EF3: Housing, neighbourhood and health PRESENTATION OF THE MAIN IDEAS
KEY THEMES 1. Privatisation (and, thus, less State intervention) fragment housing systems and housing provision 2. Globali...
SCOPE <ul><li>Different countries from Europe and beyond </li></ul><ul><li>Specially European countries </li></ul><ul><li>...
1. Privatisation fragment housing systems and housing provision <ul><li>European wide research programmes confirm: </li></...
1. Privatisation fragment housing systems and housing provision (II) <ul><li>Neoliberal policies (privatisation and less S...
1. Privatisation fragment housing systems and housing provision (III) <ul><li>These housing inequalities are present  acro...
2. Globalisation, migration & diversity fragment neighbourhood bonds <ul><li>Comparative research suggests: </li></ul><ul>...
2. Globalisation, migration & diversity fragment neighbourhood bonds (II) <ul><li>In countries with developed welfare stat...
2. Globalisation, migration & diversity fragment neighbourhood bonds (III) <ul><li>More diversity in neighbourhoods </li><...
2. Globalisation, migration & diversity fragment neighbourhood bonds (IV) <ul><li>More diversity in neighbourhoods </li></...
2. Globalisation, migration & diversity fragment neighbourhood bonds (V) <ul><li>This is so across Europe but specially in...
3. Consequences for social cohesion, health and well-being of people of neighbourhoods <ul><li>Evidence suggests: </li></u...
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  1. 1. EF3: Housing, neighbourhood and health PRESENTATION OF THE MAIN IDEAS
  2. 2. KEY THEMES 1. Privatisation (and, thus, less State intervention) fragment housing systems and housing provision 2. Globalisation, migration and diversity fragment neighbourhoods bonds 3. Consequences for social cohesion, health and well-being of people of neighbourhoods
  3. 3. SCOPE <ul><li>Different countries from Europe and beyond </li></ul><ul><li>Specially European countries </li></ul><ul><li>And emphasis on Eastern Europe </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1. Privatisation fragment housing systems and housing provision <ul><li>European wide research programmes confirm: </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable access to housing and to quality housing is important </li></ul><ul><li>It promotes social cohesion </li></ul><ul><li>This is so in general and, specially, for vulnerable groups (e.g. new migrants) </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1. Privatisation fragment housing systems and housing provision (II) <ul><li>Neoliberal policies (privatisation and less State intervention) fragment housing systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>+ income inequalities (‘the rich’ – ‘the poor’) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+ insecurities in housing </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 1. Privatisation fragment housing systems and housing provision (III) <ul><li>These housing inequalities are present across Europe but specially in Eastern Europe (due to privatisation), where: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The existing owners: advantadged, and new entrants to housing: disadvantaged. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing problem of housing disrepair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+ illegal or informal housing, without neighbourhood services </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 2. Globalisation, migration & diversity fragment neighbourhood bonds <ul><li>Comparative research suggests: </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of: </li></ul><ul><li> in relation to </li></ul><ul><li>Is complex, varies among countries, cities and sections of the population </li></ul>Neighbourhood Cohesion Inequality Poverty
  8. 8. 2. Globalisation, migration & diversity fragment neighbourhood bonds (II) <ul><li>In countries with developed welfare states Neighbourhood is less important. </li></ul><ul><li>Support and action given at neighbourhood level is important but does not compensate the lack of public social support. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2. Globalisation, migration & diversity fragment neighbourhood bonds (III) <ul><li>More diversity in neighbourhoods </li></ul>  +   Tolerance Social and economic dynamism  
  10. 10. 2. Globalisation, migration & diversity fragment neighbourhood bonds (IV) <ul><li>More diversity in neighbourhoods </li></ul>  - <ul><li>In countries with: </li></ul><ul><li>non-diverse neighbourhoods + concentration of poverty linked to social housing </li></ul><ul><li>housing policies aim to: diversity Tension between people: </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling apart from the rest of society (in homogenous neighbourhoods) </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling apart from their own neighbourhood (when diversity increases) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 11. 2. Globalisation, migration & diversity fragment neighbourhood bonds (V) <ul><li>This is so across Europe but specially in Eastern Europe: new stronger segregation and exclusion (E.g. Roma communities) </li></ul>Social diversity + Gentrification Fragment neighbourhoods Weaken neighbourhoods bonds Growing ethnic diversity
  12. 12. 3. Consequences for social cohesion, health and well-being of people of neighbourhoods <ul><li>Evidence suggests: </li></ul><ul><li>Housing and neighbourhood are more and more interrelated to physical and mental health and well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Experience of neighbourhood crucial to </li></ul><ul><li>+ health and </li></ul><ul><li>The sense of social cohesion well-being </li></ul>
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