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Title: Issues of social cohesion
Alternative title / Subtitle: a case study from the greek urban scenery
Authors: Τούση, Ευγενία
Tousi, Evgenia
Contributors: Γιαννακόπουλος, Γεώργιος Α. (συντ.)
Σακκάς, Δαμιανός Π. (συντ.)
Item type: Conference publication
Conference Item Type: Full Paper
Keywords: Economic immigrants;Οικονομικοί μετανάστες;Refugees of 1922;Πρόσφυγες του 1922;Greek urban scenery;Ελληνικά αστικά τοπία
Subjects: Sociology
Issue Date: 29-Apr-2015
Date of availability: 29-Apr-2015
Abstract: The analysis of the contemporary images of the Greek urban scenery highlights issues of social cohesion, associated with numerous changes in socioeconomic, cultural and demographic level. Especially the wider area of the urban conglomeration of Athens consists nowadays of several social teams which start from different cultural origins. To be more specific, the settlement of economic immigrants the past decade alters the existing balances, affecting several aspects of daily life. This kind of settlement is spatially oriented in urban areas with low rents, some of which are the urban settlements of the refugees of 1922. As years went by several constructions and urban regulations were made so as to host the refugee population. This kind of ‘residential islands’ within the urban scenery are related with damaged and abandoned refugee-blocks of flats, lack of social infrastructures and in general unbearable housing conditions. In most of the cases the inhabitants of these areas are economic immigrants, elderly people and families with low income. Taking into consideration the lack of social housing policy, this essay is an effort to remind a kind of neglected urban issue, which is not only related with social cohesion and housing conditions but also with issues of cultural heritage.
Language: English
Citation: Tousi, E. (2011). The role of environmental education within the framework of the environmental policy of a regional municipality. International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO 2011), Kos Island, Greece, 29 September - 3 Octomber 2011. pp. 380-383. Available from:
Conference: International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO 2011)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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