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Restructuring large housing estates in EuropeRestructuring and resistance inside the welfare industry$
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Ronald van Kempen, Karien Dekker, and Stephen Hall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347756

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347756.001.0001

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Large housing estates in Europe: a contemporary overview

Large housing estates in Europe: a contemporary overview

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Restructuring large housing estates in Europe

Karien Dekker

Ronald van Kempen

Policy Press

This chapter examines the present situation of large housing estates in Europe based on data obtained from detailed studies of estates in the RESTATE project. The findings reveal that the physical layout of houses is mostly the same: low- or high-rise multi-family dwellings with large green public spaces seem to predominate. The chapter suggests that although there are broad similarities between estates in European cities, they are most definitely not all the same and their diversity is crucial when implementing housing policies.

Keywords:   housing estates, Europe, RESTATE project, multi-family dwellings, green public spaces, housing policies

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