Demolition of large housing estates: an overview

Fatiha Belmessous, Franck Chignier-Riboulon, Nicole Commerç and Marcus Zept

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:
Demolition of large housing estates: an overview

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This chapter provides an overview of the history of demolition of large housing estates in Europe. It considers the rationale and objectives for demolition and rebuilding in both a theoretical and practical context, and discusses the implications of this practice for low-income households. The chapter considers the political context of the socioeconomic and spatial questions associated with demotion and rebuilding in order to illuminate the main goals of the European countries in terms of rebuilding. It explains that demolition and rebuilding were launched as a way to reintegrate large housing estates within the city and to resolve the social and economic problems associated with them.

Keywords: demolition; housing estates; Europe; low-income households; rebuilding; economic problems; social problems

Chapter.  6847 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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