Competing Ideas of Social Justice and Space: Locating Critiques of Housing Renewal in Theory and in Practice

Ed Ferrari
  • International Journal of Housing Policy, September 2012, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/14616718.2012.709668

What is it about?

This article situates a controversial English housing regeneration programme - Housing Market Renewal (HMR) - within a theoretical framework that allows an assessment of the programme's contribution to social and spatial justice. The article concludes that while many features of the programme were criticised as procedurally unjust, taken at the level of distributive spatial justice the programme was a legitimate attempt to intervene in a failing market.

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