Large housing estates in Europe: a contemporary overview

Karien Dekker and Ronald van Kempen

in Restructuring large housing estates in Europe

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9781861347756
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303237 | DOI:
Large housing estates in Europe: a contemporary overview

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This chapter examines the present situation of large housing estates in Europe based on data obtained from detailed studies of estates in the RESTATE project. The findings reveal that the physical layout of houses is mostly the same: low- or high-rise multi-family dwellings with large green public spaces seem to predominate. The chapter suggests that although there are broad similarities between estates in European cities, they are most definitely not all the same and their diversity is crucial when implementing housing policies.

Keywords: housing estates; Europe; RESTATE project; multi-family dwellings; green public spaces; housing policies

Chapter.  8573 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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