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    Estate regeneration and its discontents: public housing, place and inequality in London

    Watt, Paul (2021) Estate regeneration and its discontents: public housing, place and inequality in London. Bristol, UK: Policy Press. ISBN 9781447329190.

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    Book synopsis: Public housing estates are disappearing from London’s skyline in the name of regeneration, while new mixed-tenure developments are arising in their place. This richly illustrated book provides a vivid interdisciplinary account of the controversial urban policy of demolition and rebuilding amid London’s housing crisis and the polarisation between the city’s have-nots and have-lots. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and interviews with over 180 residents living in some of the capital’s most deprived areas, Watt shows the dramatic ways that estate regeneration is reshaping London, fuelling socio-spatial inequalities via state-led gentrification. Foregrounding resident experiences and perspectives both before and during regeneration, he examines class, place belonging, home and neighbourhood, and argues that the endless regeneration process results in degeneration, displacement and fragmented communities.


    Item Type: Book
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): community, council estates, degeneration, demolition, displacement, estate regeneration, home, homelessness, housing crisis, housing policy, London, mixed-tenure neighbourhoods, place attachment, place belonging, public housing, state-led gentrification, urban policy, values, working class
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Paul Watt
    Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2022 17:45
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:12


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