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Mixture without mating: partial gentrification in the case of Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Talja Blokland and Gwen van Eijk

in Mixed Communities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9781847424938
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447305538 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424938.003.0018
Mixture without mating: partial gentrification in the case of Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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This chapter focuses on the actual experience of social mix in gentrifying urban neighbourhoods in the Netherlands. It begins by outlining the results of quantitative work that deals with the notion of homogeneous-heterogeneous neighbourhoods by assessing the strengths and weaknesses of social capital and the relevance of neighbourhood ties. The chapter then draws on qualitative research on social mixing in one neighbourhood. The chapter contends that social interaction and social mixing are not envisaged in Dutch policy prescriptions.

Keywords: social mix; Rotterdam; urban neighbourhoods; Netherlands

Chapter.  7305 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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