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'On the side of the Angels': community involvement in the governance of neighbourhood renewal


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  • Fred Robinson
  • Keith Shaw
  • Gill Davidson
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    Community involvement in regeneration is far from easy, and is difficult to define. The New Deal for Communities programme has directly involved residents in the governance of neighbourhood renewal with some success. However, community capacity has proved to be limited, adequate representation is difficult to achieve and there has been friction with local government. Community empowerment has to be enabled and supported by getting the structures and processes right, and supporting community representatives.

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    Article provided by Taylor and Francis Journals in its journal Local Economy.

    Volume (Year): 20 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 13-26

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:loceco:v:20:y:2005:i:1:p:13-26

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    Keywords: Community involvement; neighbourhood renewal; urban regeneration; governance; community representation; empowerment;


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    1. Andrew Kythreotis, 2010. "Local strategic partnerships: a panacea for voluntary interest groups to promote local environmental sustainability? The UK context," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(4), pages 187-193.


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