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The Fall and Rise of Social Housing: 100 Years on 20 Estates

Author/EditorTunstall, Becky (Author)
ISBN: 9781447351375
Pub Date12/02/2020
BindingPaperback
Pages360
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
Using a unique archive spanning the lifetime of twenty council estates in the UK, this book examines what we can learn from council housing's failings and successes for building sustainable communities in the future.
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Drawing on a unique archive spanning the lifetime of twenty council state projects in the UK, this book examines how estate pathways were predetermined by factors such as location, design and date, as well as by their local and national social, economic and political contexts. It examines the successes of less successful housing projects and provides lessons for building sustainable communities for the twenty-first century.

Drawing on a unique archive spanning the lifetime of twenty council state projects in the UK, this book examines how estate pathways were predetermined by factors such as location, design and date, as well as by their local and national social, economic and political contexts. It examines the successes of less successful housing projects and provides lessons for building sustainable communities for the twenty-first century.

Becky Tunstall is the Joseph Rowntree Emerita Professor of Housing Policy and past Director of the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York.

Part 1: Introduction; Learning from 100 years on 20 less successful estates; The debatable rise and fall of social housing; How neighbourhoods and estates change over time; The 20 estates; The scope of the book; Part 2: The falls and rises of the 20 estates; The fall in housing quality; The rise in housing quality; The fall and rise in safety and order; The fall and rise in popularity; Changes in the mix of residents; The estates' social environments; Residents' access to opportunities; The survival of the 20 estates; The fall of council housing tenure; Part 3: Explaining the changes over 100 years in 20 estates; Summarising the changes over 100 years in 20 estates; National and local factors influencing estates' housing quality; National and estate factors influencing safety and order in estates; National and local factors influencing demand for estates, popularity and resident mix; Conclusions: 100 years on 20 estates and the implications for all social housing.

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