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Chapter 1 Housing careers, intergenerational support and family relations (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9780367262822 Year: Pages: 14 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2019-05-21 11:21:03

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The home and family have always been mutually embedded, with
the former central to the realization and reproduction of the latter.
More recently, this mutuality has taken on a more critical salience as
realignments in housing markets, employment and welfare states in
many countries have worked together to undermine housing access
for new households. In this context, families have become increasingly
involved in smoothening the routes of young adults members up
the ‘housing ladder’ into home ownership. Intergenerational support
appears to have become much more widespread and not just confi ned
to familialistic welfare regimes. The role of intergenerational support
for housing remains, however, highly diff erentiated across countries,
cities and regions, as well as uneven between social and income
classes. This introduction to the Special Issue explores how the role
of housing wealth transfers has impacted the renegotiation of the
generational contract. In doing so, it sets the scene for the articles
that follow, each of which contribute signifi cantly to advancing
understanding of housing as a key driver of contemporary social
relations and inequalities.

Sharing Cities Shaping Cities

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ISBN: 9783038979883 / 9783038979890 Year: Pages: 142 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-989-0 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General)
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The sharing economy and collaborative consumption are attracting a great deal of interest due to their business, legal and civic implications. The consequences of the spreading of practices of sharing in urban environments and under daily dynamics are underexplored. This Special Issue aims to address if and how sharing shapes cities, the way that spaces are designed and lived in if social interactions are escalated, and the ways that habits and routines take place in post-individualistic society. In particular, the following key questions are of primary interest: Urban fabric: How is ‘sharing’ shaping cities? Does it represent a paradigm shift with tangible and physical reverberations on urban form? How are shared mobility, work, inhabiting reconfiguring the urban and social fabric? Social practices: Are new lifestyles and practices related to sharing changing the use and design of spaces? To what extent is sharing triggering a production and consumption paradigm shift to be reflected in urban arrangements and infrastructures? Sustainability: Does sharing increase the intensity of use of space and assets, or, rather, does it increase them to meet the expectations of convenience for urban lifestyles? To what extent are these phenomena fostering more economically-, socially-, and environmentally-sustainable practices and cities? Policy: How can policy makers and municipalities interact with these bottom-up and phenomena and grassroots innovation to create more sustainable cities? Scholars responded to the above questions from the fields of urban studies, urban planning and design, sociology, geography, theoretically-grounded and informed by the results of fieldwork activities.

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