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.Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Urban and Regional Studies|
|Depositing User:||Ann Betterton|
|Date Deposited:||17 Feb 2009|
|Last Modified:||08 Sep 2010 16:46|
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