Inhabitants of poor neighborhoods are forced to relocate.
Director, and research | 27'00


URBAN districts


Urban policy in the Netherlands has long been focused on improving disadvantaged urban districts. The spatial concentration of low-income households has been seen as a highly problematic issue. Because of this negative view of these concentrations, a housing mix in the problematic urban areas has been considered to be one of the most promising solutions. It would result in a social mix and more social cohesion within the district.


Social mix


Strikingly, numerous researchers point out that the social mix might not resolve the problems in those areas, while at the same time central and local government holds on to the idea of the mix. The effect of creating mixed neighborhoods can very well be that new concentrations emerge elsewhere in the city.