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Estate Regeneration and its Discontents: Public Housing, Place and Inequality in London

Paul Watt


This book provides a theoretically informed, empirically rich account of the development, causes and consequences of public housing (council/local authority/social) estate regeneration within the context of London’s housing crisis and widening social inequality. It focuses on regeneration schemes involving comprehensive redevelopment – the demolition of council estates and their rebuilding as mixed-tenure neighbourhoods with large numbers of market properties which fuels socio-spatial inequalities via state-led gentrification. The book deploys an interdisciplinary perspective drawn from sociol ... More

Keywords: Council estates, Degeneration, Demolition, Displacement, Estate regeneration, Housing crisis, Mixed-tenure neighbourhoods, Public housing, State-led gentrification, Working class

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447329183
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447329183.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Watt, author
Birkbeck College, University of London