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

Project description

When green is not sustainable: towards inclusive housing policies in greening neighbourhoods

Environmentally sustainable planning initiatives are growing in popularity. But they also have their downsides: especially in low-income neighbourhoods, greening projects can be the harbingers of sweeping social change — a process called 'green gentrification'. This means longtime residents are forced to move out due to changes in property values resulting from environmental improvements, while new affluent households are attracted to these areas once they are upgraded in value. The EU-funded SUSTEUS project will conduct comparative research in three redeveloped social housing areas in Berlin, London and Los Angeles and assess the socioeconomic impact of green redevelopment plans on these communities through quantitative and qualitative analyses. Its aim is to provide an evidence base for policy making and encourage the formulation of more inclusive housing policies in greening neighbourhoods.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
Net EU contribution
€ 271 732,80
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
United Kingdom

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Region
East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Franklin Street 1111 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 165 265,92