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Large housing estates in their historical context

Stephen Hall, Alan Murie and Thomas Knorr-Siedow

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347756.003.0004
Large housing estates in their historical context

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This chapter examines the developments that have been crucial in influencing the evolution of large housing estates in European cities. It identifies the underlying factors that contribute to the nature of these estates and their problems, which affect the governance and policy issues they present. The findings reveal that while there are common strands in relation to the post-war mass-housing estates in different countries, and there are common problems associated with scale and building form and the management of estates, there are also some important differences.

Keywords: housing estates; European cities; mass housing; post-war housing; estate management

Chapter.  8137 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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