Governance of Relocation: An Examination of Residential Relocation Processes in Housing Market Renewal Areas in England

Orna Rosenfeld
  • Housing Studies, March 2013, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2013.767888

Governance of Relocation

What is it about?

This article focuses on residential relocation that happens as a result of planned housing demolition. This type of demolition takes place due to urban regeneration and infrastructure development projects. The study shows that residential relocation is delivered by complex networks of actors and that residential relocation outcomes are the result of cooperation or non-cooperation of network members. Key innovation: the study shows how governance has a profound impact on relocation outcomes.

Why is it important?

This paper proposes new theoretical approach for examining residential relocation (so called forced relocation or displacement). It shows how governance has a profound impact on relocation delivery and residential relocation experiences. The paper argues that governance theory has the capacity to provide improved research results and policy recommendations. The goal is to improve residential relocation outcomes in projects where housing demolition has been approved by the affected community.

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