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Volume 2: Housing and Home

Edited by Brian Doucet, Pierre Filion and Rianne van Melik

Published

Jul 22, 2021

Page count

236 pages

Series

Global Reflections on COVID-19 and Urban Inequalities

ISBN

978-1529218961

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 22, 2021

Page count

236 pages

Series

Global Reflections on COVID-19 and Urban Inequalities

ISBN

978-1529218978

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 22, 2021

Page count

236 pages

Series

Global Reflections on COVID-19 and Urban Inequalities

ISBN

978-1529218978

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Volume 2: Housing and Home

The COVID-19 pandemic was not a great ‘equaliser’, but rather an event whose impact intersected with pre-existing inequalities affecting different people, places, and geographic scales. Nowhere is this more apparent than in housing.

Written by an international group of experts, this book casts light on how the virus has impacted the experience of home and housing through the lens of wider urban processes around transportation, land use, planning policy, racism, and inequality. Case studies from around the world examine issues around gentrification, housing processes, design, systems, finance and policy.

Offering crucial insights for reforming cities to be more resilient to future crises, this is an invaluable resource for scholars and policy makers alike.

“The Housing and Home volume of this essential series spotlights the role of housing in accentuating the urban inequalities that have been revealed so flagrantly by the pandemic.” Keith Kintrea, University of Glasgow

Introduction ~ Brian Doucet, Pierre Filion and Rianne Van Melik

Part 1: Housing Markets, Systems, Design and Policies

Is COVID-19 a Housing Disease? Housing, COVID-19 Risk and COVID-19 Harms in the UK ~ Rebecca Tunstall

De-Gentrification or Disaster Gentrification? Debating the Impact of COVID-19 on Anglo-American Urban Gentrification ~ Derek Hyra and Loretta Lees

‘Living in a Glass Box’: The Intimate City in the Time of COVID-19 ~ Phil Hubbard

Mardin Lockdown Experience: Strategies for a More Tolerant Urban Development ~ Zeynep Atas and Yuvacan Atmaca

Towards the Post-Pandemic (Healthy) City: Barcelona’s Poblenou Superblock Challenges and Opportunities ~ Federico Camerin and Luca Maria Francesco Fabris

Urban Crises and COVID-19 in Brazil: Poor People, Victims Again ~ Wescley Xavier

Flexible Temporalities, Flexible Trajectories: Montreal’s Nursing Home Crisis as an Example of Temporary Workers’ Complicated Urban Labour Geographies ~ Lukas Stevens

Part 2: Experiences of Housing and Home During the Pandemic

Bold Words, a Hero or a Traitor? Fang Fang’s Diaries of the Wuhan Lockdown on Chinese Social Media ~ Liangni Sally Liu, Guanyu Jason Ran and Yu Wang

The COVID-19 Lockdown and the Impact of Poor-Quality Housing on Occupants in the UK ~ Philip Brown, Rachel Armitage, Leanne Monchuk, Dillon Newton and Brian Robson

Aging at Home: The Elderly in Gauteng, South Africa in the Context of COVID-19 ~ Alexandra Parker and Julia De Kadt

COVID-19, Lockdown(s) and Housing Inequalities Amongst Families Who Have Children With Autism in London ~ Rosalie Warnock

Detroit’s Work To Address the Pandemic for Older Adults: A City of Challenge, History and Resilience ~ Tam E. Perry, James McQuaid, Claudia Sanford and Dennis Archambault

Ethnic Enclaves in a Time of Plague: A Comparative Analysis of New York City and Chicago ~ Amanda Furiasse and Sher Afgan Tareen

Migration in the Times of Immobility: Geographies of Walking and Dispossession in India ~ Kamalika Banerjee and Samadrita Das

Living Through a Pandemic in the Shadows of Gentrification and Displacement: Experiences of Marginalized Residents in Waterloo Region, Canada ~ William Turman, Brian Doucet and Faryal Diwan

Cities Under Lockdown: Public Health, Urban Vulnerabilities and Neighbourhood Planning in Dublin ~ Carla Maria Kayanan, Niamh Moore-Cherry and Alma Clavin

Conclusion ~ Brian Doucet, Pierre Filion and Rianne Van Melik