Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781847424921 Published February 2013 For sale in North and South America only
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Mixed Communities

Gentrification by Stealth?

Edited by Gary Bridge, Tim Butler, and Loretta Lees

Mixed Communities

Edited by Gary Bridge, Tim Butler, and Loretta Lees

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

372 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2012
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781847424921 Published February 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $116.00 ISBN: 9781847424938 Published February 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Encouraging social and class diversity in neighborhoods has been a major goal of urban policy and planning in a number of different countries. Mixed Communities draws together case studies by a range of international experts to assess the impacts of social mix policies and the degree to which they might represent stealth gentrification, as well as their relationship to wider social, economic, and urban change. From the perspectives of researchers, policy makers and planners, and the residents of the communities themselves, this volume draws on lessons from international comparisons.
List of tables, figures and photographs
Notes on contributors

1. Introduction: gentrification, social mix/ing and mixed communities
      Loretta Lees, Tim Butler and Gary Bridge
Part 1: Reflections on social mix policy
2. Why do birds of a feather flock together? Social mix and social welfare: a quantitative appraisal
      Paul Cheshire
3. Social mix and urban policy
      Patrick Le Galès
4. Mixed Communities and urban policy: reflections from the UK
      Rebecca Tunstall
5. Gentrification without social mixing in the rapidly urbanizing world of Australasia
      Wendy Shaw
Part 2: Social mix in liberal and neoliberal times

6. Social mixing and the historical geography of gentrification
      David Ley
7. Social mix and encounter capacity—a pragmatic social model for a new downtown: the example of HafenCity Hamburg
      Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg
Part 3: Social mix policies and gentrification
8. Mixed-income schools and housing policy in Chicago: a critical examination of the gentrification/education/’racial’ exclusion nexus
      Pauline Lipman
9. Social mix as the aim of a controlled gentrification process: the example of the Goutte d’Or district in Paris
      Marie-Hélène Bacqué and Yankel Fijalkow
10. Beware the Trojan horse: social mix constructions in Melbourne
      Kate Shaw
Part 4: The rhetoric and reality of social mix policies
11. Social mixing as a cure for negative neighbourhood effects: evidence-based policy or urban myth?
      David Manley, Maarten van Ham and Joe Doherty
12. Meanings, politics and realities of social mix and gentrification: a view from Brussels
      Mathieu Van Criekingen
13. ‘Regeneration’ in interesting times: a story of privatisation and gentrification in a peripheral Scottish city
      Sarah Glynn
14. HOPE VI: calling for modesty in its claims 
      James Fraser, James DeFilippis and Joshua Bazuin
Part 5: Experiencing social mix
15. The impossibility of gentrification and social mixing
      Mark Davidson
16. Not the only power in town? Challenging binaries and bringing the working class into gentrification research
      Kirsteen Paton
17. From social mix to political marginalisation? The redevelopment of Toronto’s public housing and the dilution of tenant organisational power
      Martine August and Alan Walks
18. Mixture without mating: partial gentrification in the case of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
      Talja Blokland and Gwen van Eijk
      Gary Bridge, Tim Butler and Loretta Lees

Review Quotes
Elvin Wyly, University of British Columbia
“This collection is the definitive analysis of today’s urban policy paradox: a friendly language of community and inclusion used to justify policies that threaten exactly what they name—social mix and diversity.” 
LSE Review of Books
"This volume is extremely useful for anyone hoping to get to grips with the complex and little-understood issues regarding social mix policy and gentrification."
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