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Geographies of studentification and purpose-built student accommodation: leading separate lives?

Hubbard, Philip (2009) Geographies of studentification and purpose-built student accommodation: leading separate lives? Environment and Planning A, 41 (8). pp. 1903-1923. ISSN 0308-518X. (doi:10.1068/a4149) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:34443)

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Abstract

Off-campus student accommodation in the form of shared rental housing has become increasingly significant in the UK, with studies suggesting that this is having important consequences for housing markets in university towns. However, the continuing expansion of higher education, the increased involvement of private investment capital, and changing student demands are seen to be encouraging a move away from houses in multiple occupation towards purpose-built accommodation. Drawing on housing surveys and interviews conducted with current students in Loughborough (in the English East Midlands), I conclude that such purpose-built developments are implicated in processes of urban gentrification, having potentially major consequences for studentification and community cohesion in British cities.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1068/a4149
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2013 10:20 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34443 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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