Ronald van Kempen

The late Ronald van Kempen was Professor of Urban Geography at Utrecht University. His research focused on urban spatial segregation, urban diversity, housing, urban governance and its effects on neighbourhoods and residents, social exclusion, and minority ethnic groups.


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Restructuring large housing estates in Europe

Restructuring and resistance inside the welfare industry

All over Europe post-Second World War large-scale housing estates face physical, economic, social and cultural problems. This book presents the key findings of a major EU-funded research programme into the restructuring of twenty-nine large-scale housing estates in Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern Europe.

Policy Press


Understanding Super-Diversity in Deprived and Mixed Neighbourhoods

Provides a comparative international perspective on superdiversity in cities, with explicit attention given to social inequality and social exclusion on a neighbourhood level.

Policy Press