in Flanders: de-pillarization and the nebulous city / Hilde Heymen and Janina Gosseye The beginnings of high-rise social housing in the long 1940s: the case of the LCC and the Woodberry Down Estate / Simon Pepper West Ham and the welfare state 1945-1970: a suitable case for treatment? / Nicholas Bullock Part II. Critiques and contradictions : Who needs 'needs'?: French post-war architecture and its critics / Łukasz Stanek The open society and its experiments: the case of the Netherlands and Piet Blom / Dirk van den Heuvel Where the motorways meet: architecture and corporatism in Sweden 1968 / Helena Mattsson The Märkisches Viertel in West Berlin / Florian Urban ALternatives to welfare state: self-build and do-it-yourself / Caroline Maniaque-Benton Part III. National and international : From Knoxville to Bidonville: ATBAT and the architecture of the French welfare state / Tom Avermaete High density without high rise: housing experiments of the 1950s by Patrick Hodgkinson / Mark Swenarton Matteotti Village and Gallaratese 2: design criticism of the Italian welfare state / Luca Molinari Exporting new towns: the welfare city in Africa / Michelle Provoost From European welfare state to Asian capitalism: the transformation of 'British public housing' in Hong Kong and Singapore / Miles Glendinning Appendix : Outcomes from the Liverpool Workshop 2012.