Neighbourhood demolition, relocation and health. A qualitative longitudinal study of housing-led urban regeneration in Glasgow, UK

Health Place. 2015 May;33:101-8. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.02.006. Epub 2015 Mar 24.


We conducted a qualitative longitudinal study to explore how adult residents of disadvantaged urban neighbourhoods (Glasgow, UK) experienced neighbourhood demolition and relocation. Data from 23 households was collected in 2011 and 2012. Some participants described moves to new or improved homes in different neighbourhoods as beneficial to their and their families' wellbeing. Others suggested that longstanding illnesses and problems with the new home and/or neighbourhood led to more negative experiences. Individual-level contextual differences, home and neighbourhood-level factors and variations in intervention implementation influence the experiences of residents involved in relocation programmes.

Keywords: Housing; Neighbourhoods; Public health; Regeneration; Relocation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Environment Design
  • Female
  • Health Status*
  • Housing / supply & distribution*
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Qualitative Research
  • Residence Characteristics*
  • Scotland
  • Urban Renewal*
  • Vulnerable Populations / psychology
  • Young Adult