Intervening in Communities: Community Networks and Impacts of Urban Regeneration Programmes in Andalusia (Spain)

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 09:15
Oral Presentation
Manuel FERNANDEZ-GARCIA, Universdidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain
Urban regeneration policies are an emblematic example of a public intervention aimed at improving living conditions in a given community. These interventions require the participation of different communal actors, institutional or not, present in the area. Previous studies have shown how the different contexts of interaction in which this type of policy is developed (characterized by the territorial context and the design of the intervention) can generate different coalitions of governance during the implementation of the projects. The aim of this communication is to examine if different coalitions of implementation generate different impacts in the intervened areas. To this end, different projects belonging to the same programme developed by the regional government in different cities of Andalusia will be analyzed. These cases present different contexts both in the situation of the areas involved (centers vs. peripheries), the design of the project or the dynamics of collaboration between the different actors present in the field. This work presents advances from the “Urban-Impacts” project, financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, and uses data from the project "Urban Regeneration and Social Cohesion in Andalusia (Rucosa)" financed by the Department of Development and Housing of the regional government of Andalusia.