Understanding the neighbourhood concept and its evolution: a review

Baffoe, G. (2019) Understanding the neighbourhood concept and its evolution: a review. Environment and Urbanization ASIA, 10(2), pp. 393-402. (doi: 10.1177/0975425319859115)

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Though the concept of neighbourhood continues to remain relevant both in scholarship and in policy circles, it remains fluid and contested, as there is no agreed definition on what exactly it is. It has variously been defined as a place, a community and a policy unit. This article, which is based on the review of relevant literature, reviews how it has evolved both as an academic concept and research unit and how it has been construed by scholars, in addition to understanding its relevance in policy and research circles. By synthesizing literature in these critical areas, the review provides a condensed knowledge, which help to shape our current theoretical understanding on the neighbourhood perspective.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was conducted as part of the GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) activities. SHLC is funded via UK Research and Innovation as part of the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Baffoe, Dr Gideon
Authors: Baffoe, G.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Environment and Urbanization ASIA
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):0976-3546
Published Online:06 August 2019

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