Mixed messages about mixed tenure: do reviews tell the real story?

Bond, L., Sautkina, E. and Kearns, A. (2011) Mixed messages about mixed tenure: do reviews tell the real story? Housing Studies, 26(1), pp. 69-94. (doi:10.1080/02673037.2010.512752)

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Abstract

Mixed tenure is the predominant development and regeneration strategy and is a key component of UK housing and urban policy. It is purported to provide wide-ranging social, environmental and economic benefits to residents. While there is a large literature on mixed tenure, policy makers are likely to rely on reviews and summaries of the evidence rather than primary studies. But can they rely on such reviews? Using systematic review methods this paper critically appraises recent reviews for the evidence that mixed tenure policies and strategies have achieved any of these expected benefits. Of the six UK reviews of primary studies, most drew on less than half the available primary studies, none provided a critical appraisal of individual studies and made no comment on conflicting evidence between and within studies. While the reviews gave indications of the deficiencies of the evidence base, rather than focus on the implications of these deficiencies, four of the six reviews emphasised the positive effects of tenure mix.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sautkina, Mrs Elena and Kearns, Professor Ade and Bond, Professor Lyndal
Authors: Bond, L., Sautkina, E., and Kearns, A.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Housing Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:0267-3037
ISSN (Online):1466-1810
Published Online:01 October 2010

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
417782GoWell ProjectAde KearnsGlasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH)CET/jrSPS - URBAN STUDIES
417781GoWell ProjectAde KearnsGlasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH)GS12429SPS - URBAN STUDIES
417783GoWell ProjectAde KearnsGlasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH)UNSPECIFIEDSPS - URBAN STUDIES
417784GoWell ProjectAde KearnsGlasgow Healthy City Partnership (GHCP)UNSPECIFIEDSPS - URBAN STUDIES