Lynda Cheshire

Conference paper

Neighbourhood change and neighbour relations: how gentrification and densification influence the prevalence of problems between neighbours

In academic research, neighbour relationships are generally viewed as either absent – having been gradually eroded by processes of mobility and privatisation – or as positive in the way they engender greater levels of community resilience, neighbourhood attachment and reduced fear of crime. Yet, less...
Conference paper

Chucking in, cleaning up and making better: The contested meaning of social housing renewal

For areas where social housing is clustered, the effect is a concentration of poverty, disadvantage and social problems, along with a stigmatised identity for both the place and its residents. This paper illustrates these contestations by identifying the competing discourses surrounding a planned social housing...