Urban rehabilitation, governance, and housing affordability: lessons from Portugal
Urban Research and Practice
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Branco, R., & Alves, S. (2020). Urban rehabilitation, governance, and housing affordability: lessons from Portugal. Urban Research and Practice, 13 (2), 157-179. https://doi.org/10.1080/17535069.2018.1510540
This paper examines the role of ‘urban rehabilitation societies’, a legal and institutional framework launched by the Portuguese government in 2004 and implemented locally ever since. The paper discusses how this model has provided an alibi for neoliberal narratives, grounded on the virtues of the market and on market-oriented strategies. The research methodology uses a combination of qualitative documentary analysis and face-to-face interviews with government officials and public officers to scrutinize the effects of policies on issues of governance and housing affordability.
Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Grant number SFRH/BPD/75863/2011, POPH/FSE) and within the framework of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, this project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 747257.
European Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) Marie Sk?odowska-Curie actions (747257)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17535069.2018.1510540
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/285162