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Restructuring large housing estates in Europe: Restructuring and resistance inside the welfare industry

Ronald van Kempen, Karien Dekker, and Stephen Hall


All over Europe, post-Second World War large-scale housing estates face physical, economic, social, and cultural problems. This book presents the key findings of a major EU-funded research programme into the restructuring of twenty-nine large-scale housing estates in Northern, Western, Southern, and Eastern Europe. Policy and practice between and within the ten countries studied – UK, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, and France – is compared. While existing literature focuses on the negative aspects of large-scale housing estates, this book starts from ... More

Keywords: large housing estates, policy objectives, local initiatives, regional initiatives, national initiatives, collaborative planning, Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347756
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347756.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald van Kempen, editor

Karien Dekker, editor

Stephen Hall, editor

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One Restructuring large housing estates in European cities: an introduction

Iván Tosics, Stephen Hall, Karien Dekker, and Ronald van Kempen

Four Large housing estates in their historical context

Stephen Hall, Alan Murie, and Thomas Knorr-Siedow

Five Privatisation and after

Alan Murie, Iván Tosics, Manuel Aalbers, Richard Sendi, and Barbara Černič Mali

Nine Who leaves Sweden’s large housing estates?

Åsa Bråmå, and Roger Andersson

Ten Demolition of large housing estates: an overview

Fatiha Belmessous, Franck Chignier-Riboulon, Nicole Commerç, and Marcus Zept

Eleven Building partnerships in Spanish and Italian regeneration processes

Iván Tosics, Stephen Hall, Silvia Mugnano, Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway, and Teresa Tapada-Berteli

Twelve Local participation in Spain and the Netherlands

Iván Tosics, Ellen van Beckhoven, Brechtje van Boxmeer, and Lídia Garcia Ferrando

Fourteen Feelings of insecurity and young people in housing estates

Manuel Aalbers, Agnieszka Bielewska, Franck Chignier-Riboulon, and Anna Guszcza

Fifteen Restructuring large housing estates: does gender matter?

Christiane Droste, Irene Molina, and Francesca Zajczyk

Sixteen Knowledge management and enhanced policy application

Thomas Knoor-Siedow, and Iván Tosics

Seventeen Conclusions

Stephan Hall, Ronald van Kempen, Iván Tosics, and Karien Dekker