The chapter reflects on a wealth of in-depth research over more than a decade to consider the broader implications and outcomes of housing renewal programmes in two countries. It highlights the different balances of power in the two cases and the trajectories of respective urban social politics, including the overlaps between policy objectives and similarities in the government of housing renewal. It also highlights the determination and commitment among residents to the value of housing that is judged from the outside to be ‘poor’.
Deboulet, A. and Abram, S. (2017), "Are Social Mix and Participation Compatible? Conflicts and Claims in Urban Renewal in France and England", Watt, P. and Smets, P. (Ed.) Social Housing and Urban Renewal, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 141-177. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78714-124-720171003
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