Mixed tenure communities and neighbourhood quality

Kearns, A. and Mason, P. (2007) Mixed tenure communities and neighbourhood quality. Housing Studies, 22(5), pp. 661-691. (doi: 10.1080/02673030701474628)

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This paper examines the policy of promoting 'mixed communities' in the UK context. It describes the various policy instruments available for the pursuance of this goal and sets out the assumed benefits and underlying mechanisms intended to deliver beneficial outcomes, especially for disadvantaged areas. It goes on to analyse the effects of housing tenures and of housing tenure mix upon the incidence of serious problems and of the desire for local service improvements within neighbourhoods in England, using the Survey of English Housing. The findings indicate that the level of social renting is a more important influence upon neighbourhood conditions than the degree of tenure mixing. Furthermore, the findings provide more support for tenure dispersal policies than for tenure dilution strategies such as promoting a modest degree of owner occupation on social housing estates.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mason, Dr Phil and Kearns, Professor Ade
Authors: Kearns, A., and Mason, P.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > People, Place & Social Change
Journal Name:Housing Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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