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The Diverse Geographies of Studentification: Living Alongside People Not Like Us

Sage, Joanna, Smith, Darren, Hubbard, Philip (2012) The Diverse Geographies of Studentification: Living Alongside People Not Like Us. Housing Studies, 27 (8). pp. 1057-1078. ISSN 0267-3037. (doi:10.1080/02673037.2012.728570) (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:36660)

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Abstract

Recent discussions of studentification have emphasised the development of exclusive purpose-built student accommodation in city centres, shifting the focus away from Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) in established residential neighbourhoods. In this paper we explore the growth of student housing on a former social-rented (council) housing estate, and the social friction that it has created-arguing that the production of student HMO has remained prolific, and is pushing the studentification frontier into outer-city deprived communities. Drawing on empirical evidence from a former social-rented housing estate, we explore the recent emergence of a 'student area' where student occupation is having marked impacts on a relatively deprived local population. These findings have implications for urban policy making, given they highlight the negative outcomes of studentification in deprived communities, and reveal the challenge this poses for providing affordable housing, and engendering sustainable communities in university towns.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/02673037.2012.728570
Uncontrolled keywords: community cohesion, deprived communities, social relations, social-rented housing, Students, affordable housing, empirical analysis, neighborhood, policy making, student, urban housing, urban policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 11:52 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36660 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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