Social Housing in Europe (II)

social housing in EuropeEdited by K. Scanlon and C. Whitehead, LSE ed. With two articles by Claire Levy-Vroelant and Christoph Reinprecht, December 2008

Social Housing in Europe (II) A review of policies and outcomes

This is the second book to be produced by a multidisciplinary group of housing experts that was set up as a result of an initiative by French academics based at different Paris universities. The group was organised through the GIS Réseau Socio-Economie de I’Habitat network (supported by PUCA, French Ministery for Equipment and Housing) and thanks to the European Network of Housing Research (ENHR). It has received also consistent support from CDC. (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations) and CNRS through Centre de Recherche sur l’Habitat CRH of UMR LOUEST. Since the publication of the first book, Social Housing in Europe I (2007), the group has met several times. In November 2007 a major international conference was organised in Paris, (supported among others by Paris 8 University, CDC and Fondation Abbé Pierre). The papers presented there, together with a great deal of further input by authors, form the basis for this text. Since then the group has met in Vienna and in Dublin, and recently (December. 2008) in London, to discuss a range of issues linked to the continued development/mutation of social housing, and will work further on issues of both principles and policy over the next year. The group is extremely grateful for all those who have supported these meetings and for their interest in ensuring the work can continue.

Scanlon, K.; Whitehead, C. (Eds.) (2008): Social Housing in Europe II. A review of policies and outcomes. London, London School of Economics and Political Science. ISBN: 978-0-85328-313-3.