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Achieving a Socio-Spatial Mix? Prospects and Limitations of Social Housing Policy in Santiago de Chile

Dohnke, Jan and Heinrichs, Dirk and Kabisch, Sigrun and Krellenberg, Kerstin and Welz, Juliane (2014) Achieving a Socio-Spatial Mix? Prospects and Limitations of Social Housing Policy in Santiago de Chile. Housing Studies, pp. 1-19. Routledge. doi: 10.1080/02673037.2014.982516. ISBN 0267-3037 (Print), 1466-1810 (Online). ISSN 0267-3037.

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In the Chilean housing sector, the combination of free-market imperatives guiding investment decisions and a long tradition of social housing subsidies has generally had remarkable success in quantitative terms but has also contributed to the large-scale segregation of poor families on the urban periphery. With the goal of a better socio-spatial mix and, ultimately, social integration, the Chilean government recently revised its guidelines for housing subsidies, promoting small-scale social housing in central locations. This paper examines the early effects of this new housing policy in a cluster of the so-called “pericentral” municipalities in Santiago de Chile. Specifically, it raises the question of whether the policy has a chance of achieving its objectives in light of prevailing free-market conditions. We demonstrate strong interrelations between the current dynamics of real-estate investment and government-led housing programs which together continue to promote uneven socio-spatial development and segregation of the urban poor on a smaller scale.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/94402/
Document Type:Article
Title:Achieving a Socio-Spatial Mix? Prospects and Limitations of Social Housing Policy in Santiago de Chile
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Dohnke, JanHelmholtz-Zentrum für UmweltforschungUNSPECIFIED
Heinrichs, Dirkdirk.heinrichs (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kabisch, SigrunHelmholtz-Zentrum für UmweltforschungUNSPECIFIED
Krellenberg, KerstinHelmholtz-Zentrum für UmweltforschungUNSPECIFIED
Welz, JulianeHelmholtz-Zentrum für UmweltforschungUNSPECIFIED
Date:December 2014
Journal or Publication Title:Housing Studies
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1080/02673037.2014.982516
Page Range:pp. 1-19
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Leishman, Chrisniversity of GlasgowUNSPECIFIED
Munro, MoiraUniversity of GlasgowUNSPECIFIED
Forrest, RayCity University of Hong KongUNSPECIFIED
Schwartz, AlexThe New School for Management and Urban PolicyUNSPECIFIED
ISBN:0267-3037 (Print), 1466-1810 (Online)
Keywords:Housing Policy, residential mobility, affordable housing, housing market, Chile
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Deposited By: Heinrichs, Dirk
Deposited On:09 Jan 2015 11:21
Last Modified:09 Jan 2015 11:21

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