Local participation in Spain and the Netherlands

Iván Tosics, Ellen van Beckhoven, Brechtje van Boxmeer and Lídia Garcia Ferrando

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:
Local participation in Spain and the Netherlands

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This chapter examines local participation in housing-estate-regeneration initiatives in Spain and The Netherlands. The analysis of forms of local participation on large housing estates in these two countries also highlights certain differentiations between a mature, long-established democratic system and a new one. The chapter provides an overview of what is taking place in Europe with respect to local participation and concludes that neighbourhood characteristics account better for the level of participation than national differences do.

Keywords: local participation; housing estate; estate regeneration; Spain; Netherlands; democratic system; neighbourhood characteristics

Chapter.  8532 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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