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Restructuring large housing estates in EuropeRestructuring and resistance inside the welfare industry$
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Ronald van Kempen, Karien Dekker, and Stephen Hall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347756

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347756.001.0001

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On physical determinism and displacement effects

On physical determinism and displacement effects

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Restructuring large housing estates in Europe
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Sako Musterd

Wim Ostendorf

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347756.003.0008

This chapter examines the issues of physical determinism and displacement effects, focusing on housing-estate restructuring initiatives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It evaluates the impacts of displacing people from the restructured housing estates, and discusses the relationship between the social and physical character of problems and solutions and the empirical indications that can be found regarding displacement effects of recent restructuring projects in Amsterdam. The findings reveal the emerging vision that large housing estates are able to exist without social problems, and that this vision, which should be realised through physical intervention, lacks adequate empirical support.

Keywords:   physical determinism, displacement effects, housing-estate restructuring, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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