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Mixed Communities: Gentrification By Stealth?

Gary Bridge, Tim Butler, and Loretta Lees


Encouraging neighbourhood social mix has been a major goal of urban policy and planning in a number of different countries. This book draws together a range of case studies by international experts to assess the impacts of social mix policies and the degree to which they might represent gentrification by stealth.

Keywords: gentrification, social mix, urban policy, mixed communities

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847424938
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424938.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Bridge, editor

Tim Butler, editor

Loretta Lees, editor

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Part I Reflections on social mix policy

Part 2 Social mix in liberal and neoliberal times

Part 3 Social mix policies and gentrification

Part 4 The rhetoric and reality of social mix policies

Fourteen HOPE VI: calling for modesty in its claims

James Fraser, James Defilippis, and Joshua Bazuin

Part 5 Experiencing social mix


Gary Bridge, Tim Butler, and Loretta Lees

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