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Estate Regeneration and its Discontents

Public Housing, Place and Inequality in London

By Paul Watt

Published

1 Jan 2021

Page count

320 pages

ISBN

978-1447329190

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

1 Jan 2021

Page count

320 pages

ISBN

978-1447329183

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

1 Jan 2021

Page count

320 pages

ISBN

978-1447329220

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
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    Estate Regeneration and its Discontents

    Public housing estates are disappearing from London’s skyline in the name of regeneration, but what impact is state-led gentrification having on London’s marginalised communities?

    Watt provides a vivid interdisciplinary account of estate regeneration in London in relation to key housing and urban policy debates, using original interviews from residents in some of the capital’s most deprived areas to show the dramatic ways that regeneration is fuelling socio-spatial inequalities. Foregrounding resident experiences and perspectives throughout multiple stages of the regeneration process, he examines themes of belonging, place-attachment, community and home amidst the decline of London’s council housing estates and increasing polarisation between the have-nots and have-lots.

    "A monumental and humane book that puts people, places and communities at the heart of its indictment of estate regeneration in London." Andrew Wallace, University of Leeds

    Paul Watt is a Professor of Urban Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.

    Introduction

    Part One ~ Policy, Context and Methods

    The Rise and Fall of Public Housing

    Estate Regeneration

    Research Methods and Context

    Part Two ~ Estates Pre-Regeneration

    Marginalisation and Housing

    Valued Places

    Devalued Places

    Part Three ~ Estates and the Regeneration Process

    Entering Regeneration

    Degeneration

    Displacement

    Contestation

    New Places, New Inequalities

    Conclusions