“Not in my Stairway”: How do Neighbours Cope with Peer-to-peer Rentals in Housing Cooperatives

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Abstract

This chapter approaches resilience as a problem-solving practice in neighbourhood communities, by discussing how peer-to-peer (P2P)-accommodation platform rentals have been embraced in a Nordic context. I review the evolution and cultural history of Danish housing cooperative movements as mundane hotbeds of participatory democracy and argue that everyday Nordic practices of cohabitation are signifcant for building resilience. Departing from the notion of the community as performatively constituted, I provide a brief illustration of how neighbourhoods are enacted in residents' images or notions of cohesion as well as of shared values, practices and spaces. Based on empirical illustrations from disputes concerning P2P rentals and construction of private balconies in Copenhagen, my position is that neighbourhood conficts challenge, but may also enhance, societal cohesion, because they revive discussions about the rights and duties of community members.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeer-to-peer Accommodation and Community Resilience : Implications for Sustainable Development
EditorsAnna Farmaki, Dimitri Ioannides, Stella Kladou
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationWallingford
PublisherCABI Publishing
Publication date2022
Pages123-132
Chapter10
ISBN (Print)9781789246605
ISBN (Electronic)9781789246629 , 9781789246612
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Publication statusPublished - 2022

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