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Moving Towards Integrated Communities in Northern Ireland: New Approaches to Mixed Housing

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Gray, Paddy, McAnulty, Ursula and Keenan, Michaela (2009) Moving Towards Integrated Communities in Northern Ireland: New Approaches to Mixed Housing. European Journal of Housing Policy, 9 (3). pp. 337-353. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/14616710903138791

Abstract

Over recent years, residential segregation of the two main religious communities in Northern Ireland has become the focus of much government and media attention both locally and internationally. Whilst residential segregation locally ignores tenure boundaries, research has established it to be most stark within non-market housing. This segregation among social housing tenants is, in many ways, a function of tenant preference rather than a deliberate allocations policy. In 2005, Government launched a new vision for Northern Ireland in the policy document ‘A Shared Future’, which outlined a commitment to developing mixed housing schemes, thereby providing choice to those who wish to live within mixed communities. The aim of this initiative is to encourage a move away from polarisation, towards the integration of communities. Within this context, recent moves to promote a more integrated society through the creation of mixed housing and integrated communities are debated.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Research on Property and Planning (RPP)
ID Code:14437
Deposited By:Miss Ursula McAnulty
Deposited On:06 Jul 2010 20:36
Last Modified:07 Jul 2010 14:50

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