Renewing Europe’s Housing

Edited by Richard Turkington and Christopher Watson

Renewing Europe’s Housing

Edited by Richard Turkington and Christopher Watson

Distributed for Bristol University Press

328 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447310129 Published February 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Many European cities suffer from an acute shortage of good-quality affordable housing, but the problem has never been as prominent in policy discussions and political programs as it should be. This book aims to change that through detailed comparative accounts of various housing renewal policies and practices in nine European nations in their physical, economic, social, community, and cultural aspects.
Introduction - Christopher Watson and Richard Turkington

From physical improvement to holistic renewal: the Danish experience - Hedvig Vestergaard

Housing renewal in England - Christopher Watson and Richard Turkington

Making new from old in France: urban change through housing renewal in two Parisian districts - Claire Lévy-Vroelant and Yankel Fijalkow

Housing and urban renewal in the Netherlands - Frank Wassenberg

Estonia: learning through ‘societal experiment’ - Katrin Paadam and Liis Ojamäe

Housing and urban renewal: the case of Germany - Jürgen Friedrichs, Rolf Müller and Wendelin Strubelt

Housing renewal in Hungary: from socialist non-renovation through individual market actions to area-based public intervention - Iván Tosics

From isolated programmes to an integrated approach: the case of La Barceloneta, Spain - Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway and Montse Simó-Solsona

From squatter upgrading to large scale renewal programmes: housing renewal in Turkey - Zeynep Gunay, T Kerem Koramaz and A Sule Ozuekren

Changing approaches to policy making in housing renewal - Tim Brown and Richard Turkington

Conclusions - Richard Turkington and Christopher Watson

Review Quotes
Alan Murie, University of Birmingham, UK
“This new account of the challenges presented by an aging housing stock and policy responses across Europe fills a significant gap. It is essential reading for those concerned with the future of housing.”
Martin Lux, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic
“An excellent overview of housing renewal policies across nine European countries, offering a deeper understanding of the barriers to the implementation of more effective and integrated urban renewal policies in different cultures.”
Peter Boelhouwer, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
“Because of an aging population and housing stock, housing renewal remains an important challenge in European housing policy. Renewing Europe’s Housing elaborates the way housing renewal is understood and has developed during the last decennia in nine widespread European counties. A valuable asset for housing researchers.”
Council for European Studies
Renewing Europe’s Housing . . . reopens a crucial debate on housing policies and practices in the face of a new housing crisis that characterizes many European countries in different ways.”
People, Place and Policy
“This text is invaluable to anyone interested in European housing or housing renewal generally.”
Journal of Housing and the Built Environment
“A broad comparative inventory of valuable data, insights and approaches, and state-of-the-art analysis of housing renewal in Europe. . .an indispensable handbook for professionals and students.”
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