(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Out of place? the effects of demolition on youths’ social contacts and leisure activities—A case study in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VISSER K. (1) ; BOLT G. (1) ; VAN KEMPEN R. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Human Geography and Planning, Faculty of Geosciences, Univ., Utrecht, PAYS-BAS


This article analyses the effects of demolition on youths’ social contacts and leisure activities in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The findings indicate that, although the first months after displacement youths lose some social contacts and stop participating in certain leisure activities, they show high levels of flexibility and soon make new friends and take up leisure activities in their new neighbourhood. No differences were found in friendships and leisure activities between displaced youths and those in a control group of non-displaced youths as reported at the time of the study. This confirms that in the long term the effects of displacement are limited


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no1 [pp. 203-219]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 5 tabl.



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