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Assessing the socio-economic impact of environmentally sustainable redevelopment plans on communities housed in 3 social housing estates in EU, UK and US cities

In public and policy discourse, sustainable and climate-resilient planning practices are generally presented as a win-win response to many urban evils, including climate threats and energy scarcity, air pollution and water quality, but also social ills such as segregation and social exclusion. However, discourses around sustainability planning and climate adaptation in cities have not been uncontested in the scholarly debate. Critical research from the fields of political ecology, environmental sociology, human and environmental geography, has informed a heated interdisciplinary debate around the social dimension and implications of urban sustainability and resiliency planning, highlighting their potential uneven socio-spatial impacts, and their likelihood to create new speculative geographies of growth (gentrification) and decline (shrinkage).

Locations of research
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Jefferson Park State / Federal | Cambridge, MA 




Woodberry Down, London

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Gartenstadt Drewitz, Potsdam

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