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Regulating the social impacts of studentification: A Loughborough case study

Hubbard, Philip (2008) Regulating the social impacts of studentification: A Loughborough case study. Environment and Planning A, 40 (2). pp. 323-341. ISSN 0308-518X. (doi:10.1068/a396) (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)

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Abstract

Now a recognised phenomenon in many British cities, studentification is the process by which specific neighbourhoods become dominated by student residential occupation. Outlining the causes and consequences of this process, this paper suggests that studentification raises important questions about community cohesiveness and that intervention may be required by local authorities if social and cultural conflicts are to be avoided. Detailing the social impacts of studentification in Loughborough, a market town in the English East Midlands, the paper accordingly considers recent housing policies designed to prevent the formation of exclusive 'student ghettos. The paper concludes by suggesting that the type of 'threshold analysis' utilised in Loughborough may well spread students more thinly across a city, but that the relationship between students and the wider community requires other forms of regulation if town-university tensions are to be effectively managed. Throughout, comparison is made between the Loughborough and other UK university towns where the challenges and opportunities associated with studentification have been differently addressed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1068/a396
Uncontrolled keywords: cultural conflict, housing policy, neighborhood, residential development, social impact, student, threshold, urban policy, urban society, England, Eurasia, Europe, Leicestershire, Loughborough, Midlands [England], United Kingdom, Western Europe
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2013 09:27 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:29 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36877 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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