The decline and rise of neighbourhoods: the importance of neighbourhood governance

Somerville, Peter and Van Beckhoven, Ellen and Van Kempen, Ronald (2009) The decline and rise of neighbourhoods: the importance of neighbourhood governance. European Journal of Housing Policy, 9 (1). pp. 25-44. ISSN 1461-6718

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616710802693557

Abstract

There is a substantial literature on the explanation of neighbourhood change. Most of this literature concentrates on identifying factors and developments behind processes of decline. This paper reviews the literature, focusing on the identification of patterns of neighbourhood change, and argues that the concept of neighbourhood governance is a missing link in attempts to explain these patterns. Including neighbourhood governance in the explanations of neighbourhood change and decline will produce better explanatory models and, finally, a better view about what is actually steering neighbourhood change.

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Additional Information:There is a substantial literature on the explanation of neighbourhood change. Most of this literature concentrates on identifying factors and developments behind processes of decline. This paper reviews the literature, focusing on the identification of patterns of neighbourhood change, and argues that the concept of neighbourhood governance is a missing link in attempts to explain these patterns. Including neighbourhood governance in the explanations of neighbourhood change and decline will produce better explanatory models and, finally, a better view about what is actually steering neighbourhood change.
Keywords:neighbourhood, governance, neighbourhood change, neighbourhood decline
Subjects:L Social studies > L722 Urban Geography
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:2304
Deposited By: Peter Somerville
Deposited On:16 Apr 2010 13:32
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:35

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