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‘It’s just houses’: the role of community space in a new housing development in the digital era

Jacklin-Jarvis, Carol and Cole, Marion (2019). ‘It’s just houses’: the role of community space in a new housing development in the digital era. Voluntary Sector Review, 10(1) pp. 69–79.

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This paper explores the role played by social media and physical community space in creating community identity in a new residential area. It argues that physical space still matters in a digital era, as social media tends to draw similar people together, rather than building bridges between diverse groups of residents. To build community identity that is both cohesive and inclusive, it is important that community space is available from early on in a building programme.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 2040-8064
Keywords: community buildings; community identity; development areas; social media
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 60353
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 11:36
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 11:26
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