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Housing Estates in Europe

Poverty, Ethnic Segregation and Policy Challenges

Editors: Hess, Daniel Baldwin, Tammaru, Tiit, van Ham, Maarten (Eds.)

  • Focuses on people-based and placed-based complex challenges of housing estates 
  • Addresses issues from a new perspective previously unexplored in scholarly literature
  • Thoroughly investigates the role of large housing estates in poverty and ethnic concentrations
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This open access book explores the formation and socio-spatial trajectories of large housing estates in Europe. Are these estates clustered or scattered? Which social groups originally had access to residential space in housing estates? What is the size, scale and geography of housing estates, their architectural and built environment composition, services and neighbourhood amenities, and metropolitan connectivity? How do housing estates contribute to the urban mosaic of neighborhoods by ethnic and socio-economic status? What types of policies and planning initiatives have been implemented in order to prevent the social downgrading of housing estates?
The collection of chapters in this book addresses these questions from a new perspective previously unexplored in scholarly literature. The social aspects of housing estates are thoroughly investigated (including socio-demographic and economic characteristics of current and past inhabitants; ethnicity and segregation patterns; population dynamics; etc.), and the physical composition of housing estates is described in significant detail (including building materials; building form; architectural and landscape design; built environment characteristics; etc.). This book is timely because the recent global economic crisis and Europe’s immigration crisis demand a thorough investigation of the role large housing estates play in poverty and ethnic concentration. Through case studies of housing estates in 14 European centers, the book also identifies policy measures that have been used to address challenges in housing estates throughout Europe.

About the authors

The three co-editors are experts in urban geography, city planning, urban morphology, social exclusion, and segregation and inequity. They are currently pursuing research about change in European cities and urban neighborhoods with the most intractable challenges.
Daniel Baldwin Hess is Professor and Chairperson in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He is also Visiting Scholar and former Director of the Centre for Migration and Urban Studies at the University of Tartu, Estonia, where he was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow. His research contributes new pathways for understanding the complex socio-economic and ethnic landscape of cities and spatial inequalities. He is a former Fulbright Scholar at Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia and winner of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.
Tiit Tammaru is Professor in the Centre for Migration and Studies at the University of Tartu, in Estonia. He is the lead editor of Socio-economic segregation in European capital cities: east meets west (Routledge, 2016). Tammaru is also the Head of the Centre for Estonian Diaspora Studies and has received both the Estonian Science Award in social sciences in 2010 and the Natural Sciences Award in 2011. His fields of interest include socio-spatial inequality, geographical changes in urban regions, governing urban diversity and social mobility.
Maarten van Ham is Professor of Urban Renewal and Head of the Neighbourhood Change and Housing Research Group at OTB - Research for the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands. Van Ham is a population geographer with a background in economic and urban geography. He is a Research Fellow at IZA (a large economic research institute in Germany) and Professor of Geography at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Since 2014, he is head of the ERC project DEPRIVEDHOODS, a 5-year research project on neighbourhood effects

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Lessons Learned from a Pan-European Study of Large Housing Estates: Origin, Trajectories of Change and Future Prospects

    Hess, Daniel Baldwin (et al.)

    Pages 3-31

  • Beyond an Ugly Appearance: Understanding the Physical Design and Built Environment of Large Housing Estates

    Wassenberg, Frank

    Pages 35-55

  • Who Is to Blame for the Decline of Large Housing Estates? An Exploration of Socio-Demographic and Ethnic Change

    Bolt, Gideon

    Pages 57-74

  • Exceptional Social Housing in a Residual Welfare State: Housing Estates in Athens, Greece

    Kandylis, George (et al.)

    Pages 77-98

  • Large Housing Estates of Berlin, Germany

    Urban, Florian

    Pages 99-120

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92813-5
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92812-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Housing Estates in Europe
Book Subtitle
Poverty, Ethnic Segregation and Policy Challenges
Editors
  • Daniel Baldwin Hess
  • Tiit Tammaru
  • Maarten van Ham
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92813-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92813-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92812-8
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 424
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
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