Private and Community Housing

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This chapter investigates the influence of the connection between the social and the private housing sectors on community resilience and neighbourhood change. The central research questions are: Is there a connection, and if so, what is and how it is expressed, between the populating of public housing and the occupancy of private housing? How does this connection affect neighbourhood’s changes, and how the residential preferences of the residents—belonging to various population groups—affect community resilience? The research shows that entry or exit of a group to or from a neighbourhood begins in public housing, and is carried out by housing associations that provide a housing solution. This process of neighbourhood change is supported by informal internal and external renting, or subletting, of social housing. Therefore, although the ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors from and to Whitechapel are different between people and communities, the process-entering or leaving-begin first in social housing, and only later proceeds in a private ownership housing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Book Series
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameUrban Book Series
ISSN (Print)2365-757X
ISSN (Electronic)2365-7588

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© 2019, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • High density
  • High mobility rates
  • Housing market
  • Inner-cities neighbourhoods
  • Neighbourhood change
  • Residualisation process
  • Social housing


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