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Renewing Europe's housing$
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Richard Turkington and Christopher Watson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447310129

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447310129.001.0001

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Changing approaches to policy making in housing renewal

Changing approaches to policy making in housing renewal

Chapter:
(p.245) Eleven Changing approaches to policy making in housing renewal
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Renewing Europe's housing
Author(s):

Tim Brown

Richard Turkington

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447310129.003.0011

The chapter begins with an overview of the development and implementation of housing renewal in the nine countries featured in the book. Although there is a common concern in all countries with improving the quality of the housing stock and the living conditions of the population, the extent to which these objectives are prioritised varies, and is influenced by different traditions and capacities; by changes over time in the form of and commitment to state intervention in housing; and by the interaction of factors including ownership, policy pathways, financial arrangements and targeting which can vary from country to country. This discussion is followed by a consideration of ideas about policy making that are relevant to present-day housing renewal in Europe. Among the topics examined are the competing choices that affect decisions on the purpose and approach to renewal; and more recent issues such as the influence of neo-liberalism; the sustainability of the environment and of communities; and the geography and style of contemporary governance.

Keywords:   policy influences, housing renewal, competing choices, neoliberalism, sustainability, governance

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