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From Plans to Policies

Local Housing Governance for the Growing Cities Vienna and Washington, D.C.

Book

Part of the Stadt, Raum und Gesellschaft book series (SRG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Danielle Gluns
    Pages 1-17
  3. Danielle Gluns
    Pages 153-213
  4. Danielle Gluns
    Pages 215-267
  5. Danielle Gluns
    Pages 269-302
  6. Danielle Gluns
    Pages 303-318
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 319-351

About this book

Introduction

Danielle Gluns examines how urban housing governance reacts to the onset of urban growth in an internationally comparative perspective. The study is based on in‐depth case studies of Washington, D.C., which is an example of primarily market‐based interactions, and Vienna, which has traditionally pursued an active steering role of the local state. The author assesses the goals of urban development formulated by local actors and analyzes their translation into housing policies within the respective governance structures. She demonstrates that path dependence is an important feature of urban housing governance, with relationships, ideologies, and physical urban structures leading to stability. Even so, change is possible, as both systems integrate new policy elements. At the same time, both structures perpetuate inequality in the urban housing system by excluding some of the most disadvantaged groups from decision‐making.

Contents
  • Stability and Change in Urban Housing Governance
  • Understanding the Context of Urban Housing Governance
  • Housing Governance for an “Inclusive City“ in Washington, D.C.
  • Housing Governance for a “High Quality of Life“ in Vienna
  • Path Dependence, Change, and Legitimacy in Growing Cities

Target Groups
  • Academics, lecturers, and students in the fields of political science, governance, social policy, social inequality, urban sociology

The Author
Danielle Gluns completed her doctoral degree at the Institute of Political Science at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster.

Keywords

Urban Governance Urban Growth Policy Analysis Case Study Comparative Political Research Path Dependency Housing Policy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Social SciencesUniversity of HildesheimHildesheimGermany

About the authors

Danielle Gluns completed her doctoral degree at the Institute of Political Science at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster.

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