Housing cooperatives in Poland. The origins of a deadlock.

Abstract : Housing cooperatives in Poland have a long history, which began at the end of the nineteenth century. The cooperative movement proposed innovative solutions for housing, as far as the architectural and the social dimensions are concerned especially in the interwar period, and became in the 1960s the most important actor in the housing system in Poland, until the end of the 1980s. Nevertheless, this dominant position also contained the roots of cooperatives’ own decline which is on-going. Today, 17% of the housing stock belongs to the cooperative sector but less than 3 % of new dwellings are built by cooperatives. This paper analyses the growth and decline of Polish housing cooperatives during the twentieth century and why we can consider that they have reached a deadlock in the neoliberal Poland.
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Lydia Coudroy de Lille. Housing cooperatives in Poland. The origins of a deadlock.. Urban Research and Practice, Taylor and Francis, 2015, 8 (1), pp.10.1080/17535069.2015.1011424. ⟨10.1080/17535069.2015.1011424⟩. ⟨halshs-01121469⟩

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