Unpopular housing in England in conditions of low demand: coping with a diversity of problems and policy measures

GOODCHILD, B. J., HICKMAN, P. G. and ROBINSON, D. (2002). Unpopular housing in England in conditions of low demand: coping with a diversity of problems and policy measures. Town planning review, 73 (4), 373-393.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide an understanding of unpopular housing in a way that links the identification of causes to remedial prescriptions and also allows a consideration of the views of residents and practitioners. Three discourses of change are identified economic, social and radical - which are partly complementary and partly contradictory to one another. Each discourse provides a narrative of neighbourhood decline, favours distinct remedial measures and generates lessons about the aims and methods of policy. The identification of different discourses therefore provides a more comprehensive understanding and a more practical framework for policy generation than any single approach. The recent history of neighbourhood regeneration is one where measures to tackle unpopular housing have become increasingly absorbed into a broad social inclusion agenda. Nevertheless, the distinction between types of discourses and types of responsive measures persists.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
Identification Number: 10.3828/tpr.73.4.1
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2009
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2013 16:33
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/63

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