Renewed neighbourhoods: requalified and dignified neighbourhoods? Examples of districts in region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France)

Abstract : Since the 2003s, in France, the policy of urban renewal organized in neighbourhoods of social housing tries to transform profoundly these places, by improving social housing, public places, facilities, and by attracting private investments to diversify housing, population and functions of these neighbourhoods. After more than ten years of urban renewal, we can wonder about the results of this policy and about its effects on the dignity of these areas. Are these neighbourhoods really requalified? Did they acquire a better image? Are they dignified to be inhabited for the inhabitants of these neighbourhoods and for the inhabitants or the citizens generally? If the evaluations of the policies of urban renovation show that the living environment was improved, that the inhabitants feel better, and that they consider these neighbourhoods as "banal" neighbourhoods, dignified to living there, they also suggest, with regard to the difficulties met in certain neighbourhoods to attract private actors and investments and new inhabitants, that these neighbourhoods are still far from being requalified in the public opinion. In this communication, we shall focus on renewed districts in the region Rhône-Alpes, and we shall try to question this requalification and dignity of districts. For that purpose, we shall analyse the results of evaluations of urban and social transformations led in some districts, and shall complete this analysis with the results of diverse sociological inquiries which we led with inhabitants within the framework of the Barometer of the Districts of the Grenoble and its suburbs.
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Paulette Duarte. Renewed neighbourhoods: requalified and dignified neighbourhoods? Examples of districts in region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France). 30th annual Congress Spaces of Dialog for Places of Dignity. Fostering the European Dimension of Planning, Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP), Jul 2017, Lisbon, Portugal. ⟨halshs-01578172⟩

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