Student impacts on urban neighbourhoods: policy approaches, discourses and dilemmas

Munro, M. and Livingston, M. (2012) Student impacts on urban neighbourhoods: policy approaches, discourses and dilemmas. Urban Studies, 49(8), pp. 1679-1694. (doi: 10.1177/0042098011419237)

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This paper provides evidence on the impacts that students have had on neighbourhoods in five case study cities in the UK. Drawing on extensive qualitative interview data in these cities, the paper shows how national policy towards higher education had unintended and unanticipated problems for urban policy-makers. It argues that responses to these problems are shaped by discourses about what is normalised student behaviour and, implicitly, class-based ideologies. These are argued to shape the way in which the problems created by studentified neighbourhoods are perceived and the way in which local actors subsequently respond.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Livingston, Dr Mark and Munro, Professor Moira
Authors: Munro, M., and Livingston, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Urban Studies
ISSN (Online):1360-063X
Published Online:19 September 2011

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
446001Student Places: the impact of students on the competiveness and attractiveness of regions, cities and disadvantaged communities - students as catalysts of city and regional growthMoira MunroEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/E017967/1Urban Studies