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Welfare Reform on the Web (October 2000): Community Regeneration - UK

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP IN AREA REGENERATION

D. Purdue et al

Policy Press, 2000

Report examines the role and impact of community leaders involved in area regeneration partnerships. Concludes the regeneration policy could be made more community friendly by reducing the bureaucratic demands of partnership working on individual community leaders, creating more flexibility in the bidding process and emphasising community-led evaluation.

REFLECTING REALITIES: PARTICIPANTS' PERSPECTIVES ON INTEGRATED COMMUNITIES AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

J. Anastacio et al

Policy Press, 2000

Study exploring the experience of residents involved in urban regeneration projects found that communities are diverse and local interests may conflict with each other. Residents also felt there was a gap between the rhetoric that demands community participation in area regeneration programmes and the realities of work on the ground. They commented that the mechanisms for community involvement had been inadequate with too little time for effective consultation. They felt there had been insufficient support and not enough training. The study also piloted "Audit Tools" for area regeneration programmes which could be used as part of an obligatory system of monitoring community participation.

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