, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 93-101,
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Exploring network governance in urban regeneration, community involvement and integration

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The agenda

This special issue of Journal of Housing and the Built Environment on network governance in urban regeneration, community involvement and integration has emerged from a working group of the European Network of Housing Research (ENHR) on institutional and organizational dynamics in social housing. It builds on earlier work published in a special issue of Housing, Theory and Society on network perspectives in social housing (Mullins and Rhodes 2007) which provided a typology of approaches that can be applied to inter-organizational relationships (including policy and governance networks, supply chains and complex systems) in the housing studies field and some examples thereof and set an agenda for future analysis of network governance in housing studies. These examples illustrated through case studies some of the distinctive contributions of the network approach. These included the importance of the changing actors and characteristics of organizations participating in decision-