Territorial dimension of governance

Territorial dimension of governance:


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Social economy initiatives in housing

Forrest and Kearns 2006:

Click here for examples of social economy initiatives in housing in different countries.

Ethnic and cultural diversity in neighbourhoods

INCREASING ETHNIC AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN NEIGHBOURHOODS

Projects linking migration, ethnic diversity and neighbourhood: 

Read more about these projects: LIMITS, RESTATE.

Read about ethnic and cultural diversity in neighbourhoods in Eastern European cities.

Why are housing systems important for social cohesion?

 

 (Prak & Priemus 1984, Hall et al 2005)

Projects relating housing systems and social cohesion:

 

Health and well-being

(Deiner and Seligman, 2004:1)

Click here to read more information about initiatives defending more well-being concerned policies.

Click here to see a Eurobarometer figure showing that economic and financial measures have a weak impact on individual/ social happiness or life satisfaction.

But…

 

Ellaway et al (2001):

 

Research on low-income neighbourhoods in Glasgow (UK) shows that:

(Young Foundation, 2008)

 

(Fone et al, 2007)

 

Health and urban forms and urban flows

(Lake and Townshend, 2006)

Click here to see a figure showing how environment and activity patterns relate to public health (Frank and Engelke, 2001:203).

Healey, 2002:

 

(See Philips, 2004; Gilroy, 2008)

Health and neighbourhoods

Traditionally:

Now:

But… has the neighbourhood a role in health?

It is proven that… 

Lynch, 2000:

Environmental stress may be linked to mental health breakdown:

 

Click here if you want to read some examples of experiences proving the existence of this link.