Responding to unpopular social housing in Vaulz en Velin, Greater Lyon: an English perspective

HALL, S. and HICKMAN, P. (2005). Responding to unpopular social housing in Vaulz en Velin, Greater Lyon: an English perspective. European journal of housing policy, 5 (1), 19-39.

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In recent years, in many parts of England and France a mismatch between housing supply and demand has resulted in an increasing number of neighbourhoods experiencing problems of empty properties, depressed house prices and high stock turnover. This paper looks at the response of policy makers and social housing landlords in one area in France – Vaulx En Velin, Greater Lyon – to this phenomenon. It does so with reference to four key themes that have been a recurring feature of attempts to tackle the problem of unpopular (or low demand) housing in England: partnership working; community participation; neighbourhood management and demolition. The paper draws on a range of data sources including an in-depth case study, which encompassed a number of interviews with key local actors and documentary data analysis. The paper concludes by offering some initial insights into how policy and practice appear to differ between England and France and relates these to their specific national contexts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: England, France, regeneration, unpopular housing
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
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Page Range: 19-39
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2009
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 21:31

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