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Time for a more rational debate on 'mixing' in new developments?

Overman, Henry G. ORCID: 0000-0002-3525-7629 (2014) Time for a more rational debate on 'mixing' in new developments? Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (28 Jul 2014). Website.

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[Posted by Prof Henry G. Overman] I may have made this point before, but I would love to see more sensible discussion of policy around mixed housing developments. I was reminded of this by the Guardian headline on Saturday about 'Poor doors' which highlighted the segregation that goes on in some of these developments. Personally, I find such stories unpleasant, but not at all surprising. If you share that sentiment surpress, for a moment, your outrage and ask yourself the following question - if the uncomfortable truth is that wealthy people don't want to mix with their poor neighbours (and can't be forced to do so) then what, exactly does this policy achieve?

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Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 11:33
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2023 23:38

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